Thanks to a swift response by Flatbush Shomrim, numerous suspects were arrested in the Flatbush community over the past few days.
The most recent incident was a burglar arrested on Sunday afternoon.
It happened on East 29th Street near Avenue S, when a local resident witnessed a suspicious man enter his neighbors home. He watched him exit a moment later with a new pair of sneakers, and the homeowners cell phone.
The witnesses quickly called the NYPD and Flatbush Shomrim. Fast responding Shomrim volunteers kept an eye on the suspect as he ran through multiple backyards. He was eventually apprehended by Police on East 22nd Street between Avenue R and Avenue S.
The homeowner was grateful to Shomrim and the NYPD for making the arrest, and was happy to have her property returned.
Meanwhile, just before Shabbos began, Shomrim apprehended a male suspect stealing packages on East 34th Street and Avenue K. Since Shabbos was over, Flatbush Shomrim responded to at least three additional incidents involving package thefts, a DWI driver who smashed into numerous vehicles and fled the scene, as well as hit and run driver on Sunday morning.
On Thursday night, Flatbush Shomrim responded to a call for a victim who was robbed at knifepoint on Kings Highway and East 17th Street. Shomrim followed the two suspects from a safe distance until Police made the arrests. The knife was recovered, as well as the victims cell-phone and wallet.
As YWN published earlier, Flatbush Shomrim has arranged to have retired NYPD officers patrolling the community throughout Yom Kippur and Sukkos in the marked Shomrim vehicles. If you would like to assist Shomrim in covering the costs of these patrols, please click here to donate.
If you see anything suspicious, please call the NYPD and then the Flatbush Shomrim 24 hour emergency hotline at 718-338-9797.
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