City officials urge landlord to hike security at Bronx building

Politicians step in after 2922 Grand Concourse hit by string of burglaries over two years

2922 Grand Concourse in the Bronx
2922 Grand Concourse in the Bronx

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