UPDATE: Two Handguns Stolen in New City Home Burglary

Britta Lane home burglarized on Wednesday and two handguns, pistol permits, cash, jewelry taken.

A home on Britta Lane in New City was burglarized and ransacked on Wednesday, Clarkstown Police said.

Two handguns, a .45 cailber Colt and .22 caliber Iver Johnson, were stolen along with Rockland and Orange County pistol permits. Police report two safes on the upper level of the home were pried open and a third safe was missing from the basement.

An undetermined amount of cash, jewelry and U.S. Savings Bonds were also taken. The homeowner reported the burglary to police at about 9:45 p.m. Sgt. Jo Anne Fratianni said she did not know if the home had been included in an online map of Rockland County licensed pistol permit holders.

In a followup statement, police note the burglary is still under investigation and there are no facts to support a correlation between it and the published map.

Earlier this week, a burglar attempted to pry open a gun locker inside a White Plains home listed on the controversial gun permit map, police said.

The Clarkstown Police Department Detective Bureau is investigating and asks anyone with information to contact the Clarkstown Police Department at 845-639-5800 or the TIPS line at 877-639-6233.

SK, New City January 18, 2013 at 05:25 PM
Several of my neighbors/friends have moved years ago and their names are still listed at these addresses...putting these new owners at risk. What a STUPID IRRESPONSIBLE thing for the Journal to do!
Warren G Harding January 18, 2013 at 06:18 PM
Glad to see all the amutuer detectives at work, Anthony Milel you are a professional leading the charge, speculation is just that, speculation. As long as I'm at it though, 3 safes in the house, maybe someone they knew decided to go looking to see what was so important that was in the safes. "An undetermined amount of cash & savings bonds" seems the owner would know what he had.
Deejay January 18, 2013 at 07:41 PM
Hmmm. If I get pulled over and have a copy of the Journal News in my car, can I be charged with posession of a burglary tool?
JMom January 18, 2013 at 10:16 PM
That damn list is ridiculous anyway. It only lists those who have permits, not necessarily guns. My sister got a permit years ago and is on that map but she does not currently own a gun. So she could be a target for no reason at all. And how nice for her that her neighbors now think she has a gun when she doesn't. The map also listed my cousin in Congers, but she's been living in Florida for over 10 years now. They put this map out and its not even accurate. That's even worse than putting it out at all.
John Touri January 19, 2013 at 01:45 PM
JN had no right to publish such a list for the 2nd time... Last time it was names and addresses, now there is map to help...anyone who has a permit I'm sure they remember that it took over 12 plus months to get it... The correct legal way... The acts of the JN NEWS NEED TO BE DELT WITH... Westchester county needs to go after them, and see to it that it doesn't happen again. Regardless of our safes, lock boxes, etc, now we have a map to our home!!!


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