2008-07-31 / Other News

Paerdegat Burglars Came In Through The Front Window: Victim

Neat houses belie danger that could lurk in Paerdegat 8 area. Burglars entered ground floor home through front window in daytime and absconded with precious equipment. Charles RogersNeat houses belie danger that could lurk in Paerdegat 8 area. Burglars entered ground floor home through front window in daytime and absconded with precious equipment. Charles Rogers The victim of a burglary committed at her home recently says she wants to let her neighbors — and the entire community — know all about the crime so they'll be aware and more cautious in their daily lives, but also in the hope that they might have seen something unusual and be able to help get the stolen property returned and the burglars arrested.

Sonya Brown, 29, of Paerdegat 8 Street, says the burglary occurred at her house, which is located near the corner of Paerdegat Avenue North, sometime during the day on Tuesday, July 22nd when someone apparently climbed through a front window and took a number of articles, including a lap top computer and various expensive articles of electronic equipment belonging to her husband, who is a DJ.

"We were both away, and we came home that day to discover all that stuff had been taken out of the house," she said. "I don't know how they did it and whether they took the equipment out through the window or the front door, but it was gone when we arrived home." She said officers from the 69th Precinct Detective Squad are currently investigating the burglary and making list of the equipment that was stolen.

Sonya's husband, Daemian, also 29, being a professional DJ, needs the equipment for the livelihood of his family.

"He's not only heartbroken," said Sonya, "but he needs all those items in order to be able to fulfill many of the show dates he has." She said she and her husband would willingly pay a reward if the equipment was returned, with no questions asked.

"I also want to warn my neighbors about the possibility of burglars hitting their homes. We all should make sure that our windows are locked and our special items are in a safe place."

Police said the case is open and they ask that anyone with information please contact them at (718) 257-6215. They can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential. Charles Rogers

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