Two Brooklyn women were arrested after they knocked on the door of an apartment in Flatbush and held its tenants at gunpoint, demanding they move out or be killed.
The women have been identified as 30-year-old Precious Parker and 23-year-old Sabrina James.
The incident occurred on Thursday at 9:30 p.m. on Ocean Avenue.
Police have said that as Parker and James held the three tenants—a 34-year-old man, a 37-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman—at gunpoint, they also stole $800, an iPhone and personal information from the tenants.
According to a night porter, who refused to give his name, the terrified residents left soon thereafter.
“They just left,” he said. “They said somebody wants to kill them.”
A law enforcement source said that Parker and James then squatted in the apartment.
One of the women reportedly said that she didn’t like “that white people were moving into the area,” prompting the law enforcement source to note that the tenants may have been targeted because of their race.
Parker and James were arrested on Saturday in the apartment.
Police said that they have been charged with robbery and unlawful imprisonment. According to a law enforcement source, officers recovered a handgun.