Bandits set up, rob man in Fort Greene: NYPD

Wanted: Police are looking for three men in their late teens or early 20s, who they say robbed a man at gunpoint in Fort Greene on June 20.
Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Police are looking for three gun-toting goons who robbed a man amid a Fort Greene setup on June 20.

The victim told cops he had arranged to meet a man looking to buy his phone at Cumberland Street, but, on arriving at the agreed upon location near Atlantic Commons at 3:10 p.m., the three thieves appeared — one of them sporting a firearm.

The villains took his phone, car keys, and cash, before hightailing it toward Hanson Place, according to the authorities.

Cops describe the baddies as in their late teens, or early 20s, and they were last seen wearing black and gray clothes.

Anyone who provides police with information leading to an arrest can expect up to a $2,500 reward through the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers program. The public can phone their tips to (800) 577-8477, log into the Crime Stoppers website at, tweet @NYPDTips, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 2:28 pm, July 11, 2019
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
In the United States of America, we have something called the second amendment that gives us the right to defend ourselves. Soon the Supreme Court will restore this right to everyone.
July 11, 2019, 2:10 pm
Chrysler says:
Where's the 2nd amendment in NYC?
July 11, 2019, 2:19 pm
Henry Ford from Bay Ridge says:
Of course more guns will solve this problem. Good grief, people are stupid.
July 11, 2019, 2:55 pm
Crazy Left —— says:
Some more bad gentrifiers from Ohio
July 11, 2019, 6:23 pm
Bob from Gerritsen Beach says:
In Florida with a population of 20 million, last year over 50% of the population had carrying permits. Road rage in the state of Florida is virtually nonexistent. Nobody is going to antagonize anybody else in fear they're probably carrying a gun. They also have a law called "Stand Your Ground" which entitles a person who fears for the safety of their life to use deadly force. No opinions here just facts.
July 11, 2019, 10:28 pm
whatever from green point says:
Database: Florida leads the nation in road rage cases, up 71% from 2014 to 2017
July 12, 2019, 12:19 pm
whatever from green point says:
Law enforcement doesn’t specifically keep track of road rage cases, but we looked at five years of data from the Washington DC-based non-profit Gun Violence Archive and found Florida also leads the nation in road rage confrontations involving guns.
July 12, 2019, 12:20 pm
yeah says:
Hahaha Bob, "No opinions here just facts." Don't know where you get your facts from. Here is another debunk for you to go with whatever's above: "Florida’s figures mean about 12% of the adult population here has a permit. Eleven other states have higher rates of permit-holders, including Alabama and Utah." So Bob, are you just being sarcastic about your "facts"?
July 12, 2019, 1:08 pm

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: