The NYPD Aviation Unit uses powerful spotlights to watch from the sky, and they radio to officers on the ground when they see something suspicious
Residents struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy now say they are becoming victimized twice, first by the superstorm and now by intruders. So the NYPD is fanning out to look for looters.
Many of the residents still have no power, and many neighborhoods have seen a surge in burglaries. In the Rockaways and other hard-hit areas, units have been brought in to lower the crime trend. And they're not just doing ground patrols.