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Safety Advisory: Isham Park Robberies
This morning two people were robbed as they walked through Isham Park on their way to work. Last Monday morning, a similar incident occurred. The 34th Precinct’s Commanding Officer, Deputy Inspector Andrew Capul has increased patrols in the area and asked that you please post and forward the attached safety advisory. In addition, the Parks Department will activate the Isham Park camera and post signs.
Deputy Chief of Staff
Assemblymember Adriano Espaillat
210 Sherman Avenue
New York, NY 10034
34TH PRECINCT SAFETY ADVISORY
Due to recent robbery incidents in the area, the following SAFETY TIPS are provided to reduce the possibility of becoming victimized.
Several incidents have occurred in Isham Park on the pathways leading down to Broadway between the hours of 6am-7am. Perpetrators are 2 Male Hispanics 18-22 years of age, who were sitting on the railings of the paths. As the victim walked past the perpetrators, the perpetrators grabbed the victims from behind knocking them to the ground and removing the victim’s property. Residents are reminded to use caution while using the paths. If suspicious persons are seen, please call 911.
1) Always BE AWARE of your surroundings especially in places you are most comfortable.
2) Be aware of who is behind you at all times. Trust your instincts. If someone makes you feel uncomfortable, go to a safe location.
3) Be on guard if you are approached by a stranger for any reason.
4) Avoid walking alone late at night. Walk in well-lit and well-populated streets.
5) If you are a victim of a crime, call 911. Try to remember as much detail such as any weapons involved, gender, ethnicity, height, weight, and direction of travel, etc.
6) Report suspicious activity or suspicious persons to the Police.
7) Reduce or eliminate opportunities that may make you a target. Prepare your daily schedule with safety in mind.
8 ) For more information on crime prevention programs, please contact the 34th Precinct Crime Prevention Officer at (212) 927-9301.
34th Precinct ● 4295 Broadway ● New York, NY ● 10033 ● 212-927-9711