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During a briefing at the 104th Precinct, Capt. Christopher Manson, left, seen speaking at last week’s Juniper Park Civic Association meeting with two other officers, announced the capture of an alleged mass robber targeting Ridgewood over the last two weeks.
A mass robber terrorizing Ridgewood over the last few weeks is finally off the streets after being arrested in Brooklyn last Wednesday, according to 104th Precinct Capt. Christopher Manson.
At a media briefing held at the precinct last week, Manson announced that he believes Bryant Aguilar, 21, of Menahan Street in Bushwick is the man behind the string of five knifepoint robberies within the 104th Precinct between Feb. 21 and Feb. 24.
The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying three men who have staged 10 early-morning robberies in laundries and chicken restaurants since Jan. 19.
Police said in all the incidents, one of the men brandishes a gun as all three, wearing masks and gloves, enter the business.
Deputy Inspector Michael Coyle, commanding officer of the NYPD’s 105th Precinct, told the public at Monday’s meeting of Community Board 13 that there are 77 numbered precincts in New York City.
“And this year, so far, the 105th is number one in crime reduction,” he said, rapping his knuckles on a wooden table top.
As if an attempted murder and a rash of burglars breaking into homes through fire escapes weren’t enough for Central Queens residents, a robber has begun targeting women walking around late at night.
According to police, three women have been robbed of their purses in Kew Gardens and Forest Hills over the last two weeks, with two of the victims being held up at knifepoint.
A Woodhaven supermarket was robbed last week in a brazen overnight heist and the suspect is accused of robbing six other stores around Queens.
According to NYPD sources, the suspect entered the Pioneer Supermarket at 90-01 Jamaica Ave. sometime around 11 p.m. last Thursday night. Around $1,000 in cash and approximately $600 worth of phone cards was stolen.
The 104th Precinct is urging residents to be on the lookout for two white or Hispanic men armed with kitchen knives responsible for a recent string of pedestrian robberies.
The seven crimes occurred between 3 p.m. and midnight, according to Det. Thomas Bell, with the first reported incident at 59-12 68 Ave. on Jan. 22.
The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in identifying three suspects in a trio of armed robberies that took place in a five-day period between Jan. 29 and Feb. 2.
The first took place at 5 p.m. on Jan. 29 at the Mejia Deli at 13-27 Farmers Blvd. in St. Albans. One man held the clerk at bay with a gun while the other two jumped behind the counter and took the clerk’s wallet as well as money from the register.
The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating the above suspect in a robbery that took place at 108-19 Guy R. Brewer Blvd. on Jan. 29.
Police said the suspect entered Mario’s 99¢ Store at about 5:35 a.m. He donned a ski mask, brandished a firearm and ordered the clerk to the floor before taking his wallet and some cash from the counter.
A former North Carolina resident is facing more than 25 years in prison following his conviction for a six-month robbery spree in 2010 that included the shooting of a cab driver and a restaurant employee.
Shawn Peace, 25, who also once lived on 118th Avenue in Jamaica, was convicted last Thursday of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon following a three-week trial.
Police are searching for these two people wanted for the robbery of a cab diver in South Ozone Park last week.
The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the two suspects wanted for a robbery in South Ozone Park earlier this month.
On Feb. 4, at 4:10 a.m., the victim, a 25-year-old man, picked up the suspects in his livery cab at the intersection of Marcus Garvey Boulevard and Fulton Street in Brooklyn. The suspects requested to go to 133rd Street and Linden Boulevard in South Ozone Park. When they reached the destination and the victim was making change for the suspects, the male suspect reached into the victim’s pocket, removed an undetermined amount of money and the two suspects fled the taxi.
One of the suspects shoves a gun in the guard’s face during the robbery on Saturday afternoon in Elmhurst.
The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating the above suspect in a robbery and shooting in Jamaica on Jan. 18.
Police said the shooting took place near 140-15 Rockaway Blvd. at about 8:40 a.m. when the man approached the victim and demanded money. The victim complied and was shot in the torso. He was treated at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and released.
The 106th Precinct community was hit by a rash of car thefts in January – 21 for the past 28 days compared to 12 reported for the same period last year, according to the Precinct’s commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff. He revealed the statistics in an emailed statement issued last Sunday. Most of the thefts have occurred in Ozone Park and South Ozone Park.
Schiff said that 20 of the car thefts have occurred north of the Belt Parkway and within a block or two of Cross Bay Boulevard, Liberty Avenue, Rockaway Boulevard, Lefferts Boulevard or North Conduit Avenue. One theft occurred one block south of South Conduit Avenue. He said the sites of the robberies suggest the thieves were scouting locations where fleeing the neighborhood would easy.
The three people wanted in connection with three robberies on the J train.
Vincent Asaro, 78, a reputed top member of the Bonanno organized crime family, was arrested by the FBI last Thursday in a pre-dawn raid at his Howard Beach home and charged with taking part in the 1978 heist of $6 million in cash and jewels at JFK Airport. He was also charged with murder for allegedly killing a man whom he believed to be an informant.
“[Asaro] devoted his adult life to the Bonanno crime family, with a criminal career that spanned decades,” said Loretta Lynch, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, in a statement. “Neither age nor time dimmed Asaro’s ruthless ways, as he continued to order violence to carry out mob business in recent months.”
The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating three suspects who are wanted for questioning about three robberies that occurred along the J line on Jamaica Avenue in Richmond Hill this month.
On Jan. 9 at 2:04 a.m., at the 102nd Street subway station, a 22-year old male was on the J train when he was punched in the face. The suspects went through his pockets but were unable to retrieve any property. The victim was not taken to the hospital as a result of the incident.
Five men, including one from Howard Beach, were arrested Thursday in an FBI raid on alleged members of the Bonanno organized crime family.
Maspeth resident Roy Renna has been a member of the Glendale Civilian Observation Patrol for only about a month, but he has already played a big role in helping police apprehend an alleged criminal.
Around 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 14, Staten Island resident Jimmie Knight allegedly robbed Chase Bank at 66-02 Grand Ave. in Maspeth after simulating a weapon in his coat pocket, according to police.
Newly inaugurated Borough President Melinda Katz came to the 112th Precinct in Forest Hills to present her vision for Queens and to hear residents’ concerns at the recent precinct community council meeting.
“As borough president of 4.2 million people, the most diverse borough on the planet, with 160 languages spoken in schools and folks coming from all over the world to educate their children here,” said Katz, pledging to grow education and tourism, create programs celebrating traditions and cultures, address traffic issues and be hands on with constituent concerns.
Less than 24 hours before he murdered NYPD Officer Russel Timoshenko in 2007, Dexter Bostic shot man on a Jamaica street corner and then robbed him of his car keys, jewelry and $1,800 in cash.
On Wednesday, Bostic, of Far Rockaway, was sentenced to 25 years to life for the street corner shooting.
A Staten Island man was arrested and charged in connection with a robbery at Chase Bank at 66-02 Grand Ave. in Maspeth on Tuesday.
Crime in the 104th Precinct may have dropped significantly in 2013, but the new year has already seen its fair share of activity.
At a press briefing conducted at the Ridgewood-based precinct, the commanding officer, Capt. Christopher Manson, highlighted the capture of five men suspected of committing multiple brazen burglaries within the confines of the 104th Precinct since September.