Throughout this past week there have been both attempted and successful robberies/burglaries. The first 2 incidents happened on Saturday night. A young man was walking home when he was approached by two male blacks. One pointed a gun at him and demanded money. The young man notified them that he does not carry money on Shabbos and therefore he has nothing on him so they patted him down to verify his claim. Shortly thereafter two male blacks approached a couple as they were entering their apartment and showed them a firearm demanding that they hand over their money. The woman was pushing a stroller with her baby inside and at one point the gun was aimed toward the baby. The man handed over close to $300.00 in cash and the pair went on their way.
In yet a third instance a woman heard someone knocking on her door. When she opened the door she was face to face with two male blacks carrying a handgun who fit the description from the previous instances. The burglars pushed pass her toward her mother who was also home at the time. Both the woman and her mother got into a scuffle with the two and pushed them out of the house then immediately slammed the door shut. Thank G-D, in all these instances no one was hurt.
DO NOT open the door unless you know who it is. Furthermore, if upon entering your apartment building you notice someone who should not be there call the Shmira hot-line and 911 immediately. Do it discreetly and don’t lead them to your apartment.
The criminals are both male blacks approximately 19-25 years of age and approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall. They are armed and dangerous. One of them possibly has something wrong with his left eye, either a lazy eye or cross eyed. Also, one of them has a distinct limp with his left foot.They are targeting both pedestrians and residences. If you think you see someone who matches this description DO NOT approach. Call Shmira and 911 and try to watch them from a safe distance.
Both the NYPD and Shmira are doing their utmost to bring these criminals to justice. We are only asking you remain alert and once again DON’T open the door unless you are 100% sure who it is.
In case of emergency Don’t hesitate to call 911 and Shmira @ 718-221-0303 24 hours a day 365 days a year.