Police: Group Of Thieves Targeting Pedestrians In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD is looking for a group of a thieves wanted in connection with at least five robberies in Brooklyn since last November.

Police said the suspects — two men and two women — stop to ask their victims for directions and then steal jewelry, cash and other items before fleeing.

In the first incident, police said the suspects stole a chain necklace from a 16-year-old boy on the corner of Himrod Street and Knickerbocker Avenue on Nov. 30, 2011.

On January 24, one of the suspects apparently stole a 72-year-old man’s necklace at the corner of Varet Street and Graham Avenue.

Police say four days later, two of the suspects robbed a 24-year-old man at gunpoint on Rockaway Parkway. Less than 24 hours later, police said the same two suspects stole electronics from a 57-year-old man on Fulton Street.

The last incident occurred on February 2.

Police said in that case, two of the suspects approached a 21-year-old man, displayed a firearm and made off with the victim’s iPhone.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).


  • trent

    The FBI and DEA fabricate evidence, steal from suspects and use murder to close those bad cases.
    Corrupt FBI and DEA use no-knock warrants to enter suspect’s homes while they are away and steal items.
    They mostly steal watches, jewelry and less frequently expensive prescription drugs by returning a second time and swapping them with fakes.
    Some of them where stealing wear item parts off of cars, swapping them with old worn out parts from their personal autos and in some cases leaving the auto in a dangerous state. They can remove a car from your garage aparently whenever they feal like it. For us common citizens this would be called grand theft auto, for corrupt FBI and DEA employees this is allowed .
    They also loosened a gas fitting to my furnace which filled my garage with gas fumes.

  • Kristi

    Poor people, so foolish to think that this is an acceptable way to behave. Father forgive them for they know not what they do.

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