A shocking episode occurred on Friday night when two boys were held up at gunpoint outside of their home at about 1:30 AM. The incident occurred in Flatbush on East 34th Street between Avenue K and L.
The two suspects first passed with a car, then came back around and pulled a gun on the two boys that were chatting outside the home, demanding they hand over all their money. The boys explained that they had no money on them because it was Shabbos. That’s when one of the suspects yanked one boy by his tie and started searching for him, but obviously had no luck.
SHOCKING VIDEO: Attempted robbery at gunpoint Friday night, on East 34th Street. After patting down the teen victims, the 2 perps took off empty handed. If you have any info that can lead to the arrest of these 2 criminals, call @NYPD63Pct and the #Shomrim hotline 718-338-9797 pic.twitter.com/oQAdYHN6fU
— Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol (@FlatbushShomrim) March 21, 2022
The suspects then attempted to go into the house, but the smart, quick-thinking boys told the suspects that the house was full of people, scaring them away, even though that wasn’t true.
The victim’s family contacted Shomrim of Flatbush, who immediately alerted the NYPD. The NYPD recovered some surveillance footage and is now conducting a thorough investigation with the support of well-known high-ranking Orthodox NYPD Inspector Richie Taylor.
No arrest has been made yet. Updates to follow.