Today’s news:

NYPD time machine: Cops close 2009 robbery

Busted for 2009 robbery

A 25-year-old was arrested this week for a robbery that took place back in December.

Investigators said that suspect Davis Dingle allegedly stopped a couple on Glenwood Road near East 87th Street back on Dec. 8, 2009 and flashed a gun.

He ran off with the woman’s handbag and the male’s $1,200 jacket following the 8 pm heist, officials said.

Dingle was charged with robbery in the first degree, grand larceny and petit larceny when cops took him into custody.

Rockaway fisticuffs

An area man was left with a cut lip after a bloody scrape on April 27.

The victim said that he was on Rockaway Parkway between East 97th and East 98th streets at 1:20 am when he started arguing with 58-year-old Robert Priester.

During the ensuing struggle Priester punched the man in the face repeatedly, leaving him bruised.

Cops caught up with Priester a short time later, charging him with assault in the third degree.

Jack of all crimes

A gun-toting goon haggled with his would-be victim on April 24, ultimately taking a 1997 Mitsubishi the woman abandoned during her escape.

The woman told police that she was sitting inside her Mitsubishi at a parking lot on Ralph Avenue between Glenwood Road and Flatlands Avenue — just paces from South Shore High School — at 9:30 pm when the perp yanked open a rear driver’s side door and flashed a gun, ordering her to hand over her cash.

But the woman threw a wrench into his plans, claiming that she had no money on her.

The thief concocted a plan to have the victim drive him to an ATM so she could pull out some money from her account when the woman jumped out and ran off.

Left sitting in the car alone, the thief drove off with the vehicle, said police, who were still searching for the gunman and his new hot wheels as this paper went to press.

Who’s old?

A couple in their sixties was arrested on April 23 for attacking each other during a domestic spat.

Police said that when they were called to the corner of Ralph Avenue and Avenue K on 4:40 pm, a 60-year-old woman said that her 61-year-old husband had struck her with a car club, leaving her with light injuries.

But the 61-year-old said that his wife gave as good as she got. She had attacked him first, hitting him with a glass bottle, he said.

Police said that both were taken into custody, charged with assault.

Lock snipper sought

A thief with a good sense of timing is being sought for breaking into a watch repair shop on April 22.

Police said that someone snipped the security gate locks to Express Watch and Jewelry Repair on Ralph Avenue between Avenues K and L sometime after 4:15 pm.

Once inside, all the thief took was $40 and an assortment of jewelry, cops said.

Gassing up on cash

A gunman lifted $600 from a Flatlands Avenue Mobil gas station after he “cased the joint” during a pretend trip to the bathroom, investigators said.

Investigators were told that the gunman entered the “On the Run” station between East 84th and East 85th streets at 1 am on April 25 claiming that he had to use the toilet.

The man did his business and left.

But within minutes he was back, and pulled a gun on the employee, forcing him to empty the cash register, police said. He then ran out with the loot, leaving the victim unharmed.

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

Calls can be made to the 69th Precinct detective squad at (718) 257-6315. All calls will be kept confidential.

Shot in the foot

Cops are looking for the gunman who opened fire on a 16-year-old April 16, striking him in the foot.

The teen told police that he was on Glenwood Road nearing East 103rd Street at 11:30 pm when he heard several shots being fired.

He claimed that he felt a sharp pain as he ran for cover in a nearby store. It didn’t take him long to realize that he had been hit.

He was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition after treatment, police said.

This was the second shooting to take place in Canarsie in the last two weeks.

On April 9, two teens were arrested as they worked together to shoot a third teen on East 82nd Street between Glenwood Road and Flatlands Avenue, blasting open the victim’s right thigh.

Four shootings have occurred in Canarsie since the beginning of the year, officials said.

Anyone with information regarding the most recent shooting is urged to call the 69th Precinct detective squad at (718) 257-6315. All calls will be kept confidential.

Help wipe out graffiti

As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can help them arrest neighborhood vandals.

The hefty reward is part of the city’s ongoing push to rid New York of graffiti, the leading quality of life complaint brought to police.

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

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