Shomrim Assist in Arrest of Man Who Allegedly Stole Over $100,000 From Williamsburg Car

By Matis Glenn

Oumarou Diallo under arrest for allegedly stealing a fortune of items and checks from a parked car in Williamsburg.

A man was arrested for allegedly stealing $100,000 in checks, plus other valuables from an unlocked car parking on a Williamsburg street Sunday morning with the help of Shomrim, the volunteer safety patrol group tells Hamodia.

Shomrim had received reports of a suspicious blue Nissan Altima driving in Williamsburg, with its driver trying to open parked car doors.

Around 15 members of Shomrim were dispatched and they began following the suspect, 26-year-old Oumarou Diallo, for around an hour as he walked down streets, repeatedly trying to open car doors. At around 3:30 a.m., the alleged thief stumbled onto a jackpot of $100,000 in checks, a passport, laptop other valuables in a car on Walton Street and Throop Avenue – but he was in for a surprise.

Up until that point, Shomrim say that the Diallo, a Brooklyn man, had apparently not noticed that he was being followed, but after securing his misbegotten bounty, he became aware of the presence of Shomrim. Police were quick to arrive, and the Diallo fled the scene, speeding off and crashing into the car of a Shomrim member, causing heavy damage.

Most of what was stolen was immediately recovered; police were searching Diallo’s car for the remaining items.

Police arrested Diallo and charged him with grand larceny and possession of stolen property.

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