Greenpoint residents create community patrol group after string of violent crimes in area

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(PIX11) – A spike in violent crime and a decreased police presence had Greenpoint residents lining up for a neighborhood patrol group.

Tuesday night, more than 100 people showed up for a forum on crime in the community.

The block patrol would consist of volunteers taking shifts and looking out for suspicious acts.

The move comes after a string of home invasions and sexual assaults in the area.