Monday, January 12, 2009

Christmas Eve thieves hit Whitestone

Constantino Christo, 43, and Nicholas Papaleo, 33, both of Brooklyn, were arraigned on burglary charges Dec. 24 for allegedly dressing up like police officers and tying up a Whitestone couple earlier that day before fleeing the scene with more than $4,000 in cash, Christmas presents and jewelry, DA Richard Brown said.

The DA said following their arrest that Papaleo allegedly told police the duo’s original intent was to rob a drug dealer in the vicinity of the 169th Street home that they saw Robert Kapovic enter shortly before 10:20 p.m. Christmas Eve. Papaleo allegedly said Christo followed Kapovic into the home and they came out a short time later with Kapovic in handcuffs, the DA said.

Christmas thieves targeted dealer in Whitestone

They were finally caught after they stole the family's car and were tracked down by the OnStar system.


italian girl said...

My friend lives on this block and the consensus is that Kapovic probably knew these thugs.

Hey Crappy, you want to showcase some crap check out this guy's house: 20-30 169 St.

Anonymous said...

How nice of you to give someone's address away.

Anonymous said...

Why? This site gives out addresses of crap all the time.

Anonymous said...

watch out whitestone cause 2009 summer is coming and economy is getting worst. sadly cant say this neighborhood is as safe as it used to be. and iv been living here for 10 years now

Anonymous said...

Yeaaa ohhh sooo dangerous in Whitestone. There's a reason it has the name it has