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Police Beat: Weekly blotter for December 1-9

62nd Precinct

Between Tuesday, December 3 and Tuesday, December 10, the 62nd Precinct received reports of one robbery, two felony assaults, three burglaries, 13 grand larcenies and one auto theft. The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend.

FOYER FUMBLE

On Thursday, December 5 at 6:40 p.m. a 28-year-old Hispanic White male was walking through the front door of his apartment near 63rd Street and New Utrecht Avenue when three unknown male perps in their 20s approached him and yelled, “Give me your money” in Spanish.

When the victim refused, the perps displayed a knife and began to punch the victim, causing physical injury. The suspects made off with the victim’s keys and $100 from his pockets, shoving him into the foyer of the building before they fled on foot northbound on 14th Avenue.

WRONG NUMBER

On Wednesday, December 4 at 12:13 p.m., a Middle Eastern male living near 16th Avenue and 65th Street received a phone-call from an unknown perp stating, “If you do not send me money for what you owe to the IRS, you will be arrested.” The call came in from a listed number.

The victim then purchased four Money Pak cards totaling $1,986 and provided the card number to the unknown perp who removed the funds.

EZ BREAK IN

On Thursday, December 5 just past midnight, a 51-year-old Asian female came back to her car near 16th Avenue and Cropsey Avenue to find an unknown perp had broken into the car, breaking the front driver and passenger windows. The victim found the suspect had stolen her wallet, credit card, debit card and driver’s license.

Records show the suspect used the credit card to pay for an EZ Pass at an unknown location.

HANDSY HUBBY

On Friday, December 6, a 47-year-old Hispanic White female left her apartment near 17th Avenue and 71st Street at approximately 8:30 a.m. and went to Staten Island with her mother. Upon her return at approximately 3:30 p.m., she found her apartment in complete disarray with both clothing and electronic items missing.

The victim suspects her 50-year-old husband because his hat and scarf were left behind on her bed and he had not been living at the apartment for several weeks.

 

PSA 1

GUN FIGHT

On December 5  at approximately 5:30 p.m., plainclothes officers from Police Service Area 1 (PSA 1), were inside of 458 Columbia Street investigating information they received about a 25-year-old male armed with a gun.

While inside the lobby of the building, within the Red Hook Houses, officers observed the suspect coming out of the stairwell and exiting the location. Both followed and identified themselves to the suspect in front of 472 Columbia Street after observing him adjust his waistband area.

As the officers attempted to stop the suspect, he began to resist and reached into his waistband, pulling out a gun and discharged one round, which did not strike anyone. The officers were able to subdue the suspect without further incident. The suspect’s .22 caliber Arminius revolver was recovered at the scene.

 

70th Precinct

SHOT IN THE BACK

On Friday, December 6th at almost 1 a.m., police responded to a 911 call of a person shot in front of 531 East 26th Street.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 26-year-old male, unconscious and unresponsive, with a gunshot wound to his back. EMS responded to the location and transported the victim to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced DOA. There are no arrest(s) at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

 

79th Precinct

SECRET SHOOTER

On Monday, December 2,  just past 6 a.m., police responded to a 911 call of a person shot in front of 85 Tompkins Avenue. Upon arrival, officers observed a 33-year-old male unconscious and unresponsive, with two gunshot wounds to his legs and torso.

EMS also responded to the location and removed the victim to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced DOA. There are no arrest(s) at this time. The investigation is ongoing.

 

84th Precinct

SUBWAY SHOWDOWN

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance with the whereabouts and identities of individuals wanted in connection to an assault in the transit system within the confines of the 84th Precinct.

On Friday, November 1, at approximately 2:30 a.m., a 23-year-old white female and a 19-year-old white female were assaulted by a group of 20 individuals, while at the DeKalb Avenue subway station platform. The suspects all fled, wearing Halloween costumes, to unknown parts of the station.

The victims received bruises and contusions about the face and head as a result of the assault.

 

83rd Precinct

A surveillance photo of one of two suspects wanted in connection with a burglary in Bushwick. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

BREAK-IN BANDITS

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance identifying an individual wanted for burglary in the confines of the 83rd Precinct.

On Sunday, December 1 at approximately 5:40 p.m., three males attempted to break into an apartment located at 24 Lawton Street. One of the suspects attempted to force his way into the apartment using pliers on the front door, while the other two acted as look-outs.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

 

61st Precinct

A surveillance photo of the suspect anted for the November 29 burglary in Sheepshead Bay. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

ROOFTOP ROBBER

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted in connection with an attempted burglary within the confines of the 61 Precinct.

On November 29 at approximately 10 p.m., the suspect gained entry into the rear storage area of the Holon Middle East Grocery store, located at 529 Kings Highway, by cutting off security bars off of the roofs skylight. Once inside, the suspect was unable to gain entry into the store due to an additional security gate and fled the location without any property.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto Crime Stoppers’ website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting their tips to CRIMES (274637), then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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