A Richmond Hill man was beaten to death, and two men are now under arrest accused of his murder — which allegedly began as a fight over lost car keys.
On July 9 at 4:34 a.m., police were called to 76th Street and Atlantic Avenue in City Line. They found Nazmul Islam, 55, unconscious and unresponsive on the sidewalk. He was pronounced dead at the scene, though police said there were no apparent signs of trauma to the body.
Police later arrested Carlos Genno, 20, of Ozone Park and Nestor Rodriguez, 22, of Woodhaven. They were to be arraigned on murder and robbery charges.
According to police sources, the three were at a nightclub on Atlantic Avenue called Flirt when Islam allegedly accused Genno and Rodriguez of stealing his car keys. The argument spilled out onto the street, where the two suspects allegedly beat Islam unconscious and robbed him.
Residents living nearby have repeatedly complained about incidents at nightclubs in that area and police have stepped up their patrols there in the last year in response to several robberies and fights.