Williamsburg, NY – Chasidic Jew Shot Once During Robbery Attempt


    Williamsburg, NY – Hatzolah on the scene at 156 South 9th Street and Driggs Ave for a man shot in the stomach.

    The 25-year-old man was taken by Hatzolah paramedics to Bellvue Hospital in stable condition.

    Williamsburg Shomrim Patrol and NYPD of the 90th Pct. are looking for a white commercial van NY Plate EV9-6489. Level 1 mobilization has been requested, NYPD ESY and NYPD Aviation are all on the scene.

    The Orthodox Jew was shot during a robbery attempt, police sources said.

    Burech Halberstam, son of Rabbi Zalman Halberstam, is in stable condition at Bellevue Hospital after he was shot once in the stomach when he was approached by two men, believed to be either black or Hispanic.

    Police said one of them pulled out a gun and shot Halberstam once in the stomach.

    A witness followed the van, with the gunman on board, and at one point, one of them pulled out a gun and made treats, causing the man to back off the pursuit.

    The witness continued to follow from a distance and the perps jumped out of the van on Jefferson Avenue in Bed-Stuy, sources said.

    The van was later found by Williamsburg Shomrim Patrol on Jefferson Avenue, a vehicle cops said is a rental.

    No arrests have been made.White van fleeing the scene

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