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107th Pct. sees uptick in robberies

By Madina Toure

The 107th Precinct, based in Pomonok, experienced an increase in robberies and had no burglaries or murders between the end of August and early September.

During the time period of Aug. 31 through Sept. 6, the precinct had nine robberies, compared to six during the same period last year, according to the NYPD’s CompStat statistics for the precinct. The precinct also had no burglaries during the time period, compared to four last year.

There were no felony assaults, compared to one last year.

The number of auto grand larcenies remained the same between this year and the previous year, at three. There were no murders in 2015 or 2014, and there was one rape compared to none last year.

This year to date, the precinct has had an increase in robberies, from 129 last year to 140 this year. It also had three murders this year as well as an increase in felony assaults to 83 from 71 last year.

The number of rapes dropped to five from 16 last year. The number of burglaries also saw a significant decrease, from 118 to 91, and the number of auto grand larcenies dropped to 90 from 99 last year.

Reach reporter Madina Toure by e-mail at mtoure@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4566.

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