Perp got away with $10K, still at large
By Jessica Meditz
A home invasion and robbery occurred Saturday at around 1 a.m. on Doran Ave. in Glendale, police say.
A 27-year-old female victim reported that two unidentified males, one of them wearing an NYPD t-shirt, ballistic vest, and a baseball cap, rang her doorbell looking for her boyfriend, claiming they were NYPD officers before kicking in the door and handcuffed her.
The individuals displayed a firearm and forcibly entered the residence.
Police say the suspects removed $10,000 cash and fled in a black Ford Mustang and dark colored Nissan crossover model.
Upon arrival, officers encountered the woman standing in the street, handcuffed. She did not sustain any injuries as a result of this crime.
At the time of publication, no arrests have been made in regard to this incident and the investigation is ongoing.
Residents of the neighborhood remain concerned about the motive of the crime, and what the recent uptick in crime means for the community in the long term.
“Who leaves $10,000 on their night table? If that’s true, I’m going to assume the burglary was drug-related,” Kathy Masi, a Glendale resident and member of Community Board 5, said.
“Unfortunately, due to bail reform we are seeing large spikes in crime throughout the city and right here locally in our neighborhood,” Michael Conigliaro, a Rego Park resident and the Republican candidate for the upcoming State Assembly District 28 election, said.
“Police officers risk their lives each day they put on their uniform and under the current flawed criminal justice system, criminals are released after an arrest without any fear of repercussions of committing the same crime again,” he continued. “This is unacceptable and needs to stop.”