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Robbed of deposits
A gunman on a motorcycle is being sought for attempting to hold up a man just as he was about to make a deposit at an area Chase Bank.
Officials said that the victim was just about to step into the Foster Avenue branch near Rockaway Parkway at 5 p.m. March 8 when the suspect jumped him.
After a brief struggle, the gunman fled empty handed and jumped back on his bike, firing off a round from his gun as he sped off.
No serious injuries were reported.
Shot during snowstorm
Cops are continuing their search for the three thugs who shot a man in the stomach as he trudged home through the last snowstorm to hit the city.
The victim told police that he had just come home after eating dinner and had parked his car on East 95th Street between avenues L and M at 9:15 p.m. on February 26 when the three unidentified males approached.
After some words, the victim struggled with the three men, one of whom pulled a gun and opened fire, hitting him in the stomach.
The victim was rushed to an area hospital where he was listed in stable condition after treatment.
Cops were still looking for the gunmen as well as a motive for the apparently unprovoked attack.
Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is urged to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 69th Precinct at (718) 257-6315. All calls will be kept confidential.
Purse snatchers nabbed
Two men were arrested last week for allegedly forcing an area woman to her knees before running of with her purse.
The woman said that she was walking along Paerdegat 14th Street just after 7 p.m. on March 2 when Danell Daily and Scott Adonis, both 21, allegedly jumped her.
The suspects put the woman in a choke-hold, forced her to her knees and then punched her repeatedly as they wrestled the handbag away from her, police alleged.
The woman suffered a swollen face and a cut lip as a result of the attack, officials said.
Cops rounded up and arrested Daily and Adonis a short time later, charging them with robbery and grand larceny.
Cops are looking for the gun-toting goon who held up National Furniture, 2378 Flatbush Avenue, Sunday afternoon.
Police were told that the unidentified male rushed into the store on March 7, pulling a gun on workers and customers.
The thief robbed his three victims of their cash, as well as the money in the register, before running off.
Anyone with information regarding the gunman’s identity is urged to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 63rd Precinct at (718) 258-4411. All calls will be kept confidential.
A late night shopper busted into a Utica Avenue beer distributor last week.
Workers at Beer King showed up at their store between Avenues M and N at 6:30 a.m. March 4 to find that someone had forced open the front door.
Whoever busted inside swiped $1500 in receipts and several cartons of cigarettes, workers said.
It was unclear how much booze was taken — if any.
Plucked from pocket
A sticky fingered thief made off with a man’s wallet as he shopped in the Home Depot on Avenue U last week.
The victim said that he had left his coat unattended in his cart for a brief time around 9:30 p.m. on March 2 when someone snaked their hand into the pocket, removing his wallet, credit cards, and social security card.
Cops were looking out for the snake as this paper went to press.
Three on one
Cops are looking for three thugs who pounded on a 19-year-old until he gave up his cell phone outside Kings Plaza last week.
The victim said that he was on Avenue U approaching East 55th Street at 3 p.m. on February 28 when the three males attacked him.
The trio punched their victim to the ground and then ripped the cell phone from his grasp, said officials.
Cops are looking for the tunnel rats who dug their way into Sneaker Palace on Rockaway Parkway early Tuesday morning.
Workers told police that an alarm inside the sneaker store went off sometime around 6 a.m. on February 23.
When they investigated the alarm, they learned that someone cut a hole through a back wall. It’s believed that a hacksaw was used to make the hole.
Despite their efforts, the thieves only ran off with just a few boxes of sneakers — only $300 in merchandise was taken, cops were told.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 69th Precinct at (718) 257-6211. All calls will be kept confidential.
$12G offered for missing boy
The city is offering $12,000 for any information that will help lead them to a seven-year-old boy who has been missing for nearly a month.
Officials said that Patrick Alford was last seen leaving the lobby of his Vandalia Avenue foster home in Spring Creek at 9 p.m. on January 22 after threatening to run away.
At the time the 4’8”, 65-pound child,was wearing a red T-shirt, blue jeans and black sneakers.
It was first believed that Alford had run off to his biological mother, Jennifer Rodriguez, but the woman was let go after being questioned and undergoing a lie detector test. It was also believed that Alford may have run off to relatives as far away as Baltimore and Florida.
Rodriguez lost custody of Alford after she was arrested for theft and the city’s Administration of Children’s Services (ACS) deemed her to be an unfit caregiver.
Alford was put into foster care until he was placed with his current foster family in Spring Creek.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.
Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimesStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
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