Burglaries in Hoboken
More Hoboken homes getting burglarized in 2012
January saw a huge increase in burglaries around town – and to add to the observation that crime is on the rise in Hoboken, resident Courtney wants to share what happened to her this past weekend:
“I just wanted to send a quick letter to you about the recent rash of burglaries in Hoboken. I’ve lived in Hoboken for 10 years and I follow the stories on Hoboken411 all the time. I thought I’d share my story with you.
I left Hoboken this past Sunday afternoon to visit my family and watch the super bowl, took off on Monday and returned to Hoboken on Tuesday morning at 730am to find my apartment broken into.
I live on 2nd Street between Hudson and Washington which is a very busy street and one that I’ve always felt safe living on since the Hoboken Police are a half a block away from my apartment. Needless to say, my laptop was taken and all of my jewelry, nothing else was taken so I guess they were in a hurry. I called the Hoboken PD and the officer said that there were three burglaries this weekend that he personally responded too, same sort of situation.
Please remind your readers to always lock their door and if there’s a main door to the building to always pull it closed to be sure it’s locked. I know that a few times I’ve come home and found the main door unlocked because it wasn’t pulled tight. Also let them know, if they hear anything weird or odd at all, please call the cops or their landlord at the very least. My door was broken in and there were wood pieces all over so it had to make noise.
I don’t have renters insurance so I’m basically out of luck but I don’t want this happening to anyone else. I hope that this kind of thing can get under control. I remember years ago that I always saw cops walking around and now I never see any, I hope the mayor starts to realize what’s happening in her town.”
Hoboken burglaries getting more brazen?
Hoboken411 has observed that local apartment burglaries (breaking and entering) seems to be on the uptick (just this week a guy in a black hoodie entered the apartment of a woman living at 8th & Madison – while she was home). With the shaky economy plus local government budget trickery and a lesser police presence in town – Hoboken411 reader Deirdre offers some words of wisdom.
Common sense tips for burglaries in Hoboken
I did want to share with you something I learned this weekend – and I think it’s worthy of a mention on your website. On Friday evening, I returned home to find my apartment was broken into. Fortunately – things like money and jewelry were the only things taken – and TVs and other equipment were left behind. It seems that our burglar wanted quick cash – money, gold, etc.
However after speaking with the police officer that responded to the call – I learned there has been several reported instances of robberies in Hoboken. While our specific instance didn’t fit the same pattern as the other reported instances – I think it is important to remind residents to be on the look out!
- Lock your doors (with a dead bolt) EVERY time
- When leaving your building, make sure you close the main door to the building so it locks (if that is your setup)
- Watch out for your neighbors and report suspicious behavior.
- GET RENTERS INSURANCE – our big mistake
I’m sure you or the Hoboken Police Dept could provide better suggestions than these, this is just my initial thoughts.
Our break in was uptown (Washington St between 11th & 12th) — but apparently these other burglaries have been happening downtown. Our police office said that he alone has responded to about 8 calls recently! That’s only one cop!
Hoboken is an awesome city and I have always felt safe. I think everyone needs reminding that government crimes aren’t the only ones happening in Hoboken!
Keep up the great work, I love your site!!