Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg and the borough’s Small Business Alliance have announced a five-step plan to combat a wave of retail theft that has surged in some of the city’s premier shopping districts.
D.A. Bragg, Manhattan Small Business Alliance Announce Comprehensive Plan to Help Tackle Rise in Retail Theft
“We cannot accept a system where individuals who shoplift again and again cycle in and out of jail, just to shoplift again. Our society can’t function that way – it doesn’t help our shop owners, and it doesn’t help those individuals," said D.A. Bragg.
“Hannah and Beverly have spent decades listening to and elevating the voices of survivors,” said District Attorney Bragg. “Their experience as respected policy experts and service providers will greatly enhance our trauma-informed, survivor-centered practice.”
A Manhattan grand jury indicted a Brooklyn man on murder and weapon charges in connection with the random fatal shooting of a fellow subway rider.
“Daniel Enriquez’s vibrant life was brutally cut short in a flash of violence that shocked our city,” said District Attorney Bragg. “My heart goes out to Mr. Enriquez’s loved ones as they continue to mourn the death of a cherished son, brother, partner, and so much more. I want to assure them – and all New Yorkers – that we will stop at nothing to ensure accountability for this terrible crime, and to make sure our subways are safe for all."
A Northport man was sentenced to prison Tuesday for using a 91-year-old man’s real estate properties to bilk him out of $8.5 million and take "advantage of an elderly victim in order to line his own pockets,” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said.