Monsey residents concerned over bear sightings

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) A black bear has been roaming the street of a Monsey neighborhood for weeks, and concerned residents say the police have done nothing to protect them from the animal.

The bear has been seen along Aster Place in the Wesley Hills area of Monsey for weeks now, roaming the streets in the daytime and rummaging through garbage cans, looking for food.

Malki Fisher, who lives in the area, says after a bear tried to break into her kitchen on Thursday, she contacted the Ramapo Police Department, and she says they didn't do anything to help her. Other neighbors agree, complaining nothing is being done to protect anyone, especially children.

Ramapo police say they are aware of the situation, and are advising everyone to stay away from any bears if they see them and to notify the police.

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