At 8:40pm Tuesday evening, an 18 to 21 year old black male attacked a 14-year-old bochur. Eyewitness stated that the assailant grabbed the Bochur by the head and slammed him into the back of a parked mini-van with vicious force, knocking him out instantly.
The sheer force of the impact on the van, left a large splatter of blood on the back of the vehicle (see Pictures). The attacker then proceeded to take his Wallet, Cell Phone and iPod, after which he continued beating the unconscious bocher with blows to the head.
At which point a Jewish member of the community walked up to try to stop the beating and began calling the police. After noticing the approaching individual, the mugger stopped and said to him “You better put the phone down, or else you will be next”.
The Shomrim who arrived on scene immediately, began canvassing the area in attempt to apprehend this brutal criminal. Hatzalah was kept waiting at the scene before transporting the bochur to the hospital, because the police took more then 15 minutes to respond.
The bochur was taken to King County Hospital, where it was determined that he suffered a concussion, multiple cuts and abrasions to his face and severe trauma to his head.
This incident comes just a month after the murder of Efraim Klein, who was shot on the very same corner where this mugging took place (the police still seem to be completely clueless as to who murdered Efraim Klein). Blood was visible all over the sidewalk (see pictures) and the Bochur had no recollection of the actual assault.
More pictures and an extension to this report in the Extended Article.
The term ‘Chaptzem’ is well known and can occasionally be heard in Boro Park, Flatbush and Williamsburg it’s the universal scream synonymous with screaming for help, when someone is aided or was assaulted you would scream that and other Jews would come to you help, or at the very least would call for help. In this case there were no calles for help, just the sounds of a scuffle and no one in the surrounding area knew to come to help. Shomrim can only help if you call them or a member sees something, which was not the case in this incident. People must know that you must report this by calling it in or at the very least scream for help!
Remember this number (718) 774-3333 it’s the Shomrim hotline and is available 24/7 if you see something or are the victim of anything make sure to say something don’t hesitate to call any time of day and any day of the week!
If you want to share your frustration with the police. Call the 71st Precinct at (718) 735-0511. Ask what is being done to fight crime in the neighborhood.
Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly
Mayor Mike Bloomberg
Email the mayor at
Fax (212) 788-2460
Call Mayor Mike Bloomberg and John Gambling show on Friday morning from 9:45am till 11:00am at 212-848-9222
Click http://www.wabcradio.com/contactus.asp and select John Gambling. Ask him to address the issue to the mayor
Borough President Marty Markowitz