By COLlive reporter
Packages in Crown Heights have a quick delivery…
Jewish homeowner Faitel Levin was shocked to learn how swiftly and unceremoniously crime can hit close to home this week.
On Monday morning at 11:48 am, the U.S. postal service dropped off a package at his home on Crown Street. By the time residents of the home walked outside to take in the mail, it was already gone.
“It was there for exactly 7 minutes,” Levin told COLlive.com.
Security footage has captured an African American male walking down the street with a garbage bag, walking up the steps of Levin’s residence and taking the package before running away.
When Levin realized the package had been stolen, he contacted Shomrim volunteers who notified him that they have other footage of this man stealing packages throughout the neighborhood. According to Shomrim, the man lives in Crown Heights and they are aware of his address.
“They say they know this individual, he has done this numerous times but he has not been arrested,” Levin said.
Levin said he went down to the 71st Precinct and showed them the surveillance video of the theft. The man has yet to be arrested.
Police Officer Vinny Martinos told COLlive: “The detective squad is doing an investigation, and we have good leads. But there is still more work needed to make sure the case is good enough for the District Attorney to prosecute. I’m sure there will be an arrest made soon.”