A man who said he was robbed at gunpoint at his Brooklyn home helped police catch up with one of the suspects who stole his car, crashed it at a nearby intersection and then took a cab to try to get away.
The 22-year-old robbery victim called 911 Friday afternoon to report that two gunmen took his money and car keys and fled in his red Nissan Maxima, according to the NYPD. He provided police the license number of his car and officers responding to the report saw the vehicle speeding away, but lost sight of it. A second team of officers spotted the car overturned at the intersection of Linden Boulevard and Hinsdale Street.
Firefighters at the scene told the officers that one person in the car had run off and hopped a fence, while the other flagged down a livery cab.
Police found the cab and arrested the 21-year-old Mathew Moses, of Brooklyn, on robbery, grand larceny and other charges, the NYPD said
Officers were unable to locate the second suspect, but found a .38 caliber handgun he apparently tossed while fleeing, investigators said. A silver automatic handgun was found in the overturned vehicle, police said.