Atlanta Family Robbed At NYC Hotel

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  1. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    Atlanta Family Robbed At NYC Hotel; Fugitive Arrested

    POSTED: 6:05 am EDT August 2, 2007
    UPDATED: 6:14 am EDT August 2, 2007


    BOSTON -- A man who New York City police suspect of robbing tourists at Manhattan hotels -- including an eight-year-old girl and her parents from Atlanta -- faces arraignement today in Boston.

    State Police Trooper Eric Benson says 22-year-old Ermal Qoshja was arrested yesterday on a fugitive warrant.

    New York police say Qoshja robbed the Atlanta family on April 13. He allegedly entered a hotel elevator with them and rode to the 40th floor, where he drew a pistol and forced his way into the family's room. The robber handcuffed the parents and bound the daughter with duct tape before stealing cash, an emerald ring, two laptop computers and other items.

    Police say the robber also took ATM cards and forced the parents to reveal their personal identification numbers so he could withdraw $700 from bank accounts.

    The daughter freed herself from the duct tape after 30 minutes and alerted security officers at the hotel, which is located in the heart of the city's financial district.
     
  2. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    mayor Boomberg is doing a great job.....
     

  3. blind_shake

    blind_shake Active Member

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    Sad part of the whole story is the ATL Dad is probably a GFL holder and had to leave his gun in the safe at home.. safe and sound...yup... safe and sound. :?
     
  4. Tinkerhell

    Tinkerhell Active Member

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    They didn't lie to the guy? I guess he threatened to come back if they gave him the wrong #? :?
     
  5. viper32cm

    viper32cm New Member

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    I thought criminal couldn't get guns in NYC what with all the laws and such.

    Oh right, it's our fault, you know the iron pipeline :roll:
     
  6. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    Didn't the criminal know that NYC hotels are off limits per GFL restrictions?
     
  7. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    Don't you mean that criminally carrying a firearm in NYC is 3.5 years minimum in jail?
     
  8. wsweeks2

    wsweeks2 New Member

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    I just figured that NYC hotels are off limits for GFL holders just like everywhere else.

    :wink:
     
  9. budder

    budder Moderator Staff Member

    Pshaw! There's no off-limits places in GA! It's in the South!
     
  10. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    :-$