Gang house firebombed

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Home firebombed

Gang members exacted their revenge by firebombing a 57th Street home on March 1.

Officials said that three people threw Molotov cocktails — liquor bottles with makeshift fuses — into the home of an 18-year-old Latin King member. The bombs set off a small fire in the house, which is near Fort Hamilton Parkway.

The 11:45 pm blaze was put out quickly and there were no injuries reported.

Investigators say that the attack was payback because the member violated a gang rule.

Not quick enough

A neighborhood woman nearly lost her cash during a confrontation on Fourth Avenue on March 7.

Police said that the woman was holding a sum of money near 86th Street just before 11 pm when a 22-year-old perp ran up and grabbed her hand in an attempt to get the money.

The suspect fled the area empty-handed, but didn’t get far before he was arrested for attempted grand larceny.

Updated 5:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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tee gee from sunset park says:
Thanks for your quick wit and basic prejudice against sunset park. your intro blurb to the gang fire bombing indicated that the house was in sunset park. sorry, wrong! sunset park's eastern border - by ALL accounts is the center of 8th avenue. the location of the fire bombin wasn't even close. of course if the story was about something honorable and good and happened in the heart of sunset park, you would be telling us it happened in Borough Park or Bay Ridge. Keep up the good work
March 10, 2010, 5:56 pm

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