Don't Let Your Guard Down: Recent Burglaries in Larchmont

Larchmont police urge residents to lock their doors and windows after several burglaries in the area within the last few months.

Update, 1/12: Larchmont Police Spokesperson Lt. Antonio Rigano confirmed that the residences were occupied and that there were no witnesses to the series of burglaries.  No further details were available as the police continue their investigation.

Although many consider the Larchmont community to be safe and secure, a string of burglaries since Thanksgiving weekend may give some cause to take extra precautions against intruders.

Since the initial report, the Larchmont Police Department has responded to seven home burglaries and/or attempts, said Police Chief John Poleway at Monday night’s board meeting.  There were no forced entries reported; all entries were made through unlocked doors and, in one case, entry was made with a garage door opener left in an unlocked car.

In light of this false sense of security residents may feel lulled into, the police department made a reverse 911 call to all village residents last night reminding them to keep all windows and doors of their home, as well as car, locked. 

Thedid not respond to a request for additional information on the burglaries.

To report any suspicious incidents, please contact the police department at (914) 834-1000.

Editor's Note: A previous version of this article used the term robbery and burglary interchangably.  The article has been corrected to refer specifically to burglaries.

JQP January 12, 2012 at 02:04 AM
So is this a warning about robberies or burglaries?
Stefani Kim January 12, 2012 at 02:09 AM
It's a warning about home burglaries. Sorry if that wasn't clear.


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