Thug cleans out laundromat

Laundry loot

A gun-toting thug raided the Choo Choo Laundry on E. 102nd Street on Oct. 26 during a daring late-night robbery.

Workers at the 24-hour laundromat, which is between Farragut and Glenwood roads, said the thief entered at 12:20 am and pulled a gun on a worker, demanding that he empty the register.

The thief ran off with $200, said police. No injuries were reported.

This was the second time the laundromat had been robbed in a month, police said.

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.

Gas goon busted

A thief was arrested after he busted his way into a Getty gas station on Oct. 26, but he didn’t go quietly.

Police said the thief entered the Remsen Avenue fill up station, which is between Avenue D and Foster Avenue, at 1 am after kicking in the locked door.

He attacked and robbed the attendant of $14 and fled.

Cops caught up with the thief at the corner of Krier Place and Remsen Avenue 10 minutes later — but he tried to fight them off, leaving one with a deep cut to his thumb that needed four stitches.

The thief was later charged with robbery, assault and resisting arrest, police said.

Guns and getaways

A thief pulled a gun on a woman on Avenue N on Oct. 21, but ran off before he could get any money.

The 47-year-old woman was nearing E. 48th Street at 11:35 pm when the man approached her from behind, drew his gun and ordered her to hand over her property.

But before she got a chance to hand over the money the thief lost his nerve and ran off, police said.

Coffee crack-up

An over-caffeinated man wigged out inside a Ralph Avenue diner on Oct. 24, throwing a pot of hot coffee at another patron.

Police said the man, apparently upset, started a skirmish inside the eatery, which is between Glenwood and Flatlands Avenue, at 5:20 pm.

During his fit the man threw the hot joe at a 22-year-old man, who was scalded. A 35-year-old woman also suffered an injury to her knee.

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.

Bagel bash

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 at 9 pm and drew their weapons. They fled the store with the cash a few moments later, harming no one, police said.

Boating blues

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.

Car raid

An assortment of medications and clothes were removed from a car parked on Ralph Avenue on Oct. 10.

The owner parked the 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.

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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