NYPD increases patrols in Kips Bay after rash of burglaries

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AJ Ross reports from Kips Bay.

A rash of burglaries is hitting one community in Manhattan hard.

The NYPD is increasing patrols after the number of burglaries in Kips Bay has more than doubled.

Inside nearly every doorway along E 25th Street you'll notice a NYPD flyer warning residents to be alert and proactive with thieves recently targeting homes in this area at an alarming rate.

Making their presence known, police are becoming a common sight in Kips Bay after a recent rash of burglaries.

"I've noticed more police, like recently, I've even seen like the same cop kind of parked along here," said Susan Dolan, a Kips Bay resident.

According to NYPD statistics, burglaries within the 13th precinct have more than doubled over the past month compared to the same time last year, with seven burglaries reported during the first week of February alone.

"It makes me a little nervous to be around here," a resident said.

"I've heard of the burglaries, haven't really been impacted, I've seen the notes on the doors which is a little alarming," said Brian Bovino, a Kips Bay resident.

To make sure people living in the area are doing their part, police are also posting flyers all over, warning everyone to take precautions and if they see something say something.

"My roommate and I have been taking precautionary actions by locking the windows and like being really careful even if we leave for a little bit," said Amanda Lindsay, a Kips Bay resident.

Small precautions combined with an increased police presence investigators hope will lead to a big break in this case.

"I feel like they're taking actions and it will be safer, but maybe it's just like a fluke thing at least we hope so," a resident said.

"It makes me feel better that they're here, so hopefully that deters anything," another resident said.

If you have any information that can help police please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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