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Bricks fly through Middle Village homes

Rocks smash through the windows of several residences; launcher suspected

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Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:48 am, Thu May 9, 2013.

Kay Ragab of Middle Village woke up at 3 a.m. on April 21 to the sound of a large object hitting her dining room wall.

When she came downstairs, she saw a brick the size of a fist on the floor.

“It made a dent in my wall about 4-feet up,” said Ragab, who lives on 70th Street. “But the window is on the other side of the house.”

The window the brick went through is more than 15 feet away from the wall it struck.

“It had to go through my living room and through my whole dining room to get to this wall,” she said. “Someone used some kind of rocket launcher or something more.”

Around the same time, two other houses also had bricks sent through their windows.

Charles Troche, who lives across the street from Ragab, also had his window smashed into but wasn’t quick to jump to conclusions.

“I just assume it was kids or something,” he said. “I don’t want to say it was a launcher because I don’t really know that it was.”

Troche filed a report with the 104th Precinct.

“These days, you can’t be too careful,” Ragab said. “If I had been sitting at my table at the time, I would be dead. Who knows if these people are planning to do worse.”

Ragab said the police wouldn’t take her suspicians of a launching device into consideration.

“They wouldn’t listen to me,” she said. “No person could throw with the amount of force it would take to do that, and not even Mickey Mantle.”

The precinct was unavailable for comment.

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