Two arrested in violent robberies in Brooklyn

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Police released this sketch earlier this week of one of the suspects sought in the violent robbery spree in Brooklyn. (Credit: DCPI)

Police have arrested two men in connection with a string of violent robberies that took place on a single morning earlier this month.

Abdul Kareem Moazb, 20, and Kareem Ahmed, 17, assaulted and robbed at least eight people in Borough Park, Bensonhurst and Sunset Park on Oct. 5, police said.

In each of the incidents, the suspects struck the victims with a blunt object and punched and kicked them before removing their property, police said.

The violent spree began at about 2 a.m. in the vicinity of 59th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway when they attacked a 24-year-old man for his wallet, iPhone and $100 in cash.

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They robbed at least seven other victims during the next several hours, getting away with cash, Beats by Dre headphones, iPhones, a 2-way radio and other items, police said. Three of the victims had to be taken to Lutheran Hospital for treatment.

Moazb and Ahmed were apprehended in a 2013 Nissan Altima which was stolen on Oct. 14, according authorities.

Both men were slapped with a slew of charges, including grand larceny, robbery and unauthorized use of a vehicle. Moazb was additionally charged with violating a traffic control device.


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