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    I was Mugged at 3:15 am

    A Crown Heights resident was mugged at knifepoint Tuesday night at 3:15 am, and has a tip for fellow residents. Full Story

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    Duh
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    Duh

    Gee ya think. I think you should learn to defend yourself and not be a victim.

    it's not fair!
    Guest
    it's not fair!

    as a single 22 yr old girl i should be able to come back at night and not feel unsafe..grr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    is it bad if i walk down kingston at 12am alone? i always feel as if there are people on kingston but the truth is in the summer sometimes there isn’t a soul to be seen…..am i being stupid by walking around at that time?

    ALWAYS
    Guest
    ALWAYS

    always call shmira 718)221_0303 they help me catch the bad guys when they took my phone < thanks shmira again

    if only
    Guest
    if only

    If only we could live in a neighborhood where you can carry whatever you want in your pockets anytime of the day or night.

    If this was a one time happening it would not be a big deal but the issue here is that this type of problem occurs far too often.

    This is such an unsafe community! Sad But True

    scream, scream and scream again
    Guest
    scream, scream and scream again

    This almost always scares an attacker away. The louder you scream the better.

    can happen anywhere
    Guest
    can happen anywhere

    This happened to you at 3:00 am but unfortunately this happens often in middle of the day when people are around. Crown Heights isn’t a safe neighborhood.

    move to monsey!
    Guest
    move to monsey!

    your only risk is getting mugged by a bear 🙂

    WOW!
    Guest
    WOW!

    What are you doing out at 3:15 A.M.????? A single 22 year old girl???? Sorry, but yes, you are stupid!!!!!!

    not true
    Guest
    not true

    Crown Heights is very safe b/c of 770!

    to # 7
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    to # 7

    MONSEY!?! HAHHAHA! there are far better and safer places to move to…. but truth is i still will never understand why people live in crown heights.. its dirty, its unsafe and to top it off you pay top dollar for these conditions!!!

    Yossy H
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    Yossy H

    OK Let’s continue to vote for politicians that hate the 2nd amendment and are quick to put the blame on the Jew in the few cases where a Jewish victim managed to defend himself. At this point its almost impossible to get a gun license in NYC especially one for street carry so your only other option is to get serious about learning self defense. If you decided that your sick of being a victim email @ chprotection@gmail.com

    BOCHUR
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    BOCHUR

    1st u run if u dont think u can take him down 2nd ALWAYS SCREAM FIRE FIRE they dont know how to fight that y they always scare with a knife NUMBER 2 my advice to u is that u carry a pepper spray in ur purse and dont feel nervous to defend urself

    chprotection@gmail.com
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    chprotection@gmail.com

    if you are interested in learning how to defend yourself feel free to shoot me an email there are other options aside for moving to monsey or handing over your propertey

    There are camara's on the buildings there
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    There are camara's on the buildings there
    sad
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    sad

    The picture your words paint such a sad tragic portrait. it’s sad the someone can be so low in life that they would commit an act. I know in NY we have got so used to this being a normal part of NY living, but if you stop for a second and really think about what happened. A person took a weapon and threatened to hurt another human just to grab a few dollars from a wallet and an eletronic device that plays music. This is worth threatening a humans life? Why do we insist to “get used to it”… Read more »

    Meir
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    Meir

    B”H Thank G-d he told you to run and left you alone.You had a malech watching over you

    TO #1
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    TO #1

    That’s what the American people said about the victims of the Holocaust. P.S. I want to see you fight a guy with a knife. Unless you know martial arts, I’m pretty sure that you wouldn’t.

    protect yourself
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    protect yourself

    first and foremost, everyone should get some kind of self defense training. It’s halacha to protect yourself. We aren’t sheep and we should awaken our ‘Macabbi’ and king David warrior spirits. Until that time that you are proficient in defending yourself in the very least, carry some pepper spray and that way you can spray, pray and flee.

    use your smarts!
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    use your smarts!

    That’s not a safe area in the first place.

    Video Cameras
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    Video Cameras

    Whoever has the means should install a surveillance system around their home, they will be protecting themselves and all victims of crimes around their homes.

    To #8
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    To #8

    Its not a girl. The article was signed- Shalom. But yes,I agree. Whether your male or female don’t walk alone at night.

     to #20 and #21
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    to #20 and #21

    #20 video cameras may be good but in this case his face was covered so it wouldn’t have helped.

    #21 We should be able to walk everywhere anytime. This is also our neighborhood. We need to show these animals that we are not easy prey and they won’t be so fast to pounce.

    I think
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    I think

    First off I think you played safe by giving the guy your money. Secondly, I don’t think it is the brightest idea to get off at sterling street at 3am. I think you should better use kingson. I live on Utica and would not get out on utica at that time.
    If the guy concealed his face were you able to see his hands where they white or black?

    long time native
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    long time native

    Do not put yourself in harm’s way. Only use subways during normal hours. A taxi ride from work would have cost a bit more in the short run, but would have spared the victim trauma and loss of property. BTW, you were lucky, someone on the upper Eastside was really hurt recently.

    I lived in Monsey
    Guest
    I lived in Monsey

    It is no panecea, things happen there, too. We are still in golus unfortunately.

    well..
    Guest
    well..

    its not exactly late breaking news that one doesnt walk the streets of brooklyn late at night (unarmed anyway)

    but hey thx for the reminder

    Just an idea
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    Just an idea

    To #7: I couldn’t agree with you more. Also, to everyone else, I’ve found that the most comforting thing to me in CH is to say the possuk “U’lchol Bnei Yisroel, lo yecheratz kelev lishono” – And to all of Bnei Yisroel, not one dog wagged its tongue. It works for dogs, so why not for people that act like dogs???

    duh!!
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    duh!!

    sterling street at 3:00 in the morning???
    r u out of ure mind????

    I hope they catch him and you get your stuff back!
    Guest
    I hope they catch him and you get your stuff back!

    Everyone should stop blaming the victim – it’s not his fault he has to walk on those streets late at night. He wash;t just hanging out, he was getting back from work.

    pepper spray yes but.......
    Guest
    pepper spray yes but.......

    Where can you get a pepper spray??

    NEW YORK FOR BETTER OR WORSE
    Guest
    NEW YORK FOR BETTER OR WORSE

    CRIME IS RAMPANT ALL OVER NEW YORK, AND TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE RATIO OF BLACKS TO WHITES IN CROWN HEIGHTS THE CRIME RATE IS RELATIVELY LOW.I HAVE BEEN LIVING IN CROWN HEIGHTS FOR SIXTY YEARS, HAVE WALKED THE STREETS AT ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT, AND HAVE YET TO BE EVER ACCOSTED. FOR THOSE DISPARAGING OUR NEIGHBERHOOD I SENSE A FEELING OF PERSONAL ANIMOSITY SEEMINGLY CAUSED BY WHATEVER REASON AND IF YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE IN CROWN HEIGHTS YOU ARE WELCOME TO LEAVE.
    “KAN TZIVA HASHEM ES HABRACHA”
    S.D.

    We need Hashem's protection all the time
    Guest
    We need Hashem's protection all the time

    I think when walking so late at night it might be smart to call shmira before getting off the train , and have to guide you home. I wonder if they would do that

    #13
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    #13

    Good thing you know how to defend yourself, shame you can’t spell…..

    To author and 1
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    To author and 1

    You did the right thing (unlike #1 suggestion). Your safety is worth more than your money and phone etc. Obviously if you were a black belt you’d be better off and be able to take down the guy but most of us are not that well equipped. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

    Taxi?
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    Taxi?

    Not practical $$$ wise

    To #4
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    To #4

    Move to Montana. Or Fiji.

    Footage
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    Footage

    The non-jewish apt. building on sterling and brooklyn has a security camera.
    You should get the police to retrieve the footage from them.
    Again, it’s the building on Brooklyn between (corner) sterling and lefferts, they have a camera on sterling and maybe more cameras. Also, one of the houses on brooklyn ave that belongs to a non-jewish lady has cameras.
    Go get ’em!!

    Vote for conservative politicians
    Guest
    Vote for conservative politicians

    More gun licenses issued
    Less crime
    Less dependence on government
    More individual liberties
    Easier to conduct business with government out of the way
    Less people on welfare and entitlements
    More wealth created
    More tzedaka
    Higher quality of life
    Moshiach here sooner
    Mishiach will

    scrappy coco
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    scrappy coco

    shalom achi!!!!! keep it safe bro, thnk gd ur alrighttt

    CH Resident!
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    CH Resident!

    In the future its always inportant to call a local patrol group to help such situations when time of need.

    Shmira is the best patrol group that I know and trust when it comes to muggings and other situations, always call the Shmira hotline at 718 221 0303

    Shmuly.

    to#36
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    to#36

    Montana is not that safe 🙂

    Stop being a victim!
    Guest
    Stop being a victim!

    I have a planned concealed weapons and firearms course in Miami for jews that want a carry license.. Contact me Elchonon Hellinger course given by a police officer and former marine combat vet.. its 35$ just to cover costs (most places are 75$)

    R' Shlomo In Eretz Yisroel
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    R' Shlomo In Eretz Yisroel

    IS THIS NOT A HATE CRIME ! A MALE BLACK AGAINST A FEMALE WHITE ! AT 3 AM IN MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT !
    DID IT EVER HAPPEN THAT A FEMALE OR MALE WHITE LUBOB MUG A BLACK MALE IN CROWN HEIGHTS ?!

    REPORT ALL CRIME!!!
    Guest
    REPORT ALL CRIME!!!

    Be your own advocate. Report. Follow through. Keep bothering the cops (they get paid BY US, OUR TAXES, so effectively, they work for us.) But remember – you have to take precautions. Don’t take your wallet to work, just a metro card, a debit card (which you can cancel before they have a chance to use it ) & a few $$. Leave the expensive toys at home. esp. if you’re coming home at 3:30 AM.

    Try some COMMON SENSE, buddy.

    Taxi at night?
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    Taxi at night?

    Yes, all smart business people do…

    # 30
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    # 30

    Walmart sells for less than $10 go hook yourself up people.

    To #41
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    To #41

    If new York would have the same blue-collar crime rate as Montana, Lubavitchers in CH would be able to walk home at 3:15 am while saying “al tira mipachad pis’om” and actually mean it. 😉

    crown heightser
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    crown heightser

    its nice your saying your story, but when i got home yesterday my entire family is freaked out, we are all aware of your situation that its dangerous at that hour but please don’t put fear in them. thanks for your understanding

    Moshe
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    Moshe

    To #48 you are an ignorant fool. The victim is revealing to us a reality. Maybe you should thank him.
    To the people telling the victim to learn self defense: when push comes to shove and you see that knife, you probably will just do what the robber says, because you would rather not risk the smallest chance of getting hurt

    learn Torah
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    learn Torah

    You should see if the cell phone company can track the blackberry. It’s probably in a pawn shop.
    Also, you should carry a chitas with you and some cards about the sheva mitzvos. And you should make sure to learn pirkei avos and/or teach it to others.

    To #2
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    To #2

    I’m sure you realize it’s not a good idea.

    always call shomrim
    Guest
    always call shomrim

    (718) 774-3333

    just an idea
    Guest
    just an idea

    if you are being threatened and mugged if you pull out your wallet(hopefully you can take out the cards first) or a valuable and throw it down and run away the mugger(s) will go for the item and not you or just dont get into these situations in the first place.

    Agree with #16
    Guest
    Agree with #16

    BH you got away with your life intact… lose the valuables and run!

    Mendy
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    Mendy

    Where can you buy pepper spray

    To number 10
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    To number 10

    Maybe you CH’ers dont feel it so much but here in melbourne you wish you had 770 around the corner. People in crown heights dont think twice abot where they daven but if you dont live in brooklyn you would see what 770 means

    Girls cannot be too careful
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    Girls cannot be too careful

    I cannot believe a woman would take such a chance. This is more insane to listen to, than what actually happened. And one of ours! I am shocked. I came home on the same train from the same stop once much earlier and was surrounded by a gang of drunken men who claimed that the Jews are not the real the Jews, they are! They then proceeded to show me a picture of a black king James (who the King James bible is named after). I got lucky and we came up to a stop and I ducked out. How… Read more »

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