Although the new Barclays Center was officially unveiled today, it’s the season of the vic again in Brooklyn. While people familiar with the 1980’s may remember a seedier time when someone getting their chain snatched was a daily routine, in 2012 the crime is experiencing a renaissance. DNA Info reports that neighborhoods in BK are experiencing a rise in people getting got for their jewels.
While the iPhone remains Brooklyn’s most sought after snatch, thugs in Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights have been targeting older men for their gold, officials in the 71st and 81st precincts say.
“The price of gold is off the scale, so we’re seeing this late 70s, early 80s chain snatching phenomenon,” Lt. Steve Weiss of the 71st Precinct told a community council meeting Thursday. “When I started 14 years ago and someone got their chain snatched, we’d look at each other like, ‘what is this, the 80s?'”
According the the report, unless you are about that life you should be tucking your chain in if you frequent train stations in the aforementioned hoods. The thieves are getting so brazen that back in July while in Bed-Stuy, a three-year-old got his $400 chained swiped from his neck.
Talks about taking the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Gimme The Loot” (“I wouldn’t give f-ck if you’re pregnant/Give me the baby rings and a #1 MOM pendant.”) too far.
Rappers with no real clout sporting those shiny, iced out chains out in these streets; let this serve as your warning.
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