At 1:45 this afternoon a resident of 742 Montgomery St., a large apartment building, was mugged in the elevator. The woman in her late fifties had entered the elevator followed by a black male around 19 years of age, she selected the floor she lives on and the perp selected the second floor, upon arriving on the second floor the perp grabbed the woman’s purse and ran out of the elevator.
The woman yelled that she was robbed and alert Bochurim that were in the area began to chase the perp down Montgomery St. towards Kingston Ave. screaming behind him ‘Chaptzem!’ which alerted store owners to the chase and brought them out. One store owner that came running out managed to grab the mugger on the corner of Crown and Kingston.
The police were then called and they responded immediately with over 10 cars and arrested the suspect and the victim was brought around along with the Bochurim who chased the perp to identify him, and the all positively identified him.
More pictures in the Extended Article!