We understand that early this morning (or late last night) the Gulf Station (which includes the Dunkin’ Donuts) suffered an armed robbery. As of this morning, the entire station was blocked off with crime scene tape.
It’s our understanding that no one was injured; we’ll try to provide further details as we acquire them.
We have reliable intelligence that a neighbor was the subject of an attempted robbery in the Parade Ground on a recent evening – just outside the building which houses both the Parks and Police Departments. We’ve also been told – but not yet been able to confirm – that arrests have been made in the case. Please check back for updates.
Al Baker reports in November 23rd editions of the Times that the city’s homicide rate is the lowest in years:
New York City is on track to have fewer than 500 homicides this year, by far the lowest number in a 12-month period since reliable Police Department statistics became available in 1963.
But within the city’s official crime statistics is a figure that may be even more striking: so far, with roughly half the killings analyzed, only 35 were found to be committed by strangers, a microscopic statistic in a city of more than 8.2 million. Continue reading
We have a secondhand report that a knifepoint robbery occurred sometime earlier today, the victim someone who’s a regular visitor to our building – 1110 Caton Avenue (Stratford & Westminster).
Unfortunately, this is a reasonable predictor of increased risk of additional robberies. We’ll try to obtain additional information and post it as soon as possible.
UPDATE: It’s been reported that there were three attackers in this incident. – JS