Arrest Made In Monday’s Brutal Assault in Crown Heights


A positive update tonight as news broke that an arrest was made in Monday night’s brutal Crown Heights assault.

As previously reported on, the incident went down near the corner of Albany Ave and Carroll Street around 9:15pm Monday night, where multiple witnesses called Crown Heights Shomrim, reporting an assault by a gang on two Jewish boys.

In less than a minute, multiple Shomrim volunteers arrived, some remaining with the victims while others searched for the roving gang, reported to be five or six male teens.

Shomrim’s quick response, along with a witness who followed the gang as they fled North on Albany Ave past Eastern Parkway, allowed the volunteers to keep an eye on the gang as they waited for the police to arrive. Before they showed up, the gang entered a building of S. John’s Place, and thanks to the close surveillance, the Shomrim volunteers were able to identify the apartment that the gang went into.

The first officers to arrive were officers of the 77th Precinct, who were flagged down by the volunteers. Yet as the assault had taken place in the 71st Precinct, precious time was wasted waiting for them also to arrive, quashing the chance for a quick arrest.

That arrest took just two days to come, with Shomrim reporting on the update on their Twitter account.

“Update: At this time, one perpetrator is under arrest and charged with attempted robbery and gang assault,” they wrote. “Great collaboration by our volunteers and @NYPD71Pct Detectives and officers. We hope to be able to advise of more apprehensions.”


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