Department of Public Safety Commissioner James Deleon Guerrero expressed disappointment yesterday with the recent burglary that victimized visiting Russian ballerinas and he vowed to crack down on burglars, whom he described as a menace to society.
Deleon Guerrero said the burglary hurt several agencies that are doing a lot to revive the tourism industry.
He said DPS is now looking into the incident.
“We are hopeful that something fruitful will come out so that we can bring those perpetrators to justice,” he said.
Five Russian ballerinas reportedly lost laptops, cell phones, cameras, cash, and other items to burglars that broke into their apartment unit in Koblerville last week.
Deleon Guerrero noted that burglary-or property crimes in general-are a very big problem in the Commonwealth.
“I think it's time that a concrete solution is initiated to crack down on these things,” he said.
He disclosed that he will be issuing a general order to make the TASC project permanent, referring to the Thief Apprehension Select Coalition, a special group of detectives that has been successful in running after burglars and robbers.
He also urged the Legislature to pass a bill that will impose stiffer penalties on crimes of burglary, theft, and robbery.