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The teen busted for allegedly robbing three people back on November 14 now has a fourth arrest on his jacket.
Prosecutors allege that Lamel Best, 17, was recently charged with another robbery %u2013 this time near Meserole Street.
In fact, the November 16 hold-up near Bushwick Avenue was the one that landed the teen behind bars, officials alleged.
He was charged other three attempted heists %u2013 all of which took place two days earlier %u2013 afterwards.
His victim told authorities that he was walking down Meserole Street just before 2:30 a.m. when Best approached him and allegedly flashed what appeared to be a handgun.
Best allegedly demanded that the victim hand over all his money, but was apprehended moments later charged with attempted robbery, attempted grand larceny menacing and resisting arrest.
Police said that when they rolled up to place the teen into custody he allegedly tried to run away.
The officers caught up with him, but Best still tried to fight the officers off, according to authorities.
Officials allege that Best held up three people on Montrose Avenue near Graham Avenue %u2013 all with about the same success -- within minutes of each other last Saturday.
Best reportedly approached his first victim at 7:40 p.m. pulled his gun, which later turned out to be an air pistol, and ordered her to walk around the corner with him.
The woman managed to evade the inevitable outcome of the exchange by avoiding Best and continuing on her way.
When the 17-year-old grabbed her arm, she yanked it away and ran off screaming for help, according to published reports.
At roughly the same time, Best allegedly approached a second woman, flashed his gun and asked her how much money she had.
His victim forked over $80, a cell phone and a Blackberry to the teen before he allegedly stormed off to rob a third woman.
This time Best jammed the gun into the woman’s side, grabbed her arm and demanded she hand over her money, police alleged.
Once again he caused a woman to run away from him screaming, officials alleged.
Best was charged with two counts of attempted robbery, robbery, grand larceny and menacing for his activities on November 14, officials said.
A 32-year-old woman was arrested last week after she went the wrong way on the Pulaski Bridge, slammed into an oncoming car and then ditched her vehicle, police alleged.
Officials said that Megan Hanrahan reportedly turned herself in to authorities hours after the 2:40 a.m. crash on November 17.
She allegedly told police that she was speeding southbound in the northbound lane of the bridge near Freeman Street when she collided with a car heading in the right direction.
The force of the impact knocked the other driver unconscious, officials said.
Hanrahan allegedly ran away, but surrendered later that day, police said.
She is currently facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident and reckless endangerment, police said.
Cops raided a Williamsburg sauna that contained 18 kilos of cocaine and $800,000 in drug profits during one of the largest drug busts to take place in the area in recent memory.
Officials said that three people were apprehended in the November 18 raid on an apartment on North 7th Street between Wythe and Berry streets conducted by the city’s special narcotics prosecutor’s office.
The three suspects, 44-year-old Ronald Lugo, 48-year-old Christina Ladeveze and 51-year-old Johnny Olmedo were all charged with drug possession.
Investigators allege that the trio warehoused the drugs in the sauna at their north Williamsburg apartment for distribution all over the city.
According to published reports, investigators for the special narcotics prosecutor’s office had the three suspects under surveillance on suspicion of drug dealing for months.
They finally closed in early last week when they tailed Lugo, who they allegedly saw load two boxes into his car.
They ultimately apprehended Lugo in the Bronx, recovering ten kilos of cocaine from the boxes he had allegedly brought down from the apartment.
The evidence seized convinced a judge to sign off on a search warrant for the home, where the rest of the drugs were found, police alleged.
A neighborhood grocer had his teeth knocked out of his head during a daring raid committed by a couple of jaw breakers.
Cops from the 90th Precinct said that the suspects barged into the store on Wythe Avenue between South 8th Street and Broadway at 8 p.m. on November 12 and jumped the supermarket clerk.
They punched the man repeatedly, chipping several of his teeth, and then ran off with $350 in receipts and fifteen cases of beer, officials said.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 90th Precinct at (718) 963-5311. All calls will be kept confidential.
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