WANTED: Grand Larceny (Brooklyn)

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an individual depicted in the attached photo wanted for questioning in connection to a grand larceny which occurred within the confines of the 81st Precinct. Details are as follows:

 It was reported to police that on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at approximately 1:30 p.m. at 829 Gates Avenue, a 40-year-old male victim was attempting to purchase a store front of 820 Franklin Avenue from an individual who was pretending to be the owner and operator of the location.  The victim paid $45,000 for the property.

 Individual is identified as :

  • 41-year-old Jamal Gantt.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 All calls are strictly confidential.