SHOMRIM ALERT: Multiple Mugging Attempts In Crown Heights, One At Knifepoint
Crown Heights Shomrim has released an urgent alert to the community following multiple mugging attempts in the community.
At approximately 2:10 pm, in the vicinity of Empire and Troy Avenue, Shomrim responded to a third-party call stating that a man was in distress. Upon arrival, it was an attempted robbery that occurred approximately 10 minutes earlier, and the victim was able to fend the perpetrators away from him. The victim described them as three male teenagers with backpacks. 911 was called and filed a report. Detectives are following up.
At approximately 4 pm, we received another call from another victim, that at approximately the same time as the first incident a group matching the same description brandished a knife to him and tried robbing him, but he managed to get away. Police were called, and this will be added to the investigation.
Shomrim responded with multiple volunteers and canvassed the area extensively to no avail. Shomrim is requesting that anyone with any knowledge of these incidents please let us know.
Shomrim reminds the public to please call in real time at 718-774-3333.