Home Burglaries Reported Recently In New City And Nanuet

Clarkstown Police are investigating a series of home burglaries that have occurred during the past week throughout the two communities


The Clarkstown Police Department is investigating an undisclosed number of residential burglaries in New City and Nanuet.  The department has an active investigation in progress and released few details about the break-ins at private homes. According to police, there is no cluster or specific neighborhood where the burglaries have taken place; they have been spread out in different parts of New City and Nanuet.

“We haven’t had a lot of burglaries lately (so) to have a rash in the past week is out of the ordinary,” said Sgt. Jo Anne Fratianni.

Jewelry and cash have been taken during the burglaries, most of which have occurred while people were at work.  All of the homes were forcibly entered. Sgt. Fratianni would not say if the department believes there is a connection between the burglaries.

“I would say most of the burglaries have taken place during normal business hours,” she said.

Police remind residents to follow some basic steps when leaving their home in order to protect it.

  • Lock all windows and doors.
  • Exterior doors should be solid and have a double dead bolt lock.
  • Never leave the house and property completely dark. 
  • Place interior lights on timers and install exterior security lights. 
  • Trim hedges or bushes so doors and windows can be clearly seen. 
  • Activate burglar alarms when leaving.
  • Hide valuables including cash and jewelry.
  • Contact police immediately if your home is burglarized. Do not touch anything and wait outside for the police to arrive.

Clarkstown Police urge residents to be more aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious vehicles or people. 

“The community is our eyes and ears,” said Fratianni.

Anyone with information about these burglaries should contact the Clarkstown Police Department at 845-639-5800 or the TIPS line at 1-877-639-6233. 


DTOMe March 19, 2013 at 05:39 PM
I think that Richie Himes comment is very relevant to this article!
p. crespo March 19, 2013 at 06:58 PM
Mr. Himes - dont be surprised if janet hasson acquires a weapon to protect HER home after this little crime spree . . . the BIGGEST hypocrites are generally liberals. They are the same people who tell us to open our arms (and wallets) to the throngs of illegal immigrants to the Hudson valley. You know, "the huddled masses yearning to be free" and proclaim at the county legislature meetings "give them education, public assistance and most of all, decent HOUSING - just dont give them a house next to me in NEW CITY. Gotta love'em - they sure are a cheap source of entertainment.
Brian March 19, 2013 at 07:44 PM
Yawn. Change the record.
Sashinka March 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM
Where were the burglaries? How many? What was taken? How were the breakins accomplished? And most important... how much overtime was expended by the PD.?
Richie Himes March 20, 2013 at 05:22 PM
I seem to have struck a nerve! Sorry to attack your Liberal god of information but all you have to do is a simple Google search on the topic. Of course, that would require pulling your head out of... the sand. @ p.crespo, I am not surprised in the least. Especially since they hired armed gaurds at the office which is just around the corner from West Nyack Elementary.


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