Senior citizens have been the main target of a recent spate of “distraction” burglaries and robberies in local communities. To prepare and educate our golden aged residents about protecting themselves from dangerous criminal activity, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino, and the Town Department of Public Safety have been offering a series of Senior Citizens’ Crime Prevention Seminars that began on January 6th at the East Meadow Senior Center.
Supervisor Murray, Councilman Santino and their Town Board colleagues announced a schedule of dates and times for Hempstead Town’s Senior Citizens’ Crime Prevention Seminars. All seminars are free of charge, and open to all senior residents living in the Town of Hempstead.
Residential burglaries are invasions of privacy and are threats to the safety and quality of life enjoyed by Hempstead Town residents. Many burglars prey on our most vulnerable citizens, tending to target the senior citizens in our community.
There have been nine “distraction burglaries” and attempted robberies in our Township since December 9th, where criminals have used various methods of deception to gain access to the house and valuables inside by distracting homeowners.
In an effort to increase awareness and knowledge for concerned senior citizens, Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Senior Councilman Anthony J. Santino, and Councilman Gary Hudes joined with the Town Department of Public Safety to host a recent burglary prevention safety seminar.