Brooklyn Heights Burglaries Aided by Open Doors, Open Windows

03/11/2011 12:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • LIZ ROBBINS nytimes.com

Brooklyn Heights, the brownstone and red-brick bastion of families new and old, has seen a crime spree of sorts: four burglaries in the past five days. But none of the burglaries came from a forced entry, a broken window. Instead, the burglars simply let themselves in through windows, or doors that residents, perhaps overly confident, had left open.

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