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Brooklyn, NY - NYPD Seeking Suspect In Williamsburg Liquor Store Robberies

Published on: May 10, 2016 12:17 PM
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Brooklyn, NY - One week after a Williamsburg liquor store was robbed repeatedly by the same individual, the NYPD has released video surveillance footage of the suspect and is asking the public for help in identifying the suspect.

Owner Yosef Shulem Hoenig of Soreiku Vineyards on Broadway near Hooper Street said that the suspect shoplifted wine from his store on three different visits on May 2nd.  It was on the suspect’s third visit at approximately 8:30 PM that Hoenig noticed wine missing from his inventory. Checking the store’s security footage, Hoenig saw that the suspect had taken a bottle of expensive champagne on each of his previous visits.

“I saw it was the same guy so I approached him,” Hoenig told VIN News.  “We started to struggle and I saw that he had a third bottle that he had taken.”

The suspect punched Hoenig in the face before fleeing the store.

Police describe the suspect as a male Hispanic, approximately 22 to 26 years old, 5’8” to 5’10” tall.  The suspect has a beard and was wearing a grey hoodie, black track pants and Nike sneakers at the time of the robbery.  Anyone with any information is asked to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline by phone at 800-577-TIPS, by text at 247637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577 or online at www.NYPDCrimeStoppers.com.


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 May 10, 2016 at 02:36 PM Aron1 Says:

When I read "Robberies", I'm thinking of "gunpoint".
How about "Thefts"?


 May 10, 2016 at 04:13 PM JoeField1 Says:

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Aron1 Says:

When I read "Robberies", I'm thinking of "gunpoint".
How about "Thefts"?

No, Robbery is not an indicator of a weapon use at the time of taking something from another person. You could be charged with strong arm robbery even if you didn’t possess a weapon. Theft definition is you took something when nobody saw.


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