On Tuesday, July 14 at 11 p.m., police from the 49th Precinct’s anti-crime team stopped a home invasion, snared four would-be robbers and confiscated an AK-47 assault rifle.
The bust-up went down at a private house on Morgan Avenue, just south of the Gun Hill Road train station.
Police responded to a phone tip and officer Alisa Colon made the arrest. When Colon arrived, the crime was underway.
“It was a fantastic collar by the 49th Precinct anti-crime team,” 49th Precinct Captain John Greeley said.
“Another quick response, another gun off the street.”
Robberies were down 18 percent compared to 2008 for the 28-day period ending July 12.
There were 182 robberies in the 49th Precinct as of July 12 last year and only 129 this year, a 29 percent drop.
“We’re preventing robberies,” Greeley said. “We’re being aggressive, targeting certain areas in the precinct.”
The four arrested were Courtney Tulloch, 34, of Jamaica, Queens, Noel Williams, 24, of Baychester, Andre Dunn, 22, of Rosedale, Queens and Brian Brown, 21, of Baychester.
No additional weapons besides the AK-47 were recovered.