Amazing response and alert Shomrim members stop the new car thief dead in his tracks. A veteran member driving down Brooklyn Ave. at around 9:15pm spotted a male Black who seemed very suspicious and was hanging around a parked Minivan on the corner of Carroll St. He called for backup and some 20 members responded and spread out in order to be able to catch the perp in case he runs.
2 members made sure to keep an eye on the perp who was waiting around for the coast to clear when he made his move and punched in the window which made an audible pop but muffled. Members then proceeded in and surrounded the perp who attempted to flee the scene but the members restrained and held him until police arrived, which was moments after the call placed by Shomrim.
More pictures in the Extended Article!
The perp who seemed like he’s been at breaking into cars for some time, used a spark plug to bust the window, a sign of a veteran. The plug has a pointed edge which explains the not-so-loud pop when he broke in. the perp traveled around on a bike which apparently is the reason he was never caught at any of the other three cars his MO [Method of Operation] matched.
On his bike Shomrim members found a bag which appeared to be a gift in which there were baby cloths which may have come out of a different vehicle he broke into that night.