Nypd & Shmira Buy & Bust
Early friday morning approximately 1:15 A.M., a young man was walking on East New York ave between brooklyn and kingston avenues, when he was attacked by four male black thugs, he was beaten and robbed of his backpack and Iphone, a passer by called Shmira, the shmira dispatcher advised the caller to also call 911, Shmira and NYPD responded in large numbers and began canvassing, but the perpetrators were not found and a police report was made.
Shmira members did not give up and started calling the stolen phone until it was finally answered, the Shmira member convinced the person at the other end of the phone line to sell the phone back for $200, Shmira then relayed the information to the 71st Pct special operations who along with shmira, set up a buy and bust operation, when the plain clothes police officer showed up at the location as the buyer, the person possessing the stolen phone realized that he was a police officer and called the shmira member who was acting as the victim trying to buy his phone back, he complained about being set up and wanted to know why there was a police officer at the location, at the same time one of the sharp eyed officers involved, stationed a block away noticed what he thought was the person with the phone, he immediately approached the suspect who as it turned out was in possession of the stolen phone, he was immediately placed under arrest and is being charged with possession of stolen property he will be placed in a line up later today to see if the victim can identify him as part of the group that committed the assault and mugging.
Shmira would like to thank Lieutenant Steven Weiss and his team for their great work.
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