This email is circulating between residents in Larchmont:
Our neighbor’s house was broken into last night (Thursday) while she was in the house. Like the burglaries in the last few months, the burglar got into her car, opened the garage and broke into the house at around 3 AM. He took laptops, wallets, etc. He didn’t go upstairs. And according to the police, the burglar also likes good leather–he takes the good handbags but leaves the non-designer ones behind.
Unfortunately the Village of Larchmont Police Department has a policy of not releasing public information until it decides when to do so. Reporters are referred to the online police blotter. The current police blotter (as of 1/27) only reports crimes from 1/16-1/20.
A First Amendment lawyer we spoke with today says he believes this policy violates Freedom of Information laws in New York.
An automated phone call the week of Jan. 9 warned residents about a rash burglaries since Thanksgiving.
A recent robbery in the Town of Mamaroneck section of Larchmont also inspired email warnings among residents. There has been no significant break in that case, according to Town Police.
We will continue to press VOLPD more information. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with information or questions.