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Howard Beach break-in attempt

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Posted: Thursday, June 5, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 12:37 pm, Thu Jun 12, 2014.

A Howard Beach home was the scene of an attempted break-in on Monday.

The incident was confirmed in a statement posted on the Howard Beach/Lindenwood Civic Association’s Facebook page Tuesday, which said the suspect was scared away by the home’s alarm.

“The 106th Precinct is aware of this incident and are currently working to catch the bad guy,” the statement said. “This time, it was the house alarm that caused the intruder to flee. We will continue to work with the community, the 106th Precinct and our local elected’s to further implement measures that will make our neighborhood safe again.”

Police did not give the address of the home, but sources say it was west of Cross Bay Boulevard.

The neighborhood has been on edge since a string of burglaries and break-ins in March. In response, the NYPD beefed up patrols and parked a Command Post vehicle outside PS 207. As a result, Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, the precinct’s commanding officer, said in April that the break-ins had ceased.

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