Career criminal busted for breaking into 7 livery cabs: cops


A profession criminal with 70 prior busts was nabbed once more over the weekend for allegedly breaking into seven livery cabs throughout an early-morning spree in Brooklyn, in line with cops and police sources. 

Cops put the brakes on Robert Williams, 62 — whose prolonged rap sheet contains many different arrests for livery cab break-ins — round 10:40 a.m. Sunday after somebody allegedly caught him on digicam exiting a Toyota livery cab in East New York, in line with authorities and the sources. 

Williams allegedly eliminated the quarter glass from the vehicles to achieve entry, cops mentioned.

Robert Williams.
Robert Williams was charged with 4 counts of criminal mischief, one rely of criminal possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, false personation, and fourth-degree grand larceny.

“With 70 priors, a 62 y/o thief was arrested AGAIN yesterday when he was caught breaking into & stealing from 7 more livery cabs — victimizing more hardworking NYers,” Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said in a Monday tweet. “Great job by @NYPD75Pct cops for the speedy work & thank you to the NYer who saw something & said something!”

Williams was busted at Glenmore Avenue and Elderts Lane and charged with 4 counts of criminal mischief, one rely of criminal possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and false personation for giving a faux title to cops, police mentioned. 

Another cost was later added for fourth-degree grand larceny after cops decided {that a} pockets holding bank cards was stolen from one of many autos, police mentioned. 

Broken into cab.
Robert Williams allegedly eliminated the quarter glass window from the vehicles to achieve entry.

He was awaiting arraignment Monday afternoon.

The prolific pilferer, whose rap sheet dates again to the Nineteen Nineties, has three open instances in Brooklyn Criminal Court — one from Jan. 31 and two from 2020 on Nov. 22 and Feb. 27, in line with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office. 

All three incidents concerned thefts from autos — with money and diverse playing cards stolen, in line with the criminal complaints. Two of the incidents concerned smashed home windows, the complaints mentioned. In the February case, an iPad was additionally swiped, courtroom paperwork confirmed.

Cab window.
Robert Williams has three open courtroom instances for incidents involving thefts from autos.
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It was unclear whether or not the autos concerned in these instances have been additionally livery cabs. 

Williams had twice been on parole for livery cab-related larceny — with each instances involving criminal mischief and auto stripping, in line with police sources. 

He was additionally hit with a felony cost in Queens in January for allegedly breaking into one other hack’s trip on twenty first Avenue and twenty first Drive, the sources mentioned.