A marshal found the plants during an eviction.
Police are close to making an arrest, the commanding officer of the 83rd precinct said Wednesday.
More than half of all burlgaries in Janaury stemmed from unlocked doors and windows, police said.
Construction sites and homes with unlocked doors were big targets.
Two Facebook posts included the police officer emoji followed by several gun emojis pointing at the cop.
Police believe criminals think officers won't get out of their cars to check rooftops.
Ten vehicle safety checkpoints, partly influenced by a focus on Vision Zero, helped increase arrests.
"We want to help those people before they become a victim," the commanding officer said.
Burglaries have jumped 39 percent, partly driven by thefts of new appliances and tools, police say.
Scammers are stealing money from Brooklyn businesses through an elaborate debit card scam, police say.
Police say local residents in Boerum Hill are inviting burglars into homes by leaving doors unlocked.
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