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Shot on E. 31
A gunman opened fire on E. 31st Street on Dec. 12, leaving a man dead.
Police responded to the quiet block between Foster and Farragut roads at 6 pm upon hearing a report of shots fired.
When they showed up, the victim — who remained unidentified — was found lying on the ground, shot in the head.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.
Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
A 23-year-old woman was arrested on Dec. 9 after she allegedly attacked another woman with a broomstick.
Officials said that the two women were arguing inside a Church Avenue address between E. 31st and E. 32nd streets when the 23-year-old started swinging the broomstick, catching her victim in the face.
Cops arrested the young woman a short time later, charging her with assault, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.
iPod snagger bust
Thieves jumped a young man at the corner of E. 35th Street and Church Avenue on Dec. 2 and made off with their victim’s iPod — but they didn’t get far.
Both thieves were arrested shortly after the 4:30 pm robbery, in which they claimed to have a gun and forced their victim to empty his pockets.
Car scratcher bust
An 18-year-old was arrested on Dec. 13 after he attacked a 2008 Infiniti FX 35 parked on E. 18th Street — then turned his aggressions on the car’s owner.
The owner of the car was returning to his vehicle, which he left parked between Albemarle and Beverly roads, at 3:50 pm when he saw the thug ruining his paint job.
When the vandal saw the owner, he charged at the motorist, but never made contact, police said.
A 45-year-old thief was arrested on Dec. 13 when he was caught trying to pry into a Beverly Road apartment.
Police said that they were patrolling the building, which is between E. 18th and E. 19th streets, at 1 pm when they spotted the crook trying to crack the door frame.
Struck with bottle
A thug attacked a man with a bottle on Flatbush Avenue on Dec. 13, leaving his victim with a slight injury.
Witnesses told police that the two men were arguing between Avenues H and I at 12:30 am when the suspect grabbed the bottle and cracked it over his opponent’s head.
Cops caught up with the brute a short time later, charging him with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Two thugs jumped a woman on Avenue H and on Dec. 6, taking her iPhone.
The woman was nearing E. 17th Street at 1:08 pm when the thugs approached.
One of the men pulled up his shirt, revealing the gun tucked into his waistband, before both men ran off with the pricey status symbol.
Cops had apprehended one of the two thieves that night. His accomplice was still in large by Tuesday.
Thieves broke into a car parked on Flatlands Avenue and Avenue I on Dec. 4, taking an assortment of electronics and personal items.
The 61-year-old owner of the car said he parked at the corner at 10:30 am and left the vehicle. He returned a few hours later, only to learn that someone had broken the driver’s side window and removed a navigation system, iPod, checkbook and some credit cards.
A gunman opened fire on E. 93rd Street in East Flatbush on Nov. 29, killing a 35-year-old man chatting up a group of young women.
The victim, identified as 31-year-old Michael Bailey, was sitting in the back of a car parked near New York Avenue at 4:30 am with two other men when they started talking to some women on the sidewalk.
That’s when several gunshots rang out. A bullet struck Bailey in the face.
Bailey’s friends drove him to Interfaith Hospital, where he died of his wounds.
Cops were still looking for the gunman by late Tuesday.
Anyone with information regarding this killing is urged to contact the NYPD CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can lead them to the vandals that mark up the community.
The reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti, one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to call either 311 or 911.
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