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Feds arrest three Brooklyn Crips for home invasion after showing off stolen jeans on Facebook

May 21, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Feds arrest three Brooklyn Crips for home invasion after showing off stolen jeans on Facebook

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Crippin’ with hot pants

Three members of the Crips gang have been charged with a violent home invasion robbery in Brooklyn after the trio decided to show-off the stolen chic Balmain jeans on Facebook.

According to The New York Daily News, the robbery crew allegedly targeted the apartment of a victim who ran an illegal operation that involved the purchase of high-end clothing with stolen credit cards and then advertised the pricey jeans on Facebook.

In Brooklyn Federal Court, the defense lawyer for Tyshawn Rivera, one of the alleged gang members accused in the case, was clearly unfamiliar with the evidence when she had argued the jeans could have been from anywhere.

However, Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret Gandy countered that the stolen attire are high-end, highly recognizable jeans with each pair costing between $1,500-$2,000, not purchased at a TJ Maxx or Macy’s and are usually donned by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Kate Moss, and Heidi Klum.

Because the FBI seized the suspects’ clothes, Rivera had to appear in court wearing a prison jumpsuit.

Feds say Rivera and at least four of his fellow armed gang members stormed an apartment with nine people, including five toddlers, in the Cypress Hills Houses of Brooklyn on May 14th.

Rivera, along with Quentin Williams and Derrick Reed, immediately posted photos after the armed invasion on Facebook modeling the Balmain jeans and gold sneakers with wings.

Additionally, authorities have also charged the trio with stealing $15,000 in cash, $10,000 in U.S. Postal money orders, and jewelry.

Although a fourth reputed member of the robbery crew, Markel Washington, was smart enough to stay off Facebook – he was still arrested.

In a last desperate bid to get bail for Rivera, defense lawyer Donna Newman sputtered: “My client may well have purchased the jeans and may have receipts for them,” The News reported.

If convicted, each of the suspects faces more than ten years in prison.

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