Long Island introduces new task force to fight rise in burglaries
Law enforcement officials announced a new task force to combat crimes being committed across Long Island.
They say they are seeing patterns in both Nassau and Suffolk counties where people commit burglaries, leave and return to do it again.
Officials say criminals are coming from New Jersey to steal cars and break into homes.
Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder says 90% of cars that are stolen are recovered in Newark.
The multi-jurisdictional burglary task force will use resources to identify and stop burglary patterns, share real-time information and coordinate their prosecutor.