Suspect Arrested in Rash of Burglaries in Williamsburg

By Hamodia Staff

BROOKLYN — A suspect was arrested in the rash of break-ins in Williamsburg over the past few weeks, where the thief stole thousands of dollars from the homes of residents of the neighborhood, Shomrim of Williamsburg told Hamodia.

The police, responding to a 911 call, were investigating a burglary that took place on November 27, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at a residence in the vicinity of Hewes Street and Marcy Avenue. The suspect, who entered through an open basement door and removed jewelry from inside of the location, then fled on foot.

Shomrim had distributed photos of the suspect and notified their members to be on the lookout for the suspect.

On Thursday, December 1, NYPD apprehended James Williams, a 70 years old male who matched the description and photo of the perpetrator which was taken from surveillance video gathered by Shomrim near the properties where the burglaries took place. He was arrested at his home located at 297 Grant Avenue in the East New York section of Brooklyn.

The suspect, who has no prior arrest record, was charged with burglary.

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