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POLICE BLOTTER

Shooter sought

Cops are looking for the gunman who opened fire on another man near the corner of East 91st Street and Avenue J Monday.

Cops were dispatched to the corner at 7:30 p.m. on October 13 on a report of shots fired.

When they arrived at the scene, they found the victim, whose injuries were not considered life threatening.

The victim was rushed to an area hospital where he was listed in stable condition after treatment.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Low fat raid

Two gunmen robbed a neighborhood Subway restaurant during a daring evening heist last week.

Workers at the eatery, located at 1553 Ralph Avenue, told police that the two unidentified suspect, described as black male and a Hispanic male rushed them.

The thieves jumped the counter, pulled a gun and emptied the register of an undetermined amount of cash.

They then raced out of the eatery, leaving the victims unharmed.

Cops were looking for the thieves as this paper went to press.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is urged to contact the 69th Precinct at (718) 257-6211. All calls will be kept confidential.

Shot on Flatlands Ave.

A Canarsie resident was rushed to the hospital last week after he was shot near the corner of East 104th Street and Flatlands Avenue.

Cops were called to the corner at 6 p.m. on October 7 where they found the wounded victim.

The unnamed resident was taken to an area hospital where he was listed in stable condition after treatment.

The person who shot him was still at large as this paper went to press.

Bank heist

A picky note-passing bandit is being sought in connection with a Canarsie bank robbery.

Officials said that the unidentified thief entered the Capital One Bank, 1425 Rockaway Parkway, back on September 30 and reportedly slipped a teller a threatening note.

The note ordered the teller to hand over the money in specific denominations, officials said.

The teller handed an undetermined amount of money to the thief, who fled the bank without harming anyone.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this theft is urged to call the 69th Precinct detective squad at (718) 257-6215. All calls will be kept confidential.

Elevator evil-doers

Two gunmen are being sought for robbing a 41-year-old man at gunpoint on East 59th Street and Glenwood Road.

Police said that the thugs spotted the victim at a neighborhood store on October 6 and tracked him to his apartment building.

When the victim entered the elevator, the two followed, punched him in the face and pulled a gun, demanding his property.

The thieves exited on the next floor with their victim’s cash, credit cards and cell phone.

They were last seen running down Ralph Avenue.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 63rd Precinct at (718) 258-4411. All calls will be kept confidential.

Free-wheeling trouble

A motorcyclist who apparently talks with his hands found himself in the slammer this week after he struck a cop giving him a ticket.

Police said that the cop pulled the motorcyclist over on the Belt Parkway near the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Shore Parkway on October 7 for a traffic infraction.

After he received the ticket, the angered motorcyclist motioned with hands, struck the officer’s gun belt and sped off.

The officer gave chase, ultimately pulling the motorcyclist over a second time.

The motorcyclist motioned with his hands again, this time trying to punch the officer in the face, officials said.

He was ultimately charged with assault.

Death still a mystery

Police are still trying to find out who killed a 28-year-old man inside his Canarsie apartment last week.

Police said that the victim, identified as Barry Haynes, was found lying facedown in the living room of the East 93rd Street apartment near Avenue K when a gunshot wound to the head.

He died at the scene, officials said.

Sources said that Haynes was an unemployed construction worker who was living with his sister in the basement apartment. Their apartment was in a home owned by Haynes’ mother.

Cops had yet to release a motive.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Vicious discovery

Police are still looking for the thug who stabbed a woman to death inside her Flatlands apartment recently, officials said.

Police said that the grisly scene was discovered inside the Flatbush Avenue home near Avenue L just after 2:30 p.m. on September 21.

A 22-year-old woman, whom police identified as Andrea Francis, was reportedly found inside the bathtub with a deep stab wound to her neck. She died at the scene.

Police said that Francis lived at the apartment she was found in, but said little else about the investigation.

As this paper went to press, cops were pulling out all the stops to find her killer.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Robbery jump

Cops throughout Flatbush are trying to get a handle on a wayward jump in robberies.

According to recent CompStat numbers, robberies in the 67th Precinct in East Flatbush have jumped by nearly 19 percent as of October 5.

At the same time, the 70th Precinct, which protects residents in both Flatbush and Midwood, saw a nearly 14 percent jump in robberies.

Stats showed that 368 robberies have been reported to the 67th Precinct in East Flatbush this year – 58 more than last year.

Police from the 70th Precinct said that 397 robberies were reported to the Lawrence Avenue stationhouse – 48 more than the year before.

Officials from both precincts said that most of the robberies were considered youth-on-youth crimes, in which teens rob other teens of their cell phones and other electronics.

Despite the jump in robberies, overall felony crime in the 70th Precinct is down by five percent for the year. Felony crime in the 67th Precinct is down by nearly two percent.

Shot to death

A 32-year-old man was gunned down in front of a building on Lincoln Place last week, officials said.

Police said that they were dispatched to the corner of Lincoln Place near New York Avenue at 5:30 a.m. on October 8, where they found Edward Hunt lying in front of the building.

He had been shot in the chest.

Paramedics rushed him to Kings County Hospital, where he died of his injuries a half hour later.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

June shooting solved

Investigators have apprehended a 25-year-old man in connection with a shooting on June 1.

Prosecutors alleged that Marlon Walton shot a 37-year-old woman during a brazen robbery inside her Avenue D home.

The victim said that she was inside her apartment at 11:30 a.m. when Walton allegedly forced his way in and pulled a gun.

Police were told that Walton allegedly tied the woman to a chair with an electrical cord and then demanded that she tell him where the money was.

He then opened fire at the victim, police alleged. Bullets hit her twice in the arm and grazed her head, officials said.

Walton grabbed up her phone and keys before fleeing, alleged police. The woman, who was not badly injured, managed to free herself and call police.

Cops were searching for Walton until October 8, when he was taken into custody and charged with assault.

Five nabbed for burglary

A thuggish quintet with nearly 20 prior arrests among them was arrested last week for breaking into a home on East 45th Street.

Police said that the unnamed suspects could have been responsible for a series of burglaries in the area. Upon their arrest on October 7, the number of break-ins in the precinct dropped drastically, officials said.

Officials said that Police Officer John Serdaros and members of the 67th Precinct’s anti-crime team were called to a home near the corner of East 45th Street and Church Avenue, where they found the five suspects rooting around their victim’s home.

Police said that some of the suspects were apprehended inside the home. A few others broke away, but were apprehended following a brief chase with police.

When they took the suspects into custody, cops recovered property from the East 45th Street home as well as a burglary in Queens.

Police said that over the last month, 41 burglaries had been reported to the 67th Precinct.

After the arrest on October 7, only one burglary had been reported, police said.

Robbed at gunpoint

Police have arrested a gun-toting thug responsible for a hold up on East 51st Street and Beverley Road.

Police said that the victim was walking past the corner at 12:35 p.m. on October 10 when the unidentified gunman pulled a gun on her, grabbed her property and ran to an awaiting car.

Dispatched police officers were quick to arrive on the scene, apprehending the suspect at the corner of East 48th Street and Church Avenue.

Cops charged the suspect with robbery, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police Officer Sophia Hinkson-Lowe was credited with the arrest.

Killed after party

A 20-year-old man was killed recently as he and his friend left a party on East 19th Street near Tennis Court.

Officials said that the unidentified victim and his 19-year-old friend were passing the corner at 11 p.m. on September 22 when the phantom gunman crept up to them and opened fire.

The 19-year-old was shot in the leg, officials said. The 20-year-old victim was shot in the head and died at the scene.

Cops did not disclose what sparked the shooting.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Help wipe out graffiti

As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are now offering a $500 in reward money to anyone with information that can lead them to graffiti vandals.

The hefty reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti, which is one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.

Officials said that cleaning up graffiti is essential to the plan, to show that the community is no longer going to tolerate marred and tagged-up walls and street corners.

According to police, there is a perception that if a community will tolerate graffiti, they will tolerate other criminal activities, such as drug dealing and prostitution.

Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism is urged to contact either 311 or 911.

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