The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Safety and security
The application of public services to reduce crime, prevent damage due to fire, and improve the quality of life in Prospect Heights.

Be alert: Once again, muggings on the rise during the holiday season

Posted: December 2, 2011 - 4:55pm
Neighbors should be aware of a recent string of robberies that have taken place in the area of Prospect Heights east of Vanderbilt Avenue and south of Park Place. In each case, one or two men, sometimes armed, have confronted individuals on the street during evening hours and demanded money and valuables.
The 77th Precinct has acknowledged a pattern, and has responded by deploying additional sergeants and officers on foot in the affected area. However, residents should exercise caution when walking outside at night.