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iPod Robbed on Eastern Parkway

Brooklyn, NY — At about 5 pm Erev Shabbos, two girls walking home from the Brooklyn Public Library on Eastern Pkwy were robbed of an iPod. The girl who was listening to her iPod, took it out of her pocket to switch songs when it was snatched from her hand.

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The perpetrator, after snatching the iPod, fled into Mount Prospect Park, which is in between the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the Library. The girls called 911 and after waiting 15 minutes they called Shomrim, 3 units responded and advised the victims to file a police report at the precinct being that it was close to Shabbos and they did not want to wait.

The perpetrator was described as a male Black around 15 years old; BH all he took was the iPod and didn’t hurt them.

CrownHeights.info and Shomrim would like to warn the community, now that its summer, we need to take extra care with how we handle our personal electronics and MP3 players out on the street. Don’t use the white earphones as those immediately would make you a target even if your iPod isn’t in plain view. Be warey and alret of your surroundings at all times, and you Chas Vesholom become a victim of a crime call 911 and Shomrim at (718) 774-3333 immediately, every second counts!

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#1 Comment By 2 is not enough On April 22, 2007 @ 8:05 am

What did you expect. Girls should not be walking by themselves unprotected, especially in the light of things that are happening in and around our community.

#2 Comment By Git On April 22, 2007 @ 10:57 am

lol;) told you it’ll end up on CH.info
don’t blame me for it – Wasn’t me!

#3 Comment By OMG On April 22, 2007 @ 11:50 am

oh my gosh!!! thats scary.did the girl get her ipod back?b”h she wasnt hurt!gosh,some people……..

#4 Comment By Yosef Yitzhak K. On April 22, 2007 @ 7:18 am

Funny, you take the opportunity to take pictures of all the scenery around the park, i.e. the library and the street signs… lol

#5 Comment By verey angrey ch jew On April 22, 2007 @ 12:10 pm

wehave got to stop taiking thes crap we need to lern from dovid hamelech we need to lern the art of war and begin to teach thes criminals a leson and stop gnoring a crey for help wen you hear one in the street

#6 Comment By bachur82 On April 22, 2007 @ 3:26 pm

To anyone who goes walking:

be very carefull when passing that park those guys there are always up to no good! When I walk I go until the Museum, cause I prefer not to walk passed the park.

#7 Comment By a friend On April 22, 2007 @ 6:02 pm

Firstly the girls were 20 year olds in broad day light….they weren’t hurt just a bit of the girls finger turned red.
secondly as i heard no one turned around to help not one person… its a disgrace…

#8 Comment By Do we ever learn? On April 22, 2007 @ 7:22 pm

Last year about this time I was attacked by a black male – from behind – in broad daylight. It happened at this same spot by the park on Eastern Parkway. I’m not a very small bochur, and my attacker was merely 15 years old! [7]
A few things surprised me. Apparently these thugs know how scared and innocent we are; we will rarely defend ourselves. They will attack any of us. So it’s nice to just rant about defense, but when every summer we all walk around, these things are going to happen. And nobody is going to help you. Especially not white goyim from Park Slope, and forget about Police. For a half hour in broad daylight I fought with this thug.. not a single person came to offer help. The Police only happened to be driving by, the precinct that was called arrived 45 minutes later, and reported no activity… huh?! I wonder why.. As I held this guy down I yelled for Police, that only stopped the Black people from getting near me.. so nobody’s going to help you.
You want to exercise? Sure you do. Why don’t all the busybodies take up some self defense? Like the real kind, it’s known as street fighting, maybe Krav Maga. You’re not the violent type? You’re not using it to rob people, you need it simply to walk on Eastern Parkway.
Why do Jews always talk so much, argue so much? Perhaps this summer the camps, the youth, the loving parents, SOMEBODY will teach some kids in Crown Heights that sometimes you need to defend yourself. Hammaseh Hu HaIkar!

In case you’re wondering, my attacker went to Juvy for a year.. he should be out any day now:)

#9 Comment By TO verey angrey On April 22, 2007 @ 7:02 pm

with all due respect to your comment, even WITh knowing IM Slang, I still can NOT understand what you wrote !!!!

#10 Comment By jg On April 22, 2007 @ 11:27 pm

So nice to know the police are just a few blocks away at Franklin and can’t come to the aide of crime victims. Next time call 311 and ask the operator who to call when 911 dosent respond to a crime scene. The call will be routed up the chain and you can follow it if you are ihnterested.

#11 Comment By hashem help On April 22, 2007 @ 7:53 pm

i know who the girl is and it was most certainly not her fault she is 20 and not alittle girl anymore.it’s the problrm of the goyim who steal and do these stupid thibgs this girl was not acting silly or anything

#12 Comment By Menny On April 23, 2007 @ 2:34 am


I take walks around the street and sometimes I see 2-3 or even 4 black thugs walking down the street (And trust me they look like ther up to no good) and right away I cross the street or hide behind a car untill they shew away.

Just Always Be


#13 Comment By not shocked any more On April 23, 2007 @ 7:22 am

And Vega says crime’s down

Who’s he kidding…only Rubashkin & his pals.

#14 Comment By bt On April 23, 2007 @ 3:45 pm

Being ALERT is a good advise. Yesterday I was turning from Easter Parkway to Brooklyn Ave. a girl was crossing the street. She was listening to something and was totally oblivious to her surroundings. I could approach her from any side I wanted to and she would not have a clue. iPods are actually dangerous when it comes to safely waking the streets.

#15 Comment By no suprise On April 23, 2007 @ 4:21 pm

no suprise!!!!
that happens daily in New York City
i dont even live there and i know that you sholudent be suprised if a crime happens there

#16 Comment By Usefull tip On April 23, 2007 @ 4:27 pm

Get a separate pair of cheaper headphones to use when you’re outdoors. The white earphones always catch their attention.