Hoboken Cat Burglary – with residents home!
Short-staffed Hoboken Police Dept. diminishes quality of service
A Hoboken411 reader sent this note in about an incident that happened at their apartment recently:
“I wanted to let you know about a robbery that took place at our house this past weekend. We were sleeping around midnight on Friday when the robbers threw a brick through our downstairs window. They entered the house through the window and ransacked the living room and kitchen, stealing our TV, electronics etc. We called the police in the morning when we found the damage and they came right over.
They found fingerprints but weren’t able to “lift them” because they aren’t part of the Detective’s Bureau. They told us they won’t be able to send Detectives until Monday, at the earliest, due to a decrease in funding. Apparently, due to this lack of funding, the force is short a lot of officers who would normally be patrolling the streets and responding to emergencies. We feel very violated and unsafe and think that it is unreasonable to have to wait more than 48 hours for a detective to come and retrieve the evidence.
Maybe Mayor Zimmer should consider re-allocating some funds and better staffing our Police force and Detective’s Bureau?”
More evidence about the increase in crime and declining quality of life in Hoboken.