A woman made an unauthorized withdrawal from another woman’s bank account. At 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, a 70-year-old woman living on the Upper East Side was notified by her bank that an unknown woman had withdrawn $8,800 from her bank account using the account holder’s photo ID. The victim said she had lost her photo ID back in February.
Someone opened an unauthorized phone account in a woman’s name. On Tuesday, March 18, a 70-year-old woman received a phone call from T-Mobile stating that someone had opened a cell phone account in her name and made charges in the amount of $206.82.
Police arrested a man who attempted to sell back a woman’s stolen cell phone. On Saturday, March 15, a woman lost her cell phone. The phone had a message stored in its memory, giving the phone number to call if the phone was lost or stolen. Soon a man contacted the woman, saying that he had found her phone, but he would give it back only if she paid him $200. They set up a time and place to meet, but the woman also notified the police. When the man – a 22-year-old – showed up with the phone at the arranged time and place and asked for the money, he was arrested and charged.
Safeguard your apartment and home. Recent burglaries have occurred in the neighborhood. Be alert for suspicious activity. Perpetrators are gaining entry by:
- Forcing locked doors, mainly the front, due to inadequate locks.
- Front doors left open and unsecured.
- Unlocked rear windows.
- Fire-escape windows.
- Lock all windows and doors – even when you will be away from home only for a few hours, even if you live in a doorman building.
- Install and lock secondary locks.
- Do NOT leave your electronics (laptops, iPods, etc.) near your windows in plain view.
- Install only FDNY-approved safety gates on fire-escape or ground-level windows.
Your local precinct Crime Prevention Survey consists of a walk-through of your home and a list of security recommendations to help prevent your chances of being burglarized. Call your local precinct and ask the crime prevention officer for this FREE service. If you have any information regarding any burglaries, please contact your local precinct detective squad.
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