Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Inbox: Armed Robbery at 187 Maspeth Avenue
Filed under: 11211, Criminal Activity, East Williamsburg, East Williamsburg Brooklyn
This comes from the 94th Precinct via anonymous tipster:
On Thursday, June 28, 2012, at approximately 6:00 p.m., two unknown male/black perpetrators shot a male worker while robbing a scrap metal business of an undetermined amount of money. The business is located at 187 Maspeth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. The male victim was shot once in the left upper arm and once in his right upper leg. The victim was removed to the hospital and is expected to recover from his injuries. An investigation is ongoing.
If you should have any questions regarding the above notification please contact P.O. Adamo or P.O. Truglio (94th Precinct Community Affairs) at (718) 383-5298.
First off, I am relieved the victim of this robbery is going to make a full recovery. Nonetheless, this incident highlights a practice espoused by a number of scrap metal establishments hereabouts: paying for scrap with cash (as opposed to issuing checks). Not only does the latter discourage the theft and reselling of stolen access covers (by virtue of the funds being traceable), but it would probably discourage robberies as well. No large amounts of cash on hand = no incentive to rob. This is something well worth considering.