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A man was shot near the corner of Rockaway Parkway and Seaview Avenue on August 1, although his injuries are not considered life threatening.
The victim told police he was nearing the corner at about 10 pm when an unidentified gunman opened fire and he was hit in the arm.
He ran to a nearby McDonald’s for assistance and was rushed to Brookdale Hospital for 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.
Radio Shack steal
A crew of tunnel rats raided a local Radio Shack on July 22 after digging their way under the store, cops were told.
Police said the thieves drilled the locks to a store sidewalk cellar hatch on Rockaway Parkway and Seaview Avenue and went down into the basement.
Once they were underground, they drilled a 3-by-4-foot hole through a concrete wall into the store, taking an assortment of DVDs and flatscreen televisions, according to published reports.
Cops were still looking for the thieves as this paper went to press.
A thief snagged a cell phone from a woman on July 28, but never got enough time to make a call.
The 27-year-old woman told police she was nearing the corner of Kings Highway and Utica Avenue just before 10:30 pm when the 22-year-old thug approached and demanded her cell phone.
The thug ran off with the phone, only to be arrested a short time later.
A car thief broke into an car parked on Ralph Avenue between Avenues K and L on July 26, taking some electronics and an assortment of clothes.
The thief cleaned out the car sometime after 10:45 am, the 39-year-old owner told police.
A crafty crook made off with a pricey pair of diamond earrings after he switched the studs with cubic zirconiums, cops were told.
A worker at a Kings Plaza jewelry store, which is on Avenue U and Flatbush Avenue, believes the theft took place sometime after 9:30 am on July 19.
Two teenage thieves were arrested on July 29 after they tried to swipe some clothes from a Kings Plaza department store.
Workers said the hooligans tried to exit the store with the clothes at 11:22 pm, but were nabbed by store security guards.
A gunman took $1,500 in receipts from a Rockaway Parkway Burger King on July 25 after waiting on line and ordering some food.
Police said the thug entered the eatery, which is near Avenue L, at 11:30 am, waited on line and made an order.
He then pulled a gun, jumped over the counter and began barking orders, surprised employees told police.
“Give me the money,” he demanded before taking $300 from two registers, as well as an additional $1,200 from the manager’s office.
He then fled with the cash, harming no one.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 69th Precinct detective squad at (718) 257-6315.
A gun-toting thug settled for a 2001 GMC Yukon when he couldn’t get any money from his victim on July 23.
The 25-year-old victim had just exited his vehicle after parking it on East 58th Street between Foster and Farragut roads at 2:12 am when the stranger pulled a gun on him, demanding his cash.
When the victim said he didn’t have any money, the thief demanded the keys to the car and drove off with it, police were told.
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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