Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Central Park: Brooklyn Man Arrested For Lying About Robbery


By Geoffey Croft

Police arrested a Brooklyn man after he led about being robbed in Central Park early Tuesday morning.

Mohammed Shaukat, 22, of East 10th Street in Brooklyn told police he was robbed at gunpoint by two black men while he walked inside the park at 12:40amHe claimed they took $33,000 in camera equipment from him. 

Police checked video at park exists and found no one fleeing the park with the alleged stolen equipment.

When pressed by investigators, Shaukat caved and admitted he made up the story - there was no robbery.

He was arrested and charged with filling a false police report.

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