QUEENS — Jewelry, cash and electronics have been the target in more than a dozen residential burglaries in Forest Hills this year, police said.
The 112th Precinct saw 15 burglaries in the 28-day period ending Jan. 31, police officials said.
At least 12 of those incidents were part of the same pattern, prompting officers to distribute flyers with burglary prevention tips in the neighborhood.
Today we gave out Burglary Awareness flyers on 71 Avenue and Austin Street pic.twitter.com/npmhlLNfCt— NYPD 112th Precinct (@NYPD112Pct) January 30, 2016
Police said the recent burglaries have been clustered in the area between 71st and 67th avenues and between Queens Boulevard, Union Turnpike and Woodhaven Boulevard.
The suspects broke into homes and apartments through front and rear doors as well as through windows, in some cases using fire escapes.
“Please lock your windows,” said Deputy Inspector Judith Harrison, the commanding officer of the 112th Precinct, at a recent community council meeting.
Harrison also asked residents with surveillance systems to angle some of their security cameras out to monitor the streets as well.