Eric Adams, Brooklyn’s borough President, has offered a reward of $1,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of the perpetrators of a mid-day Brooklyn home invasion that led to the death of a 91-year-old man.
“This is a time for mournful prayer, and a time for purposeful action, I am personally putting up $1,000 for any information that leads to the arrest and indictment of these violent felons.” Eric Adams said in a statement.
Waldiman Thompson and his wife, Ethlin, were tied up Wednesday, October 11th around 3:15 p.m. inside their brownstone on Decatur St. near Marcus Garvey Blvd. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, according to NYPD. The thieves tied her husband up by his arms and legs and bound her by the legs, before rummaging through the home.
Ethlin Thompson, 100, freed herself and after the assailants left, and called 911. Cops found her husband tied up and unconscious. They attempted to perform CPR on him before an ambulance transported him to Interfaith Medical Center, where he died at 4:20 p.m., police said.
There have been no arrests. Adams also asked the community to help the family pay for Waldiman’s funeral.