Safety alerts, helpful links and occasional commentary on crime in Central Brooklyn, with a focus on the following precincts: 71st and 77th (Crown Heights), 79th and 81st (Bedford-Stuyvesant), 73rd (Brownsville) and 88th (Fort Greene/Clinton Hill).
Friday, May 11, 2012
WANTED: iPhone Muggers on Kosciuszko (79th Precinct)
Detectives from the 79 Pct are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the suspect depicted in the following video. The circumstances are as follows:
On Wednesday 04/09/12 at approximately 0005 hrs the victim (F/W/26) was entering a residence at Kosciuszko Street and was approached by a female that asked her the time. When the victim took out her iPhone to look at the time a male suspect approached the victim from behind and placed her in a choke hold. The suspect then demanded her property (phone and purse) and then fled the scene E/B on Kosciuszko Street toward Nostrand Avenue.
M/B/30's 6FT 0IN 180 Pounds
F/B/30's 5FT 3IN 170 Pounds
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers' website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.