Jewish Woman Struck, Purse Stolen In Brazen Crown Heights Robbery


A CitiBike riding robber struck Monday evening targeting a Jewish woman on the streets of Crown Heights, striking her and stealing her purse.

The incident took place just minutes after the Jewish woman had left family dollar on East New York Ave as she made her way down Schenectady Ave towards Rutland Ave. As she passed Midwood Street a dark skinned man approached her riding a CitiBike at speed, striking her and grabbing her purse.

The woman gave chase to the fleeing robber while screaming for help. Crown Heights Shomrim and the police were called, but the robber had already disappeared.


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