Serial Home Burglar Apprehended

This morning, through the great work and cooperation of the NYPD, Shomrim and a vigilant homeowner, the man responsible for several burglaries on a single Crown Heights block has been arrested.

At about 7:45 this morning; a homeowner on the block of President St. between Kingston and Albany was leaving for Shachris when he spotted an African-American male crawling out of his basement window with a full garbage bag.

The homeowner called 911 and Shomrim, while discreetly following the burglar toward Albany Ave.

The Police and Shomrim showed up right away and apprehended the burglar on the corner of President St. and Albany Ave.

The garbage bag was found to contain anything and everything of value from that basement. From silverware and Jewelry to vitamins, instant coffee and shampoo. Nothing was spared; even a hook fixture was unscrewed from the back of a door and taken.

Meanwhile, Shomrim searched the alleyway behind the house and found another two garbage bags filled with what appeared to be stolen goods. The homeowner, however, said that these items did not belong to him.

After some investigation it was discovered that these bags and been filled with items stolen from two other houses on the same block, whose owners had no idea that their homes had been broken into.

A Shomrim volunteer informed CrownHeights.info that the police response to this crime was swift and effective, and commended the officers of the 71st precinct for a job well done in getting this criminal off the streets.

Update: The 71st Precinct has reported that this individual is of extreme interest and may be connected to the other house burglaries in the general area. He is currently homeless and has a long arrest record with 19 priors, of which two are for burglary.

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32 Comments

  • 1. Great Work Superb!!! wrote:

    Bravo to all involved. This is a true “CHAPZEM”

    • 6. RACISM IS NOT TRUE AT ALL IN THIS CASE!!!!! wrote:

      maybe cuz it looks exactly like the other dude!

      thank the lord above he’s in police’s hands!

      btw whoever was robbed go forth issue a report to police that it was definitely him and bring him to court IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!

  • 7. SOXFAN wrote:

    This knucklehead did everything except wear a t-shirt reading “I Am A Burglar!”

  • 11. Uncle Mendel wrote:

    Again, racial profiling. Why must you arrest an ARFrican American just because he stole something. It is your fault for making him steal.

    Keep em out of ARLANS !!!!

  • 12. effy wrote:

    is this the same guy from the house on president like comment # 4

  • 13. Racial Profiling wrote:

    The only reason he called the police was because he was black. If it was a white person he would let him steal everything! Pure racism!

    • 14. RACISM IS NOT TRUE AT ALL IN THIS CASE!!!!! wrote:

      Q: WOULD U LET A WHITE DUDE STEAL 3/4 OF URS HOUSE?

      A: I DOUBT THAT 1,000%!!!!!

      JUST BECAUSE HE’S BLACK THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT A HOUSE OWNER CANNOT CALL POLICE SECONDS AFTER HE STOLE MOST OF THEIR BELONGINGS!!!

      SO TRY IT WITH UR HOUSE IF U’D LIKE TO, AND DO NOT CALL POLICE!!!!!!!!

      LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS!!!!???!?!?!?!

      JUST HOPE ALL HOUSES ARE SECURE, ALARMS ACTIVATED, DOORS LOCKED, WINDOWS SHUT AND LOCKED, CAMERAS ON (AND THE ONES THAT CONNECT TO SMART PHONES), KIDS AWAY FROM DOORS, AND OF COURSE HASHEM IS PROTECTING ALL JEWISH HOUSEHOLDS!!!!

      GOOD NIGHT AND STAY SAFE!!!!

    • 16. Ash wrote:

      Dude, chill out man. He was being jokingly sarcastic. Funny guy! some people need to just breathe…

  • 18. 1bigpotatohead wrote:

    Racial Profiling:
    Just because you see a black person crawling out of a basement window to a house that does not belong to him, with a bonce of stuff, does not mean hes robbing the place.

    Anybody who sees a black person crawling out of a basement window to a house that does not belong to him, with a bonce of stuff and right of the bat assumes hes a burglar is nothing less then a racist whose participating in racial profiling.

    The above is meant to be sarcastic, but I bet there are liberals reading this comment and shaking their heads in agreement.

    • 19. RACISM IS NOT TRUE AT ALL IN THIS CASE!!!!! wrote:

      whats ur prob?
      most likely the dude with a suitcase crawling out of ur basement is robbing out ur entire basement, what ur gonna sit there and think – k thats not my suitcase, and he’s just walking as if nothing had happened… oooooh wait a sec he’s the burglar whose been robbing who know how many houses in ch!!!!…. COME ON DON’T STUPID!!!!
      HE’S A BLACK, YES NOT ALL BLACKS ROB PPLS HOUSES IN CH / OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS… K SO THINK TWICE BEFORE HE GETS OUT OF POLICE’S HANDS!!!!!!

  • 20. Where is george? wrote:

    Where is George Zimmy when you need him?

    I would love if he would join Shomrim!

    • 21. RACISM IS NOT TRUE AT ALL IN THIS CASE!!!!! wrote:

      NO THANKS!!!

      NO NEED FOR ZIMMERMAN TO KILL ANOTHER ONE!

      WE DON’T NEED ANY RIOTS IN CH AS AS IT IS WE HAVE ENOUGH HOOLIGANS IN OUR COMMUNITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 24. Larry wrote:

    Window that low and no bars u ask him to come in.one more day and he would be taking a stove or fridge

  • 25. Revolving Door wrote:

    Why do they keep letting these guys out. Lock him up and throw away the key.

  • 26. 19 prior arrests? wrote:

    So this tunneling rat will be out again in 10 days? Can we have a clear front face photo so we can call the police next time we see him crawling around our homes?

  • 27. Zimmerman for Mayor of NYC! wrote:

    Where is the justice? {{The 71st Precinct has reported that this individual is of **extreme interest** and may be connected to the other house burglaries in the general area. He is currently homeless and has a long arrest record with 19 priors, of which two are for burglary}}, and yet he was allowed out again!?!

    Lock him up and throw away the key. You’ll be doing him a favor as he’s nebach homeless and doesn’t even have a mouse hole to store his stolen goods

  • 28. Here we go! wrote:

    It’s as though some of you get some kind of pleasure bringing race into this. Yes, the man is African American, and he stole. And what? When a Lubavitch commits a crime do you make a comment about his religion? Abusers? Cheaters? Thieves (even if they steal in less obvious ways)? Do you take pleasure in stereotypical comments then? Think more deeply, please, and don’t embarrass yourself.

    • 29. Anonymous wrote:

      I agree with every word you wrote.

      I have to ask people, would they give a white man a pass for stealing?

  • 31. Equal opportunity racist wrote:

    Wanna know something, it’s not about race (e.g. African, Chinese, Indian, White, etc.) or Religion.

    LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

    If you live in Crown Crown Heights, guess what?! You are presumed to be a thief in one way or the other.

  • 32. sense wrote:

    to all those that are commenting about Zimmerman etc.. I know some of you are being sarcastic however this isn’t the place for such comments. this news item is about a homeowner that acted. bravely and courageously the nypd and shomrim for a swift response and returning lost property to its owners. some of which didn’t know they were robbed, nothing else.

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