Flatbush Residents Urged to Be Vigilant Following Incidents


flatbush1Flatbush residents are being encouraged to be extra careful and cautious after a number of frum Yidden have been harassed and chased on the streets of the Brooklyn community.

Last Sunday night, a 25-year-old was held up at gunpoint by two African American males. The incident took place on East 13th Street, between Avenues M and N.

Friday night, an 18-year-old yeshiva bochur was chased in the same area. The suspects were described as being the same as in the first incident.

Tuesday night, in yet a third case, a 16-year-old frum girl was chased by thugs, once again with the same description as the perpetrators of the earlier incidents.

A hold-up on East 8th Street, off of Avenue O and other occurrences have led local askanim to call for extra vigilance. Yidden are encouraged not to walk alone, but to be accompanied by a partner when venturing out after nightfall, if possible.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Chanukah.

{By Noam Amdurski for Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Will walking in groups of two be a deterrent against Two shvartze choleryas with GUNS? HELLOOO?

    And the fact that the description is the same in all of these incidents does NOT mean they are the same group of thugs. Shvartzes have been preying upon yidden for dorei doros. They all look the same, no?