Update to arrests of robbery suspects

We received more information about the arrest of three juveniles in connection with the recent robberies in the neighborhood in the last several months. The suspects are ages 13, 13, and 15 and live in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Cops would not release the names, but the 15-year-old has been arrested for 10 robbery charges, and one grand larceny, since 2004 — including these six alleged incidents. The other two do not have prior arrests, according to the cop source.

The three boys were charged with robberies in connection to six incidents since February. We also got an email from the city’s law department today, who handles cases for juveniles. Per spokeswoman Elizabeth Thomas:

On April 25, 2009, three juveniles, Ahsan H., Mohammed A., and Adam D. were arrested for multiple robberies that had occurred in Brooklyn Heights over a period of time from February through April of 2009. The cases were referred to the Law Department’s Family Court Division. A preliminary hearing was held in Brooklyn Family Court before the Honorable Daniel Turbow. Judge Turbow ordered the remand of the three youths to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice. On May 1, 2009, the youths were arraigned on multiple charges and were ordered to be held in the custody pending further proceedings scheduled for May 7, 2009. Assistant Corporation Counsel Jessica M. Latour, assigned to the Family Court Division’s Major Case Unit, is handling the proceedings for the City.

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  • cat

    So the 15 y.o. has been honing his career as a criminal since he was 10 y.o.? How sad.

  • alex

    Sad for all involved.

  • GHB

    “…the 15-year-old has been arrested for 10 robbery charges, and one grand larceny, since 2004 — including these six alleged incidents. The other two do not have prior arrests”
    I’m sure that it will be the first of many for the young ‘uns…

  • anon

    how about “sad” for the people who’ve been robbed and terrorized by these thugs.

  • Luke C

    It does suck for the victims but fortunately it sounds like none were hurt, so they’ll recover. Odds are these kids won’t. 13? Damn, we really failed these kids. You think they had good schools or good teachers? That’s the only leverage we have as a society since we can’t control parents, the media nor pop culture but that’s an awfully long lever…

  • In the Heights

    Actually, one victim was hurt. He was in the hospital with a broken jaw.

    And you know what, I didn’t fail anyone. Yes the victims will recover, but this changes our neighborhood. We spend a lot of money to live in a nice place. I always felt pretty safe and was looking forward to having my kids be able to go around the neighborhood on their own in the coming months. That plan has been pushed back because of this and it makes me sad.

  • Teddy

    I saw a kid a few days ago talking with an iPhone and thought, don’t leave it out for too long. First time I saw a kid (maybe 12 or 13) with an iPhone.

  • Eason

    @in the heights – oh cmon, toughin up. These are just dumb kids, not part of any crime ring or crime problem you seem to think the heights has. they were just dumb kids.

  • nabeguy

    eason, the only thing dumb about these kids is that they kept returning to the same neighborhood to commit their crimes. On the other hand, given that this “spree” was limited to the same 3 miscreants, I don’t see why In the Heights feels the need to alter his life-style in light of the fact they they were caught. My concern is with the perception that these kids seemed to have held of law-enforcement in the area that led them to believe that BH is easy pickings.

  • my2cents

    stuff like this happens even in suburbs. it’s really just part of life, sadly.

  • joseuribe

    “We really failed these kids”?!?!?! You are an idiot Luke C. A bunch of punks assault and rob innocent residents of our community, putting one in the hospital with a broken jaw, and you think our community failed them? These kids belong in jail.

  • AEB

    When crimes are committed by children, even older children, I believe one must temper the reasonable wish to protect people from future criminality proven perpetrators might commit, with a wish to rehabilitate, if at all possible.

    Even if it were practically feasible, one doesn’t want to fill jails with ten- or even fifteen-year-olds.

  • joseuribe

    Blah . . . blah . . blah . . . the drivel that comes out of some people’s mouths on this blog really astounds me sometimes. Get over yourself AEB. No-one said anything about not trying to rehabilitate. I was merely commenting on the preposterous suggestion of Luke C that somehow the BH community was responsible for the violent crimes of a few punks.

  • AEB

    Uh, jose, perhaps a bit less defensiveness is in order.

    I wasn’t addressing your post per se, but making a general point.