Armed carjacking in the heart of Crown Heights
Sunday, February 13, 2011, approximately 9:15am: A Crown Heights resident returning from visiting his mother was accosted by a male black who demanded his car. This all unfolded when the victim was parking his car in front of the vacant lot on Crown St. between Albany and Troy Avenues. As the victim attempted to leave the car a male black displayed a silver handgun and demanded the victim’s wallet and car keys. The victim attempted to flee when the perpetrator forced his way into the car and began to beat the victim over the head with the gun. The victim was forced out of the car and the perpetrator fled with the car towards Kingston Ave. The victim then proceeded to walk to his apartment in the crown condos. A good samaritan who witnessed the bloodied victim heading home immediately called the Shmira hot line.
The Shmira dispatcher immediately called 911, Hatzolah and dispatched Shmira members to the scene. Shmira members immediately began canvassing the area in search of the perpetrator and the stolen car as well as assisting the police in gathering witnesses and obtaining surveillance video. Hotzolah arrived and treated the victim, who is in his sixties, for multiple lacerations and transported him to the hospital.
Crown Heights Shmira Patrol has notified Patrols from neighboring communities and are working together to find this perpetrator.
The perpetrator is a male black, 6 feet tall, approximately 19-20 years old and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The perpetrator is armed and dangerous. If you see the car do not approach, call 911 immediately and keep an eye from a distance.
The stolen vehicle is a grey 2010 Toyota Camry, plate # ENG3348.
As of the writing of this article, the victim is still in the Hospital and the perpetrator is still at large.
In case of Emergency call 911 and Shmira 24 hours a day 7 days a week @718-221-0303
Wednesday, February 16, the vehicle was found by the Brooklyn South Patrol of the NYPD.
A full sweep for finger prints has been made and Police are working around the clock to find the perpetrator and bring him to justice.