This just in from the Courier: cops have arrested the three teens they suspect are responsible for the spate of muggings in the neighborhood in the last few months, as we’ve been reporting.
A source at the 84th Precinct said detectives “think they’re going to close a few cases on it,” but that any additional information about the suspects can’t be released because they are under 18 years old. “No mugshots — they’re all underage,” the cop said. “I think that’s out of the question. Because they’re young, [detectives] don’t want to give out any information.”
Per the Courier:
The teenage terrors responsible for a wave of neighborhood muggings have been apprehended, cops from the 84th Precinct said this week.
The underage thugs — two 13−year−olds and a 15−year−old — were apprehended on Saturday night after they were caught surrounding their sixth victim on Livingston Street near Court Street.
Officials said that an 18−year−old was walking along the street just after 7 p.m. when the three suspects surrounded and began threatening him.
Seconds later, members of the 84th Precinct’s anti−crime team swarmed the trio and took them into custody before any property was taken.
Captain Mark DiPaolo said that much like the thieves had trailed their prey, cops had already targeted the three troublemakers before they jumped their unsuspecting victim.
“Our plainclothes officers were patrolling the area when they observed the three teens,” DiPaolo said. “We were watching their actions and when they were about to do the robbery we swooped in.”
DiPaolo said that the teens, who did not live in Brooklyn Heights or the 84th Precinct, were arrested for attempted robbery.