Bronx residents and local officials are pushing for a Jerome Park landlord to update security in wake of a string of burglaries at his apartment building.
Tenants of 2922 Grand Concourse, between East 199th Street and Bedford Park Boulevard East, said at a recent community board meeting on public safety that the first robberies were reported two years ago — and have continued.
The residents of the building claim the landlord, Apartment Rental Masters, has done little to improve security at the 49-unit building, according to the New York Daily News. Some residents are also worried that the thefts might be an inside job. A number of the break-ins in the building showed no signs of forced entry, according to the paper.
At the Community Board 7 meeting, Public Safety Chair John Snider promised the city would send a letter urging the landlord to make the building safer, and that City Councilman Andrew Cohen would also make contact.
Apartment Rental Masters didn’t return the paper’s calls for comment. [NYDN] – Angela Hunt