**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
August 17, 2011
Contact: Amyre Loomis at (718) 260-9191
COUNCIL MEMBER JAMES URGES ALL WITNESSES, OR ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT RECENT BURGLARIES IN THE FORT GREENE-CLINTON HILL AREA OF BROOKLYN TO COME FORWARD
(Brooklyn, NY) “It has come to light that an increase in burglaries has taken place in the Fort Greene-Clinton Hill area recently. I want to make the community aware of incidents that have occurred; business owners and residents should be alert and take precautions during these desperate times.
At 9:55 am this morning (on August 17) a black male described as 5’5”, possibly in his 40’s and wearing a black baseball cap displayed a firearm at CVS Pharmacy in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, left with approximately $100 from the cashier, then fled. Also, on Monday, August 15, at 9:48 am a black male, described as 6’0” and in his 30's, wearing a Baltimore Orioles cap and orange shirt handed a teller a note at the Chase bank branch located in Clinton Hill, and fled with approximately $1,000. Fortunately, no one was hurt during these incidents, but my office will help to provide any assistance needed.
I am requesting the 88th Precinct increase patrols on Myrtle Avenue, and I have spoken with these businesses about safety precautions. I ask if anyone has information that may lead to the arrest of these suspects to contact the NYPD. Tips can be left anonymously with the 88th Precinct police at (718) 636-6511.”
- Council Member Letitia James, 35 CD, Brooklyn