Stuy Town man robbed by guests

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Stuyvesant Town (photo by Sabina Mollot)

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

A 24-year-old Stuyvesant Town resident was robbed in his building by a group of seven people he had invited back to his apartment last Saturday at 4:20 a.m.

Police said that the victim met the men in a bar where he had been drinking earlier that night and he invited them back to his apartment in Stuy Town at East 20th and Avenue C. He told police that when he got into the elevator, the men started pulling up their hoods and covering their faces. When they got out of the elevator, they reportedly attacked the victim, forcing him to the ground and removing his wallet before fleeing the building. The victim reported the incident at 4:55 a.m. and no arrests were made at the time of the crime. Deputy Inspector Brendan Timoney said at the 13th precinct community council’s meeting this past Tuesday that police were still looking for the suspects.

Police would not release the exact building where the robbery occurred to protect the victim.

Management did not return a request for comment on the incident by Town & Village’s press time.

Timoney said previously that locally thefts in homes were also up as a result of people inviting dates over, only to wake up and realize they’d been stolen from.

UPDATE: StuyTown Property Services responded to the incident on Thursday.

“StuyTown Property Services is aware of the incident and is assisting the NYPD with their investigation,” community affairs manager Marynia Kruk said.


4 thoughts on “Stuy Town man robbed by guests

  1. Ughhh… This is similar to that woman who invited two guys back to her apartment late night a few months back. I have no idea what the mindset is of people that do this. Sure, alcohol/drugs were involved in the two cases, but there are plenty of people that enjoy drinking and don’t feel the need to invite total strangers back to their place when they are by themselves. What good can really come of that? Not only are they putting themselves at risk, but they are also putting their neighbors at risk, as these people now have access to buildings and people that they wouldn’t have access to otherwise.

    As critical as I can be of management and PS, this does not fall on them. There is no realistic way that they can do something about everyone coming home after a night of partying that may have questionable guests with them. Although I never want to see someone go through something like this, the poor decisions that this person made are what led to the eventual outcome, which could have been much much worse.

    • On many college campuses “guests” are not allowed in after a certain hour. Perhaps management should pony up some funds to get Resident Advisors or RA’s as we called them back in my college days to keep their student population in check!

      • Although I tried to avoid going that route with my thinking, that is exactly what I was thinking! He was 24 though, so he most likely wasn’t an undergrad.

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