Our hero! C Town manager is getting the word out about sexual assaults

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A humble supermarket manager is doing a better job than the NYPD of informing Williamsburg women that a sexual predator is apparently on the loose.

Police are quietly on the lookout for a debauched man who sexually assaulted three women near L train at Graham Avenue and Grand Street late at night — but it was C Town grocery store manager Anthony Diaz who is spreading the word about the attacks.

Diaz alerted his customers on July 9 by posting about the crimes on the grocery store’s tumblr account — hours after a 90th Precinct detective approached Diaz and other Graham Avenue businesses for video that might have captured the criminal in action.

“Please be careful and take all the necessary precautions when travelling at night,” Diaz posted. “Stay safe, neighbors!”

Diaz’s Web slinging alarmed residents, who added comments on the site.

“Used to live off that subway stop,” wrote Meghan, a resident. “Be safe!”

Others warned their neighbors to be careful.

“That is my neighborhood, the Graham stop is my train stop, it does not get closer than that,” said Dan Baer, a Williamsburg resident.

Police have not put out an alert about the alleged attacks. An NYPD spokesman said he did not have any data regarding assaults at those train stations.

But assaults appear to be on the rise.

There have been 111 assaults in Williamsburg so far this year, a 17-percent increase from last year, and 21 have occurred in the past month alone.

Updated 5:25 pm, July 9, 2018
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John from Williamsburg says:
By comparison, Key Food at 575 Grand Street (corner Lorimer Street) actually employs a man convicted of 1st Degree Sexual Assault against an 8-year-old girl in 2005. Check the New York State Sex Offender Registry.
July 20, 2011, 9:27 am
Mike from Williamsburg says:
Sex offenders need jobs too. It's not like your local playground hired him.
July 20, 2011, 11:56 am
Sean from Williamsburg says:
Yeah but rubbing up on a 8 yr old is disgusting. He should have a job where he is never in contact with children, like a warehouse. Lots of children are in supermarkets everyday...
July 20, 2011, 12:43 pm
Mike from Williamsburg says:
There are too many kids in supermarkets and if more supermarkets would hire sex offenders to keep them out, I'd be happier. Food Bazaar could use two or three sex offenders.
July 20, 2011, 8:01 pm
Joe from Greenpoint says:
Sex offenders do need jobs, thanks Mike!

And until we start bussing them to camps in the middle of the desert, they're going to live down the street and work in stores and drive taxis and deliver packages--cause they're people who deserve a second chance.

And while not all sex offenders assault children, let us not forget how current birth rates are a strain on our resources, especially given the current state of the economy...
July 20, 2011, 8:18 pm
John from Williamsburg says:
Key Food should keep sex offenders out of the produce aisle ... just for hygiene's sake.
July 21, 2011, 12:46 pm
Randi from Greenpoint says:
Wow! Should be thanking Anthony Diaz for making us all aware that there is a person out there attacking people in the hood. And yes sex offenders need jobs. There are laws that prohibit discrimation against them. Even if we do not like it. All you can do is be aware as you are oviously already are! And guess what go to Cooper PJ's every other tenent is a sex offender go to if you want to get technical!
July 22, 2011, 3:03 pm
your neighbor from Williamsburg says:
They need a second chance? You people are backwards, if they sexually abused someone then they should be shot on sight or put on an island that no one cares about.
July 24, 2011, 8:09 pm

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