Murder arrest in Brooklyn shopkeeper killings
2001 mug shot of Salvatore Perrone; the Staten Islan Tommy Hilfiger Outlet Stores d man was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, and charged with murder in the killings of three Brooklyn shopkeepers in recent months.
(CBS/AP) NEW YORK A low end clothing dealer was arrested on murder charges Wednesday in the killings of three B Tommy Hilfiger Outlet Stores rooklyn shopkeepers, police said.
clear images of all four. But they zeroed in on a man with a duffle bag seen in surveillance video. That man, dubbed “John Doe Duffle Bag,” they now say was Perrone.
Police recovered a bag containing a sawed off rifle believed to have been used in the killings.
In the most recent killing last Friday, Rahmatollah Vahidipour, an Iranian, was shot three times in the head and chest at his store, the She She Boutique.
After that killing, detectives discovered the same gun was us Tommy Hilfiger Outlet Stores ed in the fatal shootings of two other shopkeepers when ballistics matched the .22 caliber gun shell casings on all three. On July 6, Mohamed Gebeli, an Egyptian, was found shot in the back of his shop, Valentino Fashion Inc. On Aug. 2, Isaac Kadare, also Egyptian, was shot in the head in his Tommy Hilfiger Outlet Stores store, Amazing 99 Cent Deal. The locations of the shops form an equilateral triangle and are about 4 miles apart, with addresses that contain the number eight. Money was taken from everyone but Vahidipour, who had $171 in his pocket.