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Mugging Attempt on Kingston

In broad daylight, black teenagers attempted to snatch a Lubavitcher's cell phone on Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights. Full Story

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To 54
April 27, 2012 6:13 pm

I see. And was Lubavitch ever a heiliger shuchnah that no one shoudl ever have left? What about Liadi? Or Rostov? Or Lizona? Or Riga? Or Warsaw? Shuchanas change, it’s called life. Dig your head out of the sand and look around you. Crown Heights was the Rebbe’s shuchnah while the Rebbe lived there begashmius. As for now? It is now a FORMER shchunah, like Riga, and Rostov, and …

To 53
April 27, 2012 2:58 pm

U should learn the rebbes shica on bies rabbinu shebebuvel in 5752 and then talk

To 44
April 27, 2012 9:47 am

Crown Heights was the Rebbe’s shchunah for many years. But that boat has sailed. If anything, the Rebbe’s shchunah is now the area around the Ohel in Queens. Crown Heights? It’s over, time to open your eyes, grow up, and move on.

April 26, 2012 5:33 pm

the right thing to say is african american “black” is offensiv and racist!

April 25, 2012 3:24 pm

It is possible to utilize for G-d’s service, according to Torah, all behavior-traits. This includes those traits that are unwholesome, and even those that are evil, as their names and descriptions indicate. For example, the tzadik Rabbi Meshulam Zusya of Anipoli, of blessed memory, learned a number of methods of serving G-d – from a thief: a) He works quietly without others knowing. b) He is ready to place himself in danger. c) The smallest detail is of great importance to him. d) He labors with great toil. e) Alacrity. f) He is confident and optimistic. g) If he did… Read more »

Oy Vei
April 25, 2012 1:54 pm

AD MOSAI!! MOSHIACH NOW!! no more incidents like this anymore!

I was told by the barber perp caught
April 25, 2012 11:21 am

Please verify – Barber david because of his camera perp was caught

Terrible Police
April 25, 2012 6:28 am

Police there should be ashamed to go and make a statement like that. This would not happen in Australia.

April 24, 2012 10:00 pm

they are just dumb people… black white asian… whatever… stupid is stupid.

April 24, 2012 9:10 pm

“dumb black” the colour of his skin did not make him dumb. However being racist makes you dumber. What he did and the way he behaves makes him dumb. This forum should not be a place where people can vent there racist slur.

April 24, 2012 8:11 pm

they are so not dumb, they DID it!!! and they got away with it!
They just know that they can, so they DID!

number two
April 24, 2012 5:30 pm

How Dare you call the Rebbes SHCHUNA A HOLE

what dumb blacks!!!!!
April 24, 2012 4:26 pm

a) mugging on kingston avenue…

April 24, 2012 2:42 pm

BIG Lie, I was the guy who called the POLICE and i was the guy chased them to the horrific community response of no response, this community is amazing, BUT it lacks in care or response, i felt like the whole world came to a stop, so many by standers women and men, no body lifted a finger did anything merely a scream of Hatzoleh Shmirah Shomrim help anything nothing…… it was very disturbing, i chased the perps called the police and the Ambulance because the guys face was punched in and he was bleeding so YES he was injured… Read more »

I'm Happy...
April 24, 2012 2:19 pm

that the ‘Yid’ got his/her phone back. Since there’s NOT a ‘zero tolerance for crime,’ crime will continue to flourish in ‘These United States.’ Crime is BIG BUSINESS. Yearn for REAL civilization…not ‘wolfland?’ ‘The 7 Noahide Laws,’ N O W ! Teach people they have a G-dly spark and give them a better self-image…rich or poor, and they’ll respond. (Yes we’re still in ‘The Dark Ages’ morally.) (# 2…crime is everywhere in the world. In Boro Park there is crime emanating from Sunset Park and other places. You’ll run somewhere else to find the same crime rate…or worse!) My system… Read more »

Police are so helpful when there are no perpetrators
April 24, 2012 12:05 pm

They are very helpful and sympathetic and full of good advice.
Unfortunately, it’s a different story when there are perpetrators on the scene. The ‘sympathies’ change and there seems to be a need to pander to the criminals.

How to stop the CH crime problem?
April 24, 2012 11:09 am

Three words:

Learn from Williamsburgh

only government gilty
April 24, 2012 9:42 am

in Belarus nobody steal cellphones, and if it happen it on all newspaper, and local police are very happy, because it case that they solve in second, even after changing sim or flashing. and all this they do on very old american equipment. so why usa govement dont want do this?
p.s. it very simple check phone before yuo buy simple call 611 and ask.

To #28
April 24, 2012 7:00 am

About a year ago i was mugged in front of my house on crown street by 2 black teenagers and it was a blackberry they stole right outta my hands. 2 bochurim tried to catch them but they got away. the cops did come and drove me around but they were long gone. I was petrified to go outside alone for weeks and still am very weary to use my phone in public.

April 24, 2012 4:08 am

i know that this won,t happen but the only thing that might help catch every criminal is a rule that every person has to wear a bracelet & on this bracelet will be the person,s personal information like his name address phone # date of birth sc# & so forth then machines all over the area that record the presons personal information so ath the police can see who was there at a certain time then every person in the area gets questioned by the police if they are in that area at the time of the crime. i know… Read more »

To #2
April 24, 2012 1:39 am

Shut up!

To #25 and 27
April 24, 2012 12:59 am

If there was a like button. I would like comment #25

To #27 it is very hard to believe…Muggers get a few hours in the police station??

to #19
April 24, 2012 12:35 am

ya got lots of hate in you….
not a good thing for a Yid to hate in general
let alone a place where so many fellow Yidden live
don’t live here if you don’t wanna
but don’t hate either
go out to your closest Cali beach and listen to the waves awhile, hopefully it’ll realx u a bit and you’ll love a bit more
where’s the SoCal love?
enjoy the surf

I think
April 24, 2012 12:28 am

We should all get fake iPhones, and walk down the street’s pretending to talk on them. Let these idiots grab our iPhones and then PUNCH THEM IN THE FACE.

Whad ya’ll say?
Who’s with me!!!!!!

Spring in Crown Heights
April 23, 2012 11:43 pm

Just another spring in Crown Heights, muggings assaults, roberies, … … …

April 23, 2012 11:30 pm

The two buildings on the corner of Albany ave And Carroll st has CCTV cameras someone should contact the building manager to see if we can catch them on camera

April 23, 2012 11:24 pm

sorry guys, during the crown heights riots the Rebbe said guns are not our way

No iphones out! and to commentator #22
April 23, 2012 10:55 pm

I use a blackberry. The muggers aren’t interested in Blackberries! If you MUST use an iphone, then DO NOT take them out on the streets! It’s should be common sense by now. And #22 – You’re spot-on. Boy do I miss Giuliani!!!!
NOW WHO IS OLD LIKE ME AND REMEMBERS THE 1980’s BOOM BOX THIEVES as well as the bicycles that we, um, had to keep hidden for fear of our lives???!!

to 1000 cameras
April 23, 2012 10:28 pm

you have a point, but unfortunately in this case it won’t make a difference. Why? because we don’t need a camera to know who the criminals are, they are in broad daylight and in most of the recent cases they are caught. the problem is that when they’re caught they’re held for a few hours and sent back to the streets that causes them to go right back to crime without worrying about the consequences

to #10
April 23, 2012 10:19 pm

ch is NOT my hometown and never will be. I am not jealous of you guys. I pity you for being so close minded. I am very comfy with where I live. Sorry, it wasn’t my choice but my parents, so no, i am not looking for validation.

I wish you luck in living life with such an attitude.

Every Jew a .22
April 23, 2012 10:19 pm

Instead of obsessing about bike lanes, this moronic mayor should care about people who can’t walk in safety. Where is the new Capt. Lewis? Why isn’t he out there & getting his men out there, too? Oh, I forgot, they’re too busy giving tickets.

Hide your cellphone
April 23, 2012 9:57 pm

don’t buy Air Jordans, don’t use your phone, hide your jewelry. What kind of message does this send the perps? WHY CAN”T THEY GET JOBS AND BUY THEIR OWN STUFF??????????

glad everyones okay!
April 23, 2012 9:48 pm
All timer
April 23, 2012 9:46 pm

We miss Giuliani’s time. He was a good Mayor and made the city safe. Everybody was able to walk in CH, no matter the time.

Krav Magazine
April 23, 2012 9:45 pm

Is someone giving women and girls krav maga lessons in crown heights??? It’s good stuff and doesn’t involve weapons!

to #11
April 23, 2012 9:22 pm

I hope your just joking, because if not, it’s complete apikorsus.

ch :P
April 23, 2012 9:20 pm

and thats why im a californian that hates ch!!!!

TO #9
April 23, 2012 9:03 pm

I would love to move so that I can feel safe walking down the street! Where do you live?

1000 cameras
April 23, 2012 8:42 pm

time to set up cameras everywhere

deterance is key
April 23, 2012 8:39 pm

If these guys knew that if caught they would be in the slammer they WOULD NOT start up. Its only cause they know that even if they get caught the cops will let them out in no time that they say, “what the heck, let’s try to steal the phone, we can’t loose”

Start punishing petty crimes! That will stop all crime.

Yussle The L Muscle
April 23, 2012 8:38 pm

I have been involved in the security in CH for over ten years, this is what I have learned: 1. The community leaders must be vocal and demand a stronger police presence and demand harsh punishment from the DA. 2. The community leadership in the jewish and and the Black community and teach the youth in both communities about their communities (ignorance breeds hate). 3. Every able young man and older, should/must learn how to fight and how to defend them selves. 4. Every school should teach the importance of common street sense and not make your self an easy… Read more »

to # 2
April 23, 2012 8:34 pm

Maybe Jews should run away from Israel to get away from the bombings

April 23, 2012 8:28 pm

Do you know that aside from last weeks mugging and attack on sterlin, and Mondays attempted muggin today a bachur was viciiulsy attacked on carroll street? I passed by and saw the commotion. I applaud COL for reporting this. This is NOT something that can go ignored in our community. Each time we just move past it without making a big deal the attacker become more brazen, don’t forget a women in front of ULY was robbed 2 weeks ago. That makes 4 in 2 weeks. Please, leaders of our community, do soemthing!!!!

To #10
April 23, 2012 8:21 pm

We read and comment because we know and care about people in CH. I’m thrilled with my choice. Come visit us in the Pacific NW. It’s lovely. (BTW: I’m not a native CH’er…so it’s not my “motherland” as you say.)

Pekuach Nedesh
April 23, 2012 7:54 pm

To #3
Yes in these days and time’s that we are living in, we have to start hiding our identity that we are Jewish, it should become a Halcha that no one is allowed to ware or look any thing Jewish.

We have to start facing the facts, unless we start going around with guns , then there should be no complaints.

Moved out?
April 23, 2012 7:39 pm

Every time something like this happens, out-of-towners have something to say. If you guys are so comfy out there, why bother commenting? But no. They have to. They have to constantly justify their choice. Using foul language, if necessary. Because they are apparently *not* comfortable with their choice. It’s the same with immigrants. They follow what’s happening in their motherland very closely. This is well known phenomenon, constant need for validation of your choice.

TO #2
April 23, 2012 7:15 pm

I spent two years in CH and was never so happy as to get out of there. The Rebbe is everywhere that there is a shliach, and even where their isn’t. My family is being raised in a safe (and yes, frum) community now, B”H.

April 23, 2012 7:15 pm

Maybe the cops do their jobs

April 23, 2012 6:43 pm

I want to use my phone in public just for a chance of beating the crap out one of these guys. I don’t just talk, I sparred with black boxers, they are made from exactly same stuff as we are

April 23, 2012 6:28 pm


April 23, 2012 6:25 pm

What is next advance from the ” Finest”? To stay at home?

April 23, 2012 6:19 pm

“The precinct recommended that members of the community try not to use cell phones out in public and instead walk into a store or vestibule to use the phone.” It’s bad enough that on the subway they make an announcement not to show cellphones, but in the streets of CH I also have to be careful from showing electronics?! We should feel secure enough not to hide all tempting devices. If the security is so bad that we’re recommended to hide them, something’s really wrong. Also, what in the world is a vestibule? I should not have to Google word… Read more »

April 23, 2012 6:17 pm

we cant use our cellphone no more???????
what kind of nonsense is that?

again and again
April 23, 2012 6:10 pm

these people will never stop the mugging. get out of that hole called crown heights. i understand that that was the rebbes home but enough is enough

April 23, 2012 6:01 pm

The precinct recommended that members of the community try not to use cell phones out in public and instead walk into a store or vestibule to use the phone.