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White Plains Home Burglarized

Police have no suspects, but say at least one burglar attempted to pry open a gun locker in the home after entering through a second-story window Saturday night.

 

A burglar attempted to pry open a gun locker inside a White Plains home listed on the controversial gun permit map posted on Lohud.com in December, police say.

Although the home was one of thousands listed on Lohud's map, police say they have not made a connection between the map and burglary at this point. 

"I have no independent evidence that suggests that it's tied to the gun map," Fisher said. "We are treating this as any other burglary."

No one was home in the dwelling at 125 Davis Ave. at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday night when at least one burglar entered through a second-story window, said White Plains Police Lt. Eric Fisher. The intruder attempted to open a gun locker in the home, but eventually left with only jewelry, Fisher said.

Fisher said it is "hard to tell" at this point if more than one person broke into the home, but it is likely police are looking for a lone burglar. There have been no arrests in the case and the investigation remains open.

The Journal News has been the center of an international controversy since publishing the names and addresses of thousands of people in Westchester and Rockland Counties with gun permits. Political leaders from across the region have cited safety concerns among the reasons why the map should not have been published. 

Since publishing the map on Dec. 23, The Journal News ran an article answering some frequently asked questions about the map. That article states that the information was obtained through Freedom of Information requests and is publicly accessible. The map cannot be searched by name or downloaded from the site, but anyone can zoom into a neighborhood and view names and addresses of people holding a permit to own a pistol.

The newspaper has reportedly increased security at both its White Plains and West Nyack offices in response to threats following the map's publication. There have been several instances of suspicious powder mailed to the newspaper's headquarters over the last month.

Westchester County Robert Astorino has called for the map to be taken down. Astorino again publicly asked The Journal News to remove the map during a press conference Wednesday.

"There is no rhyme or reason for what The Journal News did," Astorino said. "I think they have put a lot of people at risk."

Clarkstown life January 19, 2013 at 02:51 PM
save it andro...the point was to differentiate the crime of robbery and burglary - two very different crimes....NOT the possible additional criminal charges....
wow lifer...all you do is complain...so sad..so typical...try getting outside once in a while..you are very boring...does it make your day to pick minute points and crticize others? by the way did you pay your real estate taxes yet to clowntown they are do on the 21st!!!!make sure you support the big top
how come with the highest paid cop force in the country we have any burglaries at all!!!! we should expect no crime...I thought money buys something? oops just saw the gang fight articles..30 people with baseball bats and knives!!!! wow safe place..NOT.....and we have dare officers making what over 100,000 a year or maybe a lot more patrolling the high schools? they make more than most teachers.did they see or hear anything???usually events like this all kids know what is going on in a school...
Clarkstown life January 20, 2013 at 01:11 AM
yes....they are "DO"...and i pay them...just like you and everyone else....you should read your verbal diatribes once in a while and rethink it before you hit enter.....
Clarkstown life January 20, 2013 at 01:13 AM
just in your fantasy world there is no crime....

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