Friday, April 05, 2013 approximately 1:45PM: A bystander noticed a teenager snatch an iphone from an unsuspecting young woman who was standing on the corner of Troy Avenue and Carroll Street while texting. He immediately called the Crown Heights Shmira hotline. Shmira members responded and canvassed the area with the victim with no luck. In the meantime, 911 was called and Police officers arrived and checked the cameras from the grocery store on the corner but were only able to get a partial description of the perpetrator. Meanwhile, Shmira members were tracking the phone via the iphone GPS tracking, but ...
Sunday, March 17, 2013 approximately 6:53PM Crown Heights Shmira helped detain two shoplifters who attempted to make off with six packs of dove soap valued at approximately $50.00 until Police arrived and placed them under arrest.
Friday, February 15, 2013 approximately 4:15PM: Shmira members helped detain a shoplifter outside Kol Tov grocery on the corner of Kingston Ave. and Montgomery St. until Police arrived to make the arrest.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at approximately 12:10pm: A Crown Heights Shmira member was on Montgomery Street between New York and Nostrand Avenues, when he heard someone screaming. Two cars had been broken into, and the perpetrator was getting away with the stolen goods.
On Sunday, January 6, a 2-hour seminar about street-wise self-defense was held in the heart of Crown Heights, organized by the Crown Heights Shmira patrol. The seminar, attended by men and boys ages 13 and up, educated the community on the basics of how to defend oneself against common street attacks.