Dec. 31, 2013 By Christian Murray
The police have stepped up their presence in Sunnyside in the past couple of days in response to a number of break-ins.
“We have deployed additional resources in response to several residential burglaries which have occurred in Sunnyside,” said Captain Brian Hennessy, commander of the 108 precinct.
The majority of the break ins, Hennessy said, have occurred between 40th Street and 50th Street—on the north side of Queens Blvd. The thieves have gained entry, for the most part, via fire escape windows.
Two police officers, who were located at 41st Street and Skillman Avenue, said that there were between 12 and 14 patrol cars in the neighborhood Tuesday morning. They said that officers from all over Queens had been assigned to Sunnyside.
Hennessy, who was at home with his family today, was unable to say how many incidents there have been.