Crown Heights, Brooklyn — Tuesday, Shortly before 9:00pm a Yungerman on his way home was accosted on President St between Kingston and Albany aves by three young teens. They snatched his cell phone from his hand while he was talking on the phone, then the Yungerman without hesitation screamed “Chaptzem” and began pursuing the robbers.
When they reached the intersection of Crown and Albany a large crowd of Yidden had joined in the pursuit and surrounded two of the three perpetrators, one of which was a Black male and the other an Asian male. The third one, a Black male, managed to slip away and flee into 742 Montgomery St, a predominantly Jewish building located on the corner of Albany Ave.
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One alert resident spotted this and made his way into the building, in an attempt to apprehend him but he later told CrownHeights.info that he thought better of it and decided to wait for him outside the building. A short while later the perp exited the building and began fleeing towards Kingston ave with another crowed of Yidden behind him, who were alert after all the screaming of “Chaptzem!”. He was apprehended in front of the ice cream store on Kingston between Montgomery and Crown st.
An altercation broke out there and the perp managed to break away from the group that was holding him without his shirt on, at which point he ran into a large group of Goyim that began protecting him, screaming things like “they want to beat him because he’s black!” and “a brothers got a brothers back”, this held back the Yidden from perusing him.
A Shomrim member upon hearing the commotion got out of his house and saw what was going on and immediately identified himself, a Yid pointed out the shirtless perp and the Shomrim member began approaching, at which point the group turn hostile and began threatening. The member called for backup and warned that crowd that if they didn’t disperse they would all get locked up, this scared them and they all ran.
Another short pursuit yielded good results and the Shomrim member along with another resident apprehended the perp, who began saying that it wasn’t him and it was really his buddies. Police and a slew of other Shomrim members arrived on scene and the perp was taken into custody.The apprehended perp told one of the police officers that “a Jew with a beard and hat pulled a gun on me” followed by “they all beat me”, he was promptly placed in cuffs and whisked down to the precinct.
All three of the perps were positively identified by the victim. It is unknown if the cell phone was recovered.
Here on CrownHeights.info we have always been advocating the use of the term “Chaptzem” when in pursuit of a suspect. This time it yielded 100% results by apprehending all three of the suspects involved! If you hear a Yid scream “Chaptzem” don’t hesitate to join in the pursuit and call to make sure that Shomrim are aware of the situation by calling the 24/7 emergency hotline at (718) 774-3333