- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Two Brooklyn women have been arrested after they robbed and intimidated three tenants out of their apartment at gunpoint, then squatted in the usurped home, because they were reportedly fed up with white people moving to the area.

Precious Parker, 30, and Sabrina James, 23, knocked on the door of an apartment building in Flatbush at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday and held two men and a woman at gunpoint demanding they move out or be killed, police said, the New York Daily News reported.

The women then stole $800, an iPhone and personal information from the tenants and squatted in the apartment for two nights, a law enforcement source told the Daily News.

The police source added the tenants may have been targeted because of their race, as one of the suspects told police she didn’t like “that white people were moving into the area.”

Both women were arrested Saturday in the apartment and charged with robbery, burglary, unlawful imprisonment, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.

“There was a dispute over who was supposed to be renting that apartment,” Ms. Parker’s defense attorney Danielle Korotzer said at the Brooklyn criminal court arraignment on Monday, the New York Post reported.

“My client did not believe the complainants should be in the apartment,” she said.

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