Crime is up in Flatbush and East Flatbush, and in Brooklyn as a whole.
There has been a 30% increase in crime reported to Flatbush’s 67th Precinct but an 11% decrease reported to East Flatbush’s 70th Precinct during the week December 20 to December 26 compared to the same period last year.
Across the two precincts, there have been 63 incidents reported, including reports of robbery, felony assault, burglary, grand larceny and grand larceny auto to both precincts.
During the same period last year, there were 57 incidents reported across the two precincts, including seven incidents of robbery and 27 of felony assault.
There have been 17 murders and 52 rapes reported this year in the neighborhood, compared with 24 murder and 72 rapes reported by the same date in 2020.
The most common incidents reported over the week-long period was grand larceny with 21 reports of the crime.
On Dec. 19, the 67th Precinct tweeted a photo of a firearm a public safety team removed from the streets in East Flatbush.
On Dec. 26 the 70th Precinct tweeted a photo of a man who is wanted for forcibly touching a woman at East 21 St. and Beverley Rd. Officers are calling on the public for help identifying the man.
Across the borough, there have been 586 incidents reported between Dec. 20 to Dec. 26, according to NYPD’s CompStat. There were two murders reported in across Brooklyn and four rapes, 76 robberies and 112 felony assaults.
In the headlines:
A pair of NYPD housing cops sidelined for not taking action when a gunman opened fire inside a Brooklyn apartment were a foot from the door when two loud shots rang out, body camera footage obtained by the Daily News Thursday shows. Officers Waqar Zafar and Sergio Garcia-Castillo were inside the Bushwick Houses in East Williamsburg about 9 p.m. Sunday responding to a call for help, but failed to investigate. The officers were stripped of their guns and shields on Tuesday for failing to properly investigate and take police action at the scene of a shooting, sources said.
Landlords Alexander Horn and Sam Kooris have agreed to pay the City $214,000 in a Housing Court settlement that will see them address violations and allegations of tenant harassment in six of their Brooklyn buildings and one in Queens. The two landlords have been accused of more than 500 violations across the seven buildings and have been issued 18 stop work orders from the Department of Buildings.
Detectives are looking for the perpetrator who pulled the trigger on a Brooklyn man executed in front of the apartment building where he lived on Monday afternoon. Police said Ricardo Moore, 55, was fatally shot near his home on Hegeman Avenue between Herzl and Amboy Streets in Brownsville at about 3:48 p.m. on Dec. 27.
A New Jersey man faces murder charges for the shocking killing of a young deli worker in Brooklyn earlier this month that has devastated the victim’s family, cops said Tuesday. Ricardo Senatus, 28, is accused of shooting Fadhl Moosa, 20, in the head during a robbery Dec. 14, as the young man worked behind the counter of the Flatbush Deli Corp. “The mother is still grieving, still sad, that’s her oldest son,” a female relative of Moosa said at his East Flatbush home.