- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - A 28 percent uptick in burglaries in Nassau County has prompted a Long Island police department to form a task force to stem the outbreak.

Newsday reports (https://nwsdy.li/1UrKtp8 ) the department has formed a burglary pattern team focused on organized burglary rings that use professional methods.

Statistics show that Nassau police saw 172 residential burglaries across the county as of March 9. That’s up from 134 in the same time period last year.

Overall major crime is down about 1 percent over the same time last year. But the department is also seeing a spike in street robberies and felony assaults this year.

Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter says burglaries are an invasive crime and they want to take a different approach to reducing them.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com


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