By COLlive reporter
A thief who attempted to steal Tefillin from a Crown Heights resident to “sell it” back to the victim was arrested on Sunday.
A Crown Heights resident, who had been unloading his vehicle on Union Street near Albany Avenue Sunday afternoon, returned to his car to notice his bag, containing a pair of tefilin had disappeared.
Shortly thereafter, the victim received a phone call from a man claiming to have his bag who offered to meet him to return the Tefillin in exchange for $10.00.
The victim called Shmira, who waited to meet the perpetrator along with police officers from the NYPD 71st Precinct.
At approximately 3:30pm at Kingston Avenue and Park Place the thief was arrested for Grand Larceny and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, police said.
The apprehended male was found to be in possession of stolen Labavitch religious items. The defendant is currently at the 71st Precinct station house.