102nd Precinct Police Officer Pablo DeJesus was honored with the Cop of the Month award at the community council meeting last week for capturing an alleged robber who the NYPD said had a long criminal record and was on parole for past burglaries.
According to Capt. Martin Briffa, executive officer of the precinct, DeJesus was on routine patrol on Wednesday, Mar. 28 at 4 p.m. when he observed two individuals fighting in the street near Jamaica Avenue and 91st Street in Woodhaven.
Briffa said the fight turned out to be a robbery in progress.
The captain said that DeJesus recognized one of the individuals as a person whom he had previously arrested.
After a brief chase, DeJesus apprehended the robbery suspect, Briffa said.
Briffa said the individual had numerous arrests in the last eight years for robbery, assaults, burglary, drugs and weapons possession. “It gives me great honor to thank him for his great work,” Briffa said.