Friday, October 19, 2012

Arrest made in connection with burglary at Tompkins Square Bagels

Yesterday we reported that a man had robbed Tompkins Square Bagels on Avenue A. Owner Christopher Pugliese shared details with us here. Pugliese just passed along word that the NYPD made an arrest:

The police spotted him on First Avenue and 14th Street. They recognized him from the pictures and arrested him. Some officers stopped by the shop and let me know. They were pretty happy — I think they were looking for this guy for a long time.

Pugliese said earlier that the NYPD believed the same man had allegedly been responsible for a string of robberies in the neighborhood.


Shawn Chittle said...

Guy robs stores for months, no arrest. Walks around free.

Guy robs Tompkins Square Bagels on block (owned by Gravesend Brooklyn native Chris P.) and gets arrested next day by NYPD.

Coincidence? Not. :-)

BagelGuy said...

Ha ! Considering the part of Brooklyn I grew up in, if you'd have told me that one day I'd be completely surrounded by cops and detectives and they'd all be smiling and happy with me I'd have probably said you were nuts. Happy to help though.

Shawn Chittle said...


"What would Rocco do?"

Pinch said...

To reiterate my comment on yesterday’s post regarding this story: "Ahhh, the smarts of some criminals. Smile for the camera. See ya soon."

Anonymous said...

I hope this will inspire Gruppo to close their basement hatch! Ugh so annoying

Marty Wombacher said...

Glad they caught the guy, he fucked with the wrong business!