Earlier this afternoon there was a burglary in the offices of F.R.E.E. [Friends of Refugees of Eastern Europe] on President Street between Kingston and Brooklyn. The incident took place between 4:00pm and 4:20pm.
The Shul was locked at 4:00pm after Mincha and was reopened at 4:20pm for Maariv when one of the people inside noticed a largely built male Black estimated in his 30’s exit the building. He asked the other person if they were expecting any deliveries to which he answered to the negative and immediately ran upstairs to check on the offices upstairs where he saw the door to the library was kicked in and one of the offices ransacked.
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They immediately called 911 and one of them ran out of the building to try and catch the perp, but he had disappeared. The burglar damaged the alarm setting it off, the alarm company then notified the police as well who responded and filled out a report.
Among the things stolen were a Laptop Computer an iPod and a Digital Camera and other items. The burglar damaged the Alarm system and a door as well.
In the future we urge residents to call Shomrim immediately as well after a crime at (718) 774-3333 24/7