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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Crown Heights - NYPD Arrest 'Shabbos Burglar'

Shabbos might soon be able to return to being a real day of rest in Crown Heights.

A man has been arrested in connection with 7 burglaries that took place over the past few months in the neighborhood on Shabbos, the latest just this Friday night.

The last was at a home on Union Street, between Kingston and Brooklyn Avenues, where electronics and silverware were stolen while the Jewish family slept upstairs.

The name of the suspect arrested is Rudolph Boseman, a 55-year-old black male, who police say is tied to the pattern of home burglaries on the day when Jewish residents are usually fast asleep after prayers and a joyous meal.

Mr. Boseman is a career criminal, in and out of prison, he did a 13 year stretch a few years back, police said.

The NYPD explained that they are able to charge him in one of the burglaries because security video footage identified him and a stolen cell phone in his possession was traced to that robbery.

"We are still actively investigating the case to work on charging him in the rest of the robberies, we believe he is the perpetrator," an officer said.

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