Cameras caught masked thieves traversing the streets and breaking into cars in the North Massapequa community. Now the area is trying to catch criminals.
Residents say thieves upended the interiors of cars, stole items, and violated their privacy. This has become an island-wide trend.
Rachel Gemma is still a little shocked after a burglary broke into her SUV Friday morning. She was parked right in front of her house. She said it was the first time she had left her unlocked. Thieves stole a large number of gift cards, including $100 winning lottery tickets.
Around the corner, another neighbor got a video of some masked crooks allegedly opening a car door and stealing things from inside.
Nassau police confirmed multiple car break-ins in north Massapequa on Friday morning. Neighbors say it was along Rosewood Drive, North Queens Avenue and North Suffolk Avenue where Gemma lives.
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In one video, a neighbor said the getaway car picked up a person who may have broken into the car and sped off when the paperboy appeared.
Police are asking residents to report any suspicious activity or attempted break-ins.
Dan Benigno’s car wasn’t robbed, but he’s on alert.
“I make sure it’s locked every night before I go to bed and hope nothing happens in the middle of the night,” he said.
Since then, Gemma’s family has taken valuables out of the car and locked the car as well as the house.
Cameras and lights don’t always scare thieves, but some homeowners say they’re considering installing more.