Three eerily similar incidents, as reported by the Brooklyn Eagle, have taken place in the past couple of days in downtown Brooklyn, leaving many angry and afraid. It’s not so much anger but curiosity, which stokes my flame while reading about these events. Did the two who were already caught think they were going to get away? Does the one criminal (still at large, at present) think they’re not going to be caught? Moreover, where is the morality in these petty incidents and these petty people?
The victim whose criminal was still at large is a young woman who had her purse stolen from the basement of a Wendy’s on Livingston Street between Hanover and Nevins. On Aug. 29, a 19-year-old woman had her purse stolen in broad daylight along “with her credit cards, iPod, and $100 in cash.”
On Monday, Aug. 30, another man who was having an MRI performed watched the theft as it was going on. “The victim was able to view the theft, which took place in a lab on Bond Street near Fulton…on closed-circuit camera.” Police eventually “arrested Leon Green, 31, after they found him with the victim’s wallet.”
A sales associate at Macy’s on Fulton Street thought it would be a great idea to take the card of a customer who’d left it behind and buy things! “$341.88 had been charged” to the account, unbeknown to the cardholder. Ivan Espinal, 20, was arrested and one would have to assume, fired, for this transgression.
What is going on downtown that stuff like this still happens?