South Brooklyn Mugging Suspects Arrested

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The suspects, seen on surveillance-camera footage at a train station near a previous mugging.

Two men believed responsible for a string of recent gunpoint muggings in South Brooklyn were arrested overnight Tuesday following yet another armed robbery, this one resulting in a victim being shot.

Shortly before midnight Tuesday, the perpetrators mugged two men. aged 25 and 26, on Avenue O and West 10th St. The thieves stole a backpack and $35 cash. During the robbery, the 26-year-old victim was shot twice. The perpetrators were arrested after a police pursuit. The victim was transported to Maimonides Medical center in stable condition.

A law-enforcement source told Hamodia that the two suspects, whose names have not yet been released, are believed to be the same pair behind a recent string of seven gunpoint  muggings in Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Boro Park and Kensington.

The previous crimes were committed late at night, at gunpoint, and just a short distance from a train station. The perpetrators, who have stolen cash, phones and jewelry, generally have traveled to and from their crimes by train. Tuesday night’s incident occurred two blocks from an N train station.

rborchardt@hamodia.com

 


Updated Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 10:32 am .