Over the last week dozens of vehicles have been broken into and robbed, items like GPSs and loose change were taken. Crown Heights Shomrim received a report from one burglary victim stating that he confronted the thief and he identified him as Terrence Nelson – one of the areas most notorious recidivists.
The first reported incidents began last week in the vicinity of Empire Boulevard and Albany Avenue, multiple cars were rummaged through. Over Shabbos many more incident were reported, with one of the victims being a Hatzlah volunteer’s vehicle.
Friday night on Crown Street on vehicle owner spotted the perpetrator coming out of his vehicle and confronted him as he fled, he positively identified him as Terrance Nelson – who we last reported as being arrested in May of 2011 after being beaten by a group of Bochurim.
In his last arrest he was charged as a recidivist and was just released two weeks ago according to Shomrim.
In a Public Service Announcement Shomrim urged vehicle owners to keep their interior clean, not to leave bags or even trash behind as these are invitations for burglars.