When police in New York arrested Salvatore Perrone earlier this month on charges of shooting three Brooklyn shopkeepers to death, the focus was on the grisly murders of the merchants as they worked in their clothing stores.
attention has turned to the police and, in particular, its initial sketch of the
likely suspect. The image shows the suspect as a young African American man wearing
Perrone, a white, 64-year-old garment salesman with thinning hair,
could not look more different. Authorities previously offered rewards of more
than $20,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction.
All three victims were of Middle Eastern descent with stores within a 5-mile
radius of each other. Two were killed in the summer, while the last incident
occurred this month when 78-year-old Rahmatollah Vahidipour was killed in
Brooklyn's Flatbush neighbourhood.