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December 30, 2009

Williamsburg Business Robbed At Gunpoint

Filed under: Uncategorized — jewishupdates @ 11:28 pm

Williamsburg Business Robbed At Gunpoint

A business on Bedford Avenue in (new) Williamsburg was robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday afternoon.

Sources tell YWN that two black males entered the business [which makes signs] at approximately 3:00PM with guns drawn. They fired off one shot into a piece of furniture, and demanded that all employees move into a room in back of the store. They then demanded wallets and cash, and made off witha large amount of cash and lots of credit cards.

The owner of the store, himself a member of Williamsburg Shomrim (WSPU), called the NYPD and WSPU – who both answered the call with a heavy & rapid response. Upon arrival, the NYPD’s 79th Pct requested a Level 1 Response to the scene, and NYPD Emergency Services Units were dispatched to the scene for evidence collection.

Detectives are currently reviewing the cameras from the surrounding areas.

Dozens of ESPU & NYPD units canvassed the area for a few hours looking for the suspects, but as of now, none have been apprehended.

Additionally, the thugs used one of the stolen ATM cards a short while later at a nearby bank, and made a withdrawal.

WSPU thanks Deputy Inspector Lyons, the commanding officer of the 79th Precinct,who personally responded to the scene to offer whatever assistance he could.

(Eli Gefen – YWN)


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