Friday, March 30, 2007

Knifepoint Robberies

There were two knifepoint robberies in the 'hood last evening. Both robberies occurred in the lobbies of buildings while the delivery person was ringing the apartment to which they were delivering. A Crossroads delivery person was robbed at knifepoint at 10 Ocean Pkwy and a AM Thai delivery person at 414 Albemarle Rd. Here are some details:

From Crossroads:
The robber grabbed him from behind, as he waited to be buzzed in for a delivery, put a knife to his throat and told him to give him his wallet. Then he ran back into the building. The police searched the building but could not find him. The suspect is described as 6 ft tall, Hispanic,between 20 to 30 years old and about 200 lbs. He was wearing a beige sweatshirt.
From 414 resident:
Turns out (and this story has many holes in it) that the food delivery guy (we ordered Thai food) claims to have been robbed @ "knifepoint" IN our building by someone who was either buzzed in directly following or followed him in with the delivery.

A similiar crime was reported March 12th by the Courier. If you have any information regarding these crimes contact the 66th at 718 851 5611 or 72nd at 718-965-6311

(And before anyone writes me about the neighborhood not being safe this is only the 2nd robbery I have heard of in three years.)