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Restaurant owner shot
The owner of a Flatlands Avenue Jamaican restaurant was shot in the leg on Oct. 15 following a heated disagreement with some unruly customers.
The owner of Our Place told police that he was in the eatery, which is between Remsen Avenue and E. 89th Street, at 11 pm when the three men came in and started causing a ruckus.
When the victim began arguing with the suspects, one of the men pulled a gun and opened fire, striking him in the leg.
As the gunmen scampered off, their victim was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition after treatment.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this shooting to come forward.
Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Two masked thieves held up the A&B Bagels on Rockaway Parkway on Oct. 18, taking $700 from the register.
Workers at the nosh shop, which is located between Avenue J and Flatlands Avenue, said the thieves entered and drew their weapons at 9 pm. They fled the store with the cash a few moments later, harming no one, police said.
Robbed of wallet
Two thugs jumped a teenager on E. 103rd Street on Oct. 14, taking his wallet.
The victim told police he was walking down the block at 6:05 pm when the thieves stopped him and demanded his property, but cops caught up with them a short time later.
A man and a woman — believed to be husband and wife — were arrested together on Oct. 16 when they were caught breaking into a Rockaway Parkway car service depot.
Witnesses said that the couple, age 56 and 51, were seen using a power tool to drill the locks of the business, which is between Farragut and Glenwood roads, at 1 am.
The items they removed cost about $5,000 to replace, a representative of the car service company told police.
Cops apprehended the couple after a brief investigation, charging them with burglary, criminal mischief and grand larceny.
A water-crafty thief made off with a 40-year-old man’s favorite toy on Oct. 9 — a “Quicksilver” boat left docked off of Flatbush Avenue.
The boat owner told police he last saw his beloved boat anchored in the water inside the Gateway Marina at 6 pm. A few days later, he learned his boat was no longer there.
A creeper entered an E. 56th Street home between avenues N and O on Oct. 15 after forcing a rear window — but that wasn’t the only obstacle he faced.
Police said that the thief kicked in an inside door before making off with his 51-year-old victim’s possessions.
An assortment of medications and clothes were removed from a car parked on Ralph Avenue on Oct. 10.
The car’s owner parked car between E. 59th Street and Avenue K at 2:40 pm. Once he returned to his ride he saw that someone had forced his way into the car and left with the medication and clothes, he told police.
They got game
Gun-toting thieves raided a Rockaway Parkway video game store, taking $900, as well as something to keep their X-Box 360 busy.
Workers said the thieves barged into the store, which is between Glenwood Road and Conklin Avenue, at 7:15 pm, holding up the clerk behind the counter.
They emptied the register, as well as a shelf or two of games, before running off, police said.
Thieves broke into the Furniture Center on Flatbush Avenue on Oct. 8, taking an unknown amount of property.
Workers at the store, which is between Kings Highway and Flatlands Avenue, said someone forced their way into a rear window sometime after 8 pm.
A thief forced open a car parked by the new Walgreens at the corner of Utica and Flatlands avenues on Oct. 11, taking a navigation system.
The car was sitting in the pharmacy’s lot at 8 pm when it was broken into, cops were told.
A man in a ski mask held up a 32-year-old woman in Mill Basin on Oct. 10, taking her cash and cellphone.
The woman was walking down E. 53rd Street at 12:30 am when the thief grabbed her and pulled a gun. He then grabbed her belongings and ran off, police said.
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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