A suspected serial killer is being sought in New York after killing three Brooklyn shopkeepers with business addresses that share the number “8,” law enforcement source told The Post.
The suspect used the same .22-caliber gun and targeted the victims as they were closing for the night in each of the shootings, including Friday’s murder of a boutique owner in the borough’s Flatbush section, sources said. All three stores had the number 8 in their addresses — a link cops are now investigating.
“We’re definitely looking into the number-8 angle,” a law-enforcement source told the newspaper. “But we’re not any closer to solving the case because of it.”
Here is another piece that mentions numerology:
The shooting is similar to two other murders of Brooklyn store owners that occurred over the summer.
In both of those incidents, authorities say there is a possible link to numerology and an obsession with the numbers 1, 7 and 8.
Here are the addresses:
834 Flatbush Avenue
7718 Fifth Avenue
1877 86th Street
Our tipster writes: Unless the police are withholding critical information, suggesting an “8″ in the address as the motive for killing strangers might be a bit of a stretch and more of a coincidence than a motive.
Are the police jumping the gun in looking for a motive and making a connection to a serial killer?
This is actually an update to the story we covered back in August.
Tip: Brewhogg (Scott)