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MAJOR SHOMRIM OPERATION: Suspect Wanted For HUNDREDS of Burglaries In Far Rockaway, Flatbush, Arrested

A career criminal responsible for hundreds of home burglaries in New York City and the 5 Towns has been apprehended and is now in police custody. The suspect, who targeted Jewish communities, committed many of the burglaries on Friday nights while families slept. The arrest follows a complex, six-month investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies, including the the NYPD and Nassau County Police Department (NCPD), as well as with assistance of the Rockaway/Nassau Safety Patrol (RNSP Shomrim), who acted under the guidance of Rav Tzvi Flaum shlit”a. The suspect’s reign of terror had left many families feeling violated and fearful, with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry stolen. Now, with the suspect behind bars, authorities are working diligently to swiftly return all stolen items to their rightful owners. “Thank you to all of our community partners for your trust and support,” the RNSP said in a statement. “Thank you for working with us on your most difficult days. We made you a promise that we would put an end to this pattern, and we want you to know that we came through with our commitment. We are here for you.” “We hope this gives some closure to the many families who have been through so much difficulty over the last 6 months,” the statement continued. “We hope you and your children sleep better at night, and if there are any recovered items that were stolen from your homes, we can assure you that everything will be returned to you as soon as possible.” (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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Judaica Store In Flatbush Is Victim Of Brazen Knife-Point Robbery; Shomrim Apprehends Suspect

A brazen daytime robbery at a Flatbush store was foiled thanks to the lightning-fast response of Flatbush Shomrim and the NYPD. According to YWN sources, an individual armed with a knife entered “Judaica Place” on Avenue M between Ocean Avenue and East 19th Street, and threatened the store staff. The suspect then emptied the cash register, but a quick-thinking woman in the store immediately called the Flatbush Shomrim for help – dooming the suspect. Shomrim responded in mere seconds, simultaneously alerting the NYPD to the situation. The suspect was quickly apprehended on Avenue M and East 18th Street, with the stolen cash and the knife used in the robbery still in his possession. The suspect was quickly taken into custody by responding NYPD officers. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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Carjacking at Boro Park Employment Hub Leads to Dramatic Arrest with Help from Boro Park Shomrim

A routine visit to the employee hub at 16th Avenue and 65th Street turned into a harrowing ordeal for a local resident seeking temporary help. The individual had gone to the area, known for connecting employers with temporary workers, when a man entered his car, offering to work for him. Once inside, the suspect sat in the back seat and suddenly placed the driver in a chokehold. In a desperate bid to escape, the driver managed to jump out of the vehicle and immediately called his wife, instructing her to contact Boro Park Shomrim for help. The suspect seized the opportunity to carjack the vehicle and sped down 16th Avenue towards the lower-numbered streets. The high-speed escape ended when the car crashed at 16th Avenue and 53rd Street. By this time, Shomrim had received the distress call and met with the victim at 16th Avenue and 65th Street. They promptly contacted the NYPD. A Shomrim volunteer responding to the incident witnessed the crash and connected it to the carjacking after hearing the vehicle’s description over the Shomrim radio. Responding officers from the NYPD 62nd precinct public safety unit met with the victim and proceeded to the crash scene. There, the victim identified the suspect, who was subsequently arrested. Shormim reminds residents to remain vigilant when hiring temporary employees from various hubs around town to prevent such incidents. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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WILLIAMSBURG: Skimming Scammers Busted: Two Arrested After Shomrim Investigation

Two suspects who have been placing skimming devices on payment terminals at stores across Brooklyn were arrested on Wednesday following intervention from Williamsburg Shomrim. Shomrim tells YWN that they received a call from a Flushing Avenue supermarket owner who discovered a suspicious device attached to his payment terminal. The device, known as a “skimmer,” is used to record credit, debit, or EBT card numbers and was disguised to look like part of the terminal. Shomrim members identified the suspects through surveillance footage and tracked their car to the Pulaski Bridge, where they were arrested by NYPD officers at around 3:30 p.m. This is the latest in a series of EBT fraud incidents in Brooklyn, with two suspects identified in Williamsburg earlier this month and another pair arrested in Flatbush on Tuesday. In light of the recent attempts to steal credit card information, the NYPD has advised shoppers to be vigilant and to gently tug at privacy guards on payment terminals, as fake ones can be easily removed. Williamsburg Shomrim Coordinator Yanky Itzkowitz tells YWN “Store owners should be vigilant and inspect their machines every few hours, We need show potential thieves that they will not succeed in defrauding our community members, particularly those who depend on EBT to feed their families.” Williamsburg Shomrim has also created a program to help store owners quickly identify if their machines have been compromised. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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BORO PARK: Mail Theft Suspect Arrested With Gun And Stolen Mail Following Shomrim Intervention

A suspect was arrested on Thursday for allegedly stealing bags of mail from postal relay boxes in Boro Park. The arrest was made possible thanks to the efforts of Shomrim, who had been conducting stakeouts at targeted relay boxes due to the recent rise in mail theft. At around 11:45 a.m., a Shomrim member spotted the suspect opening a relay box on 12th Avenue and 36th Street and removing bags of mail. The suspect initially headed towards a U-Haul truck but fled on foot after realizing he was being watched. Backup units followed him and contacted the NYPD, who arrived and arrested the suspect on 9th Avenue just minutes later. Upon searching the U-Haul truck connected to the suspect, police recovered multiple bags of stolen mail, a loaded handgun, and additional ammunition in a backpack. The suspect is facing charges for mail theft, a federal offense, as well as weapons possession. This incident comes after a similar case last month in Kensington, where a man was arrested for opening empty relay boxes. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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LARGE HEIST: Shomrim And NYPD Investigating Boro Park Home Invasion; Cash And Expensive Jewelry Stolen

A Boro Park resident fell victim to a massive burglary on Wednesday night, with a thief making off with a large amount of jewelry and cash. The break-in occurred in the 20th Avenue area, with the perpetrator entering through the home’s porch door, the Boro Park Scoop reported. There were people sleeping in the home at the time. The victim told Shomrim he came home to find the master bedroom in disarray, with items moved around and valuables missing. Shomrim members quickly responded to the scene and reviewed surveillance footage, determining that the burglary took place approximately half an hour prior. The suspect left behind crowbars and hammers, which are now being examined by investigators. Both the NYPD and Shomrim are actively searching for the suspect and working to identify any potential leads. Sources tell YWN that the amount stolen was a staggering half a million in jewlery. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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BORO PARK: Loaded Gun and Machete Seized, Suspects Arrested Thanks to Shomrim’s Quick Action

Thanks to Boro Park Shomrim, a man armed with a loaded gun and a multiple knives was arrested on 13th Avenue and 54th Street, the Boro Park Scoop reported early Sunday evening. The incident unfolded when a Shomrim member heading to his parents’ home in the neighborhood noticed a suspicious group of loitering individuals with covered faces. He called for backup, and additional units arrived to keep an eye on the gang. It was determined that the subjects were intent on stealing a motorcycle that was parked at the corner. At some point, the gang managed to break the lock securing the motorcycle, but the owner just then arrived at the scene and confronted the thieves. One of them then pulled out a machete-style knife, at which point Shomrim members moved in. In an coordinated effort, the Shomrim members tackled the subject to the ground and searched him – finding a loaded gun in the perp’s pants. The NYPD was called to the scene, who promptly arrested two suspects. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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BP Shomrim Uses Its New High-Def Surveillance Cams To Reunite Meshulach With His Tallis And Tefillin

A meshulach whose tallis, tefillin and several expensive personal items were inadvertently left in a ridesharing car service vehicle was successfully reunited with them on Wednesday thanks to Boro Park Shomrim and high-definition surveillance footage cameras it has recently installed, Boro Park Scoop reported Wednesday. The story began two days prior when the meshulach, who had flown from Eretz Yisroel to JFK, hired a car service to transport him and his luggage from the airport to Boro Park. Once at his destination, he unloaded his packages and the car service left. Only later did the meshulach notice that he had made a terrible mistake – leaving his tallis, tefillin, and a bag of other expensive items in the vehicle. With no way to identify or contact the driver, the meshulach reached out to a friend in Kiryas Yoel, who in turn contacted Boro Park Shomrim. Members began combing through footage captured by HD cameras that Shomrim had recently and fortuitously installed in the area where the meshulach had been dropped off. In a short amount of time, they managed to obtain the license plate number, offering a major crack in the case. Shomrim promptly pulled up the name of the driver and obtained his contact information, then called him to explain what had happened. The driver kindly returned to the place where he had originally dropped the meshulach off, returning the worldly and spiritual items that had been left in his car. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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2 Mail Thieves Arrested By NYPD Thanks To BP Shomrim Efforts [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

The NYPD on Thursday arrested two thieves stealing mail, following a timely tip from Boro Park Shomrim. Shomrim tells YWN that it received a call from a Kensington resident reporting two individuals who had opened a mailbox at Ditmas and E. 3rd. A Shomrim member responded and followed the pair of suspects, who promptly opened and stole mail from another box, at which point police were summoned. Shomrim continued following the thieves until 41st Street between 15th and 16th Avenues, where NYPD officers arrived and placed the offending suspects under arrest. Police found a master and stolen mail in their vehicle, and both are facing federal charges for stealing mail. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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Shomrim: When Every Second Counts, Staten Island Counts On Them

A terrified mother searching frantically for her missing 4-year-old son. A shocked business owner finding his store ransacked by thieves. A traumatized teen who was just assaulted in a dark alley by a stranger. An anxious mispallel worries about suspicious individuals hanging around his shul. These are just a smattering of the broad range of incidents Staten Island Shomrim responds to each and every day – quietly, without fanfare, and with the utmost professionalism. Staten Island Shomrim, whose members had been part of the broader NYC Shomrim network, launched as a separate branch of the organization as the Staten Island community grew – and with it, its needs. Since its inception, Staten Island Shomrim has become the trusted go-to for residents experiencing non-medical emergencies and other urgent matters. From burglaries to assaults, suspicious person reports to missing persons cases, Staten Island Shomrim is there to respond to any situation that arises. With a crew of deeply dedicated and highly trained members, they are always prepared to spring into action at a moment’s notice. Whether it’s day or night, rain or shine, Staten Island Shomrim is on call, ready to assist those in need. What sets Staten Island Shomrim apart is their commitment to going above and beyond for the community. They understand that emergencies don’t operate on a schedule, which is why they are available 24/7, willing to spend as much time as necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of residents. Even if it means sacrificing hours on end, Staten Island Shomrim members are there, providing a reassuring presence and lending a helping hand whenever it’s needed most. Funds are now urgently needed to bolster their high-tech radio and communications systems, vital for swift and effective response in critical moments. Similarly, expanding its surveillance camera network is paramount, providing crucial insights and aiding in time-sensitive situations. Additionally, funds are essential for acquiring equipment to address diverse challenges, including assisting flood-affected individuals, conducting search-and-rescue missions, purchasing and maintaining patrol and off-road vehicles, and paying Shabbos Patrol expenses. These are just a few examples of the myriad expenses necessary to uphold Shomrim’s selfless and tireless work. Your contributions are invaluable in empowering Shomrim to continue its mission of safeguarding the community. Staten Island Shomrim isn’t just an organization – they’re an integral part of the neighborhood fabric. Their presence brings peace of mind to residents, knowing that there’s always someone looking out for them and ready to step in if trouble arises. By supporting Staten Island Shomrim, we’re not just investing in security – we’re investing in the strength and resilience of our community. Every donation, no matter how small, makes a difference in their ability to continue serving the community effectively.

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Lakewood Shomrim Unveils New Command Center and Response Vehicle in a Major Community Safety Milestone

On Wednesday afternoon, February 28th, Lakewood witnessed a significant leap forward in its commitment to public safety. In a momentous event attended by the Ocean County Prosecutor, New Jersey State Police, Lakewood Police, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, and other key agencies, Lakewood Shomrim unveiled its brand-new state-of-the-art command center and a Chevrolet Tahoe response vehicle. This milestone symbolizes over a decade of dedication by the Shomrim to the safety and well-being of the Lakewood community. Since its founding, Lakewood Shomrim has been at the forefront of public safety, tirelessly working to ensure the community remains a safe haven for its residents. The organization has become synonymous with rapid response and unwavering commitment, dealing effectively with emergency situations including stolen cars, missing persons, and other critical public safety issues. The introduction of these new assets marks a significant enhancement in Lakewood Shomrim’s operational capabilities. The state-of-the-art command center is equipped with advanced technology to improve communication and coordination during emergencies. Meanwhile, the new Chevrolet Tahoe response vehicle will enable faster and more efficient on-site responses, further solidifying Lakewood Shomrim’s role as a pivotal force in community safety. Lakewood Shomrim’s efforts extend beyond emergency response. The organization is deeply committed to community engagement, offering safety workshops, and fostering a culture of vigilance and cooperation among residents. This approach has not only empowered the community but also strengthened the bond between Lakewood Shomrim and local law enforcement agencies, ensuring a unified front against any threat to public safety. The unveiling was more than just the presentation of new tools; it represents the tremendous growth and milestone achievements of Lakewood Shomrim. The event underscores the collaborative spirit between community organizations and law enforcement, highlighting a shared commitment to safeguarding the community. As Lakewood Shomrim continues to evolve and enhance its capabilities, one thing remains clear: keeping Lakewood safe is, and always will be, the organization’s number one priority. Responding to Emergencies: A Commitment to Action Lakewood Shomrim is often the first line of response in various emergency situations. Whether it’s responding to reports of stolen vehicles, aiding in the search for missing persons, or addressing other urgent public safety concerns, the volunteers of Lakewood Shomrim are always ready to act. Their swift and efficient response has not only solved numerous cases but has also provided a sense of security and peace of mind to the residents of Lakewood. Training and Collaboration: Strengthening Community Safety The effectiveness of Lakewood Shomrim lies in its rigorous training programs and its strong collaboration with local law enforcement agencies. Volunteers receive extensive training to ensure that they can handle a wide range of emergency situations effectively. Furthermore, the organization works closely with the Lakewood Police Department, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department, and other agencies to coordinate efforts and share resources, thereby enhancing the overall safety of the community. Community Engagement: Fostering a Culture of Safety Lakewood Shomrim believes that public safety is a community-wide responsibility. As such, they are deeply committed to engaging with the residents of Lakewood, offering education and awareness programs that empower individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to their own safety and the safety of others. Through community patrols, safety workshops, and open lines of communication, Lakewood Shomrim fosters a culture of vigilance and cooperation. Elected Officials and Law Enforcement Leaders Attest

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Boro Park Shomrim Retrieve Thousands In Medical Equipment Following Hatzolah Vehicle Break-In

When a Hatzolah member’s vehicle was broken into and thousands of dollars worth of medical equipment – including a trauma bag and AED equipment – were stolen last Friday night, Boro Park Shomrim leapt into action. Having received a report about the break-in on Motzei Shabbos, Shomrim members immediately went to the scene and began reviewing security camera footage in the area, attempting to determine where the perpetrators had gone following their act of thievery. Following a roughly 45-minute thorough review, Shomrim members ascertained where the thieves had headed and where the equipment could be found. Several minutes later, members searching an area several blocks from the scene of the crime located the expensive medical paraphernalia – having no use for them, the perps had dropped them. The equipment were promptly returned to the Hatzolah member, while a search continues for the suspects. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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Do You Live In Boro Park? Help Boro Park Shomrim – Their Campaign Ends Tonight

Dear Boro Park Community, Boro Park Shomrim answers every call, block by block…in a widespread area ranging from Boro Park, Midwood, Kensington, Bensonhurst and beyond. A local business vandalized. A person locked out on a cold night. A precious item stolen or missing. Violent anti-Semitic attacks. A missing person is reported. There is so much going through the mind of a victim. Helplessness. Uncertainty. There Is Precious Little Time for Response When we need the ability to protect our community. We can’t anticipate an emergency. We can’t tell who is in every crowd at a large gathering So what can we do? When there are dozens of trained, dedicated community servants with the tools to respond to an emergent situation – our community rests easier. When a large event is scheduled on a crowded day in a busy city, it is more important than ever to provide security to those with the ability to understand it best. Money can’t do everything. But it can ensure that victims are protected, and neighborhoods have someone to answer their calls fast. Someone whose abilities and response you can rely on. Show them that their Klal Yisroel family supports – and is doing their part to provide the members of Boro Park Shomrim with the equipment and training they need to continue to provide for us all. Boro Park Shomrim, founded over 36 years ago as just a small group, has evolved into something the community really relies on, day-in and day-out. Responding quickly and professionally to the scene of ANY emergency Investigating reported suspicious activity Preventing thefts and burglaries Reuniting countless lost children, autistic and alzheimer’s patients with their families Providing generators during blackouts Pumping water out of flooded basements Removing fallen trees during stormy weather Crowd control at community events Bicycle registration events It’s all seems so obvious – but the impact is strong: Every call, every block, every street; everybody deserves the professional service and sensitivity of Boro Park Shomrim. They make no excuses. Now it’s our turn. They always take our calls. Now we will answer them. They deserve our appreciation and support We can’t allow any lack in their equipment to cause a lapse in their operations. Boro Park Shomrim: Bringing response and ability to our community Join the cause. Be the reason.

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Do You Live In Flatbush? Help Flatbush Shomrim – Their Campaign Ends Tonight

Dear Flatbush Community, Flatbush Shomrim answers every call, block by block…in a widespread area ranging from Gravesend, Midwood, Marine Park, Sheepshead Bay and beyond. A local business vandalized. A person locked out on a cold night. A precious item stolen or missing. Violent anti-Semitic attacks. A missing person is reported. There is so much going through the mind of a victim. Helplessness. Uncertainty. There Is Precious Little Time for Response When we need the ability to protect our community. We can’t anticipate an emergency. We can’t tell who is in every crowd at a large gathering So what can we do? When there are dozens of trained, dedicated community servants with the tools to respond to an emergent situation – our community rests easier. When a large event is scheduled on a crowded day in a busy city, it is more important than ever to provide security to those with the ability to understand it best. Money can’t do everything. But it can ensure that victims are protected, and neighborhoods have someone to answer their calls fast. Someone whose abilities and response you can rely on. Show them that their Klal Yisroel family supports – and is doing their part to provide the members of Flatbush Shomrim with the equipment and training they need to continue to provide for us all. Flatbush Shomrim, founded over 30 years ago as just a small group, has evolved into something the community really relies on, day-in and day-out. Responding quickly and professionally to the scene of ANY emergency Investigating reported suspicious activity Preventing thefts and burglaries Reuniting countless lost children, autistic and alzheimer’s patients with their families Providing generators during blackouts Pumping water out of flooded basements Removing fallen trees during stormy weather Crowd control at community events Bicycle registration events Delivered over 1,000 Oxygen Concentrators during COVID to Flatbush residents. It’s all seems so obvious – but the impact is strong: Every call, every block, every street; everybody deserves the professional service and sensitivity of Flatbush Shomrim. They make no excuses. Now it’s our turn. They always take our calls. Now we will answer them. They deserve our appreciation and support We can’t allow any lack in their equipment to cause a lapse in their operations. Flatbush Shomrim: Bringing response and ability to our community Join the cause. Be the reason.

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FLATBUSH: Shomrim Nab Suspect With Gun After Robbery On Ave J [VIDEO & PHOTOS]

Thanks to outstanding work by Flatbush Shomrim, a suspect was arrested on Monday morning for a robbery and in possession of a loaded firearm. The incident occurred at around 11:00am on Avenue J and East 29 Street, when a local resident witnessed two black males enter his car and steal his wallet and cell phone. He immediately called the Flatbush Shomrim hotline, and volunteers arrived in seconds. The suspects had fled in a vehicle, which they eventually ditched on East 27 and Avenue I. They then fled on foot. One suspect was arrested by the NYPD on Avenue I and East 29 Street and found to be in possession of a loaded gun. The second suspect fled into an apartment building on Nostrand Avenue. THIS STORY WAS FIRST PUBLISHED ON THE FLATBUSH SCOOP STATUS CLICK HERE SIGN UP TO THE FLATBUSH SCOOP WHATSAPP STATUS TO BE INFORMED OF FLATBUSH NEWS IN LIVE TIME

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Boro Park Shomrim Bust 3 Burglars Breaking Into Local Stores

Boro Park Shomrim is receiving accolades after busting a trio of burglars who were breaking into local storefronts in the wee hours of Friday morning. At approximately 12:30 am, a Shomrim member observed three suspicious individuals in the area of 18th Ave. and 59th Street. The unit called for backup, with additional members joining the observation. Within several minutes, the Shomrim members observed the trio attempting to break into stores, with the suspects finding success at a pizza shop at 18th and 55th, gaining entry by breaking through the metal grate blocking entry from the steps leading to the establishment’s basement. Police were immediately alerted, and as the NYPD responded, the suspects promptly broke into another establishment. Police officers quickly arrested the three suspects, finding a large sum of stolen cash on them. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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BORO PARK: Diligent Work By Shomrim Leads To Arrest For Snatching Shtreimel Off Man’s Head [VIDEOS & PHOTOS]

Thanks to the incredible and diligent work of Boro Park Shomrim, a suspect was arrested for stealing an expensive Shtreimel off a man’s head this past Shabbos. Boro Park Shomrim tell YWN that a suspect driving a moped approached a Hasidic man walking on 53 Street near 11th Avenue  on Shabbos, and asked him a question. As can be seen in the security camera footage below, the suspect returns from behind, grabs the Shtreimel, and speeds off. After Shabbos, Shomrim volunteers worked for 18 hours straight, going (literally) house to house, searching camera to camera, until they located the home where the suspect went into. On Sunday afternoon, at around 4:00PM, the NYPD Hate Crimes task Force met Shomrim volunteers near the home in the vicinity of 14th Avenue and 72 Street, and armed with a warrant, knocked on the door and arrested the suspect. The Shtreimel was in his possession and was retrieved by Detectives. THIS STORY WAS FIRST PUBLISHED ON THE BORO PARK SCOOP STATUS CLICK HERE SIGN UP TO THE BORO PARK SCOOP WHATSAPP STATUS TO BE INFORMED OF BORO PARK NEWS IN LIVE TIME (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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FLATBUSH: Jewish Man Robbed At Gunpoint; NYPD And Shomrim Investigating

In a concerning incident on Monday evening, an Jewish man was the victim of an armed robbery at McDonald Avenue and Avenue S, directly in front of the Magen David Yeshiva. The perpetrators displayed a firearm and made off with the victim’s wallet and watch. Preliminary reports suggest that the same group may have been involved in a subsequent robbery shortly after the initial incident. The suspects, who were seen fleeing the scene in a blue Jeep Grand Cherokee, remain at large, prompting authorities to issue a plea for public assistance. Should anyone encounter these individuals or the vehicle in question, it is urged that they immediately contact 911 and Flatbush Shomrim at 718-338-9797. Timely reporting of any sightings can be instrumental in aiding law enforcement in their pursuit. A statement issued by the Magen David Yeshiva (MDY) described the alarming event, indicating that it occurred approximately 45 minutes after their security team had completed their daily duties. Upon learning of the incident, both the NYPD and Shomrim were promptly notified by the Yeshiva. MDY has responded to this unsettling incident by intensifying their outdoor security presence during non-school hours. The institution is committed to further enhancing security measures across all areas to ensure the safety of its students and the broader community. Thankfully, no injuries were reported as a result of these criminal activities. The NYPD and Flatbush Shomrim have increased their patrols in the area. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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WATCH: NYPD Inspector Richie Taylor Addresses Crown Heights Simchas Bais Hashoeva; Thanks Police & Shomrim

Tens of thousands of people participate each year at the nightly Simchas Bais Hashoeva on Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights. The music and dancing go from 9:00pm to 6:00am. A tremendous amount of work goes into making sure the event runs smoothly. One of the most pivotal agencies at the event is the NYPD, which deploys dozens of officers there each night. Early Wednesday morning (at 3:00AM) the Commanding Officer of Community Affairs, Inspector Richie Taylor, went on the stage to publicly thank his officers and Crown Heights Shomrim (Coordinators Gadi & Mendy Hershkop) for their dedication and hard work to ensure the safety of thousands each night. Inspector Taylor personally attends the event nearly every night from midnight until 4:00am, making it his business to thank each Officer individually for their assistance. Below is the video of Inspector Taylor addressing the thousands upon thousands of attendees. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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WATCH THIS: Boro Park Shomrim Chases Suspect Who Bludgeoned Victim In Violent Robbery

Boro Park Shomrim took down a violent criminal on Tuesday night, after the suspect bludgeoned a victim before robbing him at a train station. The incident unfolded at the train station located at New Utrecht and 43rd Street, when the perp approached a man and hit him over the head with a metal wrench, knocking him unconscious and causing a severe head injury. The perp then robbed the man before fleeing. A female bystander who watched the violent robbery take place began shouting for help, and her cries were heard by nearby Shomrim members, who immediately sprang into action. Video from the scene shows multiple Chasidic men clad in black and white giving chase to the suspect before the footage ends. The suspect was ultimately caught by Shomrim at Fort Hamilton and 43rd Street, and promptly placed under arrest by the NYPD. The victim was treated by EMS and transported to a local hospital for further treatment of his injuries. YWN has learned that following the suspect’s arrest, the NYPD’s 62nd Precinct linked him to two similar violent robberies in NYC over the past two months. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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Lakewood Shomrim Launches Security Camera Partnership To Assist In Solving Crimes

In the wake of a crime, time is of the essence. The faster that relevant footage and information is disseminated to responding agencies and security personnel, the higher the odds of catching the perpetrators. With this in mind, Lakewood Shomrim is launching ConnectNJ, a community partnership to help solve crimes in our neighborhoods by letting us know that you have a security camera in a specific area – allowing our members to rapidly identify where footage of a crime or other incident may exist. This partnership will not infringe on your privacy; footage can only be viewed with your prior permission and only by qualified, confidential members of our team. To sign up for this initiative, simply go to NJShomrim.com THIS STORY WAS FIRST PUBLISHED ON THE LAKEWOOD ALERTS STATUS  CLICK HERE SIGN UP TO THE LAKEWOOD ALERTS WHATSAPP STATUS TO BE INFORMED OF LAKEWOOD-AREA NEWS IN LIVE TIME

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Extensive BP Shomrim Investigation Results In Arrest Of Pocketbook Thieves [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

Following an extensive investigation by Boro Park Shomrim, two individuals suspected of having stolen a pocketbook from a Toys4U shopping cart last Friday were taken into custody today, the Boro Park Scoop reported. When the pocketbook went missing, Shomrim volunteers sprang into action, turning over leads and examining hours of CCTV to trace and identify the suspects. Through tremendous efforts, Shomrim retrieved the license plate information of a vehicle they were seen entering. On Wednesday, an eagle-eyed Shomrim members located both suspects in the identified vehicle and called them in to headquarters, which promptly contacted the NYPD. As a result, both individuals were taken into custody at 20th Avenue and 50th Street. THIS STORY WAS FIRST PUBLISHED ON THE BORO PARK SCOOP STATUS CLICK HERE SIGN UP TO THE BORO PARK SCOOP WHATSAPP STATUS TO BE INFORMED OF BORO PARK NEWS IN LIVE TIME (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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Boro Park Shomrim And NYPD Apprehend Suspects After Knifepoint Robberies

Boro Park Shomrim members urgently responded Monday night for a report of a victim that was robbed by a group of four individuals in the area of Ditmas Ave. and E. 7th Street. A Shomrim member heading to the scene recognized the group the victim had described about a block away and began to follow them as additional Shomrim members responded and police were alerted. The member, and others converging on the area, maintained visual observation of the group as they sauntered along Boro Park’s streets looking for additional victims. When they reached the area of Newkirk and Ocean Parkway near E. 8th, Shomrim members witnessed them carrying out another two knifepoint robberies, including one of a 90-year-old. At that point, the NYPD was arriving at the scene, sending the perps fleeing. However, Shomrim members were hot on their heels, and assisted the NYPD in locating and ultimately arresting two of the perps. Police are continuing to search for the other suspects.       (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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Man Smashes Car Windows In Crown Heights, Gets Arrested After NYPD, Shomrim Manhunt

Crown Heights Shomrim received a call for assistance at Albany and Carroll Street early Thursday morning over a suspect who was using a bat to smash in the windows of multiple vehicles. Shomrim quickly responded to the scene, but the suspect was already gone. As volunteers canvassed the area, the NYPD was called in, who utilized Shomrim’s network of security cameras to see what had happened and get a better description of the perp. The suspect was caught later Thursday afternoon after a community member spotted the suspect and alerted Shomrim. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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Lakewood Shomrim Holds Annual Shabbos In Halacha Training By Rabbi Moshe Rotberg

On motzai shabbas, Lakewood Shomrim held its annual Shabbos In Halacha Training led by Rabbi Moshe Rotberg focusing on ensuring halachically compliant emergency response on shabbos. Amid Lakewood’s growing population, the need for Shomrim’s services, including on Shabbos, has become increasingly common, and the halacha training serves as a vital resource for members.

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Suspect Sought by Boro Park Shomrim After Breaking Into Home, Startling Resident Awake

A Boro Park resident was left shaken but thankfully unhurt after a burglar broke into her home on 18th Avenue and 49th Street in the wee hours of Thursday morning. The resident was startled awake at around 4:15 am by the sound of smashing glass. Concerned about the sound, the resident remained in her room for several minutes before venturing out into the hallway, during which time it is believed the suspect made his getaway. The resident called Boro Park Shomrim and reported what she heard, saying that she wasn’t sure whether there had been a burglary or not. Shomrim members responded to the scene within 90 seconds and quickly confirmed that a burglary had indeed taken place. Additional units quickly began canvassing the area in search of the perp and a purse which the suspect had made off with. As members were canvassing for the perp, they found the purse and its contents scattered along 19th Avenue and quickly returned them to the owner. The suspect managed to get away, but Shomrim and the NYPD are in hot pursuit of him. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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WILLIAMSBURG: Armed Robber Nabbed at Train Station After Swift Response From Williamsburg Shomrim

A coordinated response by Williamsburg Shomrim on Sunday night resulted in an armed robbery suspect being nabbed. The drama unfolded just past midnight when Williamburg Shomrim received a frantic call from an individual reporting that had just been robbed at gunpoint in the area of South 11th and Kent. The suspects stole his phone, wallet, and AirPods, and had left the victim understandably shaken. Shomrim units immediately began canvassing the area, with an eagle-eyed member getting a visual on the suspects at Broadway and Havemeyer. They were heading to the train, and police units were not yet on the scene. Shomrim units rushed to the next train station, where police officers stopped it to apprehended the suspects. The strongarmed thieves took off on foot with police and Shomrim in hot pursuit. After a short chase, the suspect who held up the gun to the robbery victim was captured and placed under arrest. The gun used in the robbery was recovered. The second suspect managed to flee, but is currently being hunted by the NYPD. Your 90th PCT Midnight Officers, in conjunction with your 90th PCT NCO and @WspuShomrim were able to apprehend a man possessing this illegal firearm off the train and take him into custody with no incident. Great work by all involved. #anothergun pic.twitter.com/l6M5muCKo7 — NYPD 90th Precinct (@NYPD90Pct) April 17, 2023 (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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CHARM CITY: Antisemites Go On Hate Spree in Baltimore; Law Enforcement and Shomrim Investigating

Multiple Orthodox Jewish residents in Baltimore were harassed and verbally assaulted in the Pickwick Apartments neighborhood this past Shabbos. Witnesses said that individuals in a dark-colored Chevrolet Cruze approached members of the Jewish community near shuls and began spewing anti-Semitic statements at them while also demanding money. When alerted to the incidents, Baltimore Shomrim immediately informed law enforcement, who responded to the general area and are now investigating the incidents. Shomrim’s Community Watch Camera project captured some of these incidents and has supplied relevant footage to law enforcement to assist in identifying those responsible. If you or anyone you know is a victim of one of these or similar incidents, please contact Shomrim immediately. Please be on the lookout for vehicles matching the description noted. If you identify the vehicle in question, use extreme caution, do not approach the vehicle, and contact Shomrim 410-358-9999 and 911 immediately. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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Flatbush Shomrim Warns of New Scam Targeting Businesses

Flatbush Shomrim is urging businesses to be wary of transactions being made on credit card processors after an individual attempted to steal thousands of dollars from multiple businesses. Sources tell YWN that the scammer first targeted grocery store on Nostrand Avenue between Ave. I and Ave. J. He picked up several products and went to check out, telling the cashier that he didn’t have his credit card on him and requesting to punch the numbers in manually on the store’s mobile credit card processor. The cashier obliged and handed over the machine. But instead of putting in a credit card number, the thief placed a different transaction – to give himself a $3,000 “refund.” He then left the grocery and went to a nearby restaurant where he pulled the same scam, this time for the sum of $1,000. Shomrim is now urging businesses to be wary of anyone requesting to purchase items by manually putting in their payment info, as well as advising them to check all transactions immediately after they are placed. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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BORO PARK: Vigil Held For Murdered NYPD Officer With Top Brass And Shomrim in Attendance [PHOTOS]

NYPD Brass & clergy leaders held a vigil at the 66th Precinct in memory of Police Officer Adeed Fayaz who was killed in East New York two weeks during an armed robbery. NYPD executives in attendance included Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey, Commanding Officer of Brooklyn South Chief Charles McEvoy, Commanding Officer of Brooklyn North Chief Scott Henderson, Commanding Officer of Community Affairs Inspector Richie Taylor and the Commanding Officer of the 66th Precinct Deputy Inspector Jason Hagestad. Over 100 community members attended the vigil including members of the Boro Park and Flatbush Shomrim Patrols, Misaskim and Hatzolah volunteers in a tremendous show of solidarity with the family of the fallen officer and the NYPD. 07 (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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NABBED: Serial Boro Park Burglar Arrested Following Shomrim Operation

An operation conducted by more than three dozen Boro Park Shomrim members resulted in the arrest of a serial burglar who had been menacing the community for well over a year. The suspect, identified as 40-year-old Salvadore Fuentes, had long targeted Jewish homes and apartments on Friday nights, knowing full well that many Jewish residents let their guard down on Shabbos, and that many go away, as well. In response, Shomrim had been tracking and investigating Fuentes for over a year, and the organization’s opportunity to nab him came on Friday evening. When Fuentes was spotted canvassing a neighborhood looking for a break-in opportunity, a large contingent of Shomrim members converged on the area. When the suspect entered the premises, the NYPD was called. Officers from the 66th Precinct detained Fuentes, who already had a long rap sheet including twenty-four prior arrests, at 16th Avenue and 51th Street. He was found to be in possession of  multiple stolen items as well as burglary tools. THIS STORY WAS FIRST PUBLISHED ON THE BORO PARK SCOOP STATUS CLICK HERE SIGN UP TO THE BORO PARK SCOOP WHATSAPP STATUS TO BE INFORMED OF BORO PARK NEWS IN LIVE TIME (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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Burglar Sentenced Thanks To Hard Work By Rockaway Nassau Shomrim (RNSP)

A Far Rockaway man was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted burglary in September. Marquis Silvers, 21, was observed by a witness entering a home in Far Rockaway on Aug. 31, 2021, and exiting shortly after. The homeowner found that the cash he had in his wallet was gone. One evening, after trying to apprehended Silvers for 4 months, he was observed entering the Food Universe Marketplace, located near Bayswater Park. As police arrived, he hid in the ceiling of the supermarket in order to evade getting caught. Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced the sentence and thanked the Rockaway Nassau Safety Patrol (RNSP) for assisting the 101st Precinct during the investigation. The Far Rockaway-based nonprofit organization is comprised of over 50 volunteers who work with the NYPD and NCPD and on crime-fighting patrols and search and rescue efforts. “I want to thank the Rockaway Nassau Safety Patrol for their help and relentless efforts in getting this defendant off the street,” said Katz. “My priority will always be to keep our communities strong, vibrant, and safe.” The Rockaway Nassau Safety Patrol can be reached 24 hours a day on their hotline at (516) 858-7300. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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Flatbush Shomrim “Shabbos Patrol” Helps Arrest Two Career Burglars After Home Invasion On Avenue L

Residents in Flatbush are used to seeing marked Flatbush Shomrim vehicles on patrol every Friday night and Yomim Tovim, making sure the streets stay safe. The Shabbos Patrol is manned by armed off-duty and retired NYPD Officers, who work in close coordination with the local Precincts. They are responsible for preventing many crimes, and this Friday night, two major arrests were made. Sources tell YWN that one of the Shomrim vehicles was flagged down by a homeowner on Ave L & East 27 Street and said a burglar was inside him home. The off-duty NYPD Officer quickly called for NYPD backup as well as another Shomrim vehicle to respond. Before Shomrim was able to get into the home, the burglar fled on foot, but the off-duty NYPD Officer noticed a van that was parked across the street which didn’t look like it belonged there. As suspected, the van was acting as a “lookout” and was LOADED with stolen goods in the back on the van. Police took the driver into custody. Meanwhile, the burglar began calling the cell phone of the driver (now in custody) to find out where he was. Police tracked the phone of the burglar after having his phone number, and took him into custody a short while later on Flatbush Avenue. Flatbush Shomrim Executive Coordinator Bob Moskovitz in a short statement to YWN praised the Shabbos patrol for their hard work every week. “This week it was two arrests, last week they assisted with a Pikuach Nefesh of a young sick child. It’s every single week that our team of professionals work closely with the NYPD in making arrests and keeping the community safe – in many different ways. We are thrilled with the partnership we have with the NYPD, and want to publicly thank the members of our Shabbos patrol”. The NYPD lauded Flatbush Shomrim in multiple tweets sent out by the Department: Just before midnight on Friday, officers from the @NYPD70Pct responded to a burglary call in Brooklyn. With the assistance of @FlatbushShomrim, the officers were able to make two arrests, including a career criminal who is on parole with an active warrant. https://t.co/6xdYSPY0Be — NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) January 15, 2023 (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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WILLIAMSBURG SHOMRIM: Serial Thief Strikes Again at Jewish Homes

A serial thief struck a Jewish-owned home in Williamsburg, making off with thousands of dollars in valuables just days after being identified as a suspect in a recent apartment burglary. At around 9 am on Monday, the suspect was walking by the home near Hewes Street and Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg when he noticed an open door. He quickly entered and immediately grabbed all the jewelry he could get his hands on before fleeing. Just weeks earlier, the suspect saw an open apartment door on Hooper Avenue, entered and robbed it, and another similar incident occurred on Rodney Street, as well. Williamsburg Shomrim and the NYPD are now searching for the suspect. Shomrim urges residents and business owners to ensure that their doors are locked at all times so that this thief – and others like him – cannot get inside. If you have any information, please call 911 and the Williamsburg Shomrim 24 hour emergency hotline at 718-237-0202 (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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HATERS ARRESTED: 3 Anti-Semites Arrested By Williamsburg Shomrim After Three Days Of Terror

Thanks to the incredible work by Williamsburg Shomrim, three anti-Semitic thugs were arrested on Tuesday night following three nights of terrorizing the community. A Shomrim spokesperson tells YWN that the incident began on Sunday night, when they received phone calls to the Shomrim hotline reporting that Hasidic pedestrians had been shot by a gel gun from a passing vehicle in the vicinity of Whyte Avenue and Rutledge Street. Thanks to security camera footage, a good image of the vehicle and the suspects was obtained. The NYPD was given the footage and an investigation was launched. On Monday night, at around the same time, the same vehicle shot Hasidic Jews in the vicinity of Spencer Street and Myrtle Avenue,. Once again, confirmation was made that it was the same vehicle and occupants. Not taking any chances, Williamsburg Shomrim mobilized around 50 Shomrim members stationed all around the neighborhood, to be able to respond in a seconds notice. Sure enough, the vehicle open fire at Hasidic pedestrians at Kent Avenue and Park Avenue, and the incident was witnessed by Williamsburg Shomrim volunteers. The NYPD who was also on standby, was immediately contacted, and the vehicle was stopped in seconds. The three suspects were taken into custody without further incident. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force was given the case and charges are pending. Williamsburg Shomrim told YWN that they want to publicly thank the NYPD’s 79 Precinct and its Commanding Officer for their relentless and tireless efforts to keep the community safe and for their incredible cooperation in this and all incidents. But most of all, the community has a debt of gratitude to Shomrim for their selfless devotion to protecting the community 24/7. (YWN World Headquarters – NYC)

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