Last Thursday night, Shmira patrol volunteers in Crown Heights received a call that a person was breaking into multiple cars on President Street.
As the volunteers arrived, they saw an individual getting out of a car, and immediately called the New York Police Departement.
“The police decided to let him go as no stolen property was found on him,” they reported.
This week, on Monday night, a Shmira volunteer noticed a person pulling car handles on Brooklyn Avenue near Lefferts Avenue. The man then discovered a vehicle that was unlocked and settled inside.
The man started running when he noticed more Shmira volunteers arriving. He was soon stopped by police at Maple St.
It turned out that it was the same perpetrator as in the previous incident. This time, he was arrested and will be charged for last week’s break-in as well, sources said.
With summer approaching there is usually a spike in crime, Shmira alerts.
They remind the public to make sure your car is locked, keep your belongings properly secured or hidden out of plain sight, and always be aware of your surroundings.