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Reading, writing and revolvers
Two teenagers were arrested on April 17 after they were caught crashing a Sunday tutoring session held at IS 211 on E. 100th Street — with a gun.
The suspects, ages 13 and 14, were arrested shortly after they entered the school, which is near Avenue J. It was unclear if any of the other students saw the weapon before the duo was arrested.
Shot in car
A gunman opened fire on a man sitting in his car on E. 83rd Street on April 13 — grazing his back.
The victim was idling between Avenues L and M at 2 am when the suspect pulled open the car door and fired off a number of rounds.
The victim was hit, but not seriously: he drove himself to Kings County Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.
Calls cane be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.
Mole rats sought
A crew of thieves broke into two Canarsie businesses on April 7 — burrowing holes into the backs of each store.
Investigators say the thieves entered a laundromat on Flatlands Avenue near E. 89th Street and a jewelry store on Rockaway Parkway between Conklin Avenue and Glenwood Road. Each time the thieves drilled holes wide enough to crawl through and then ran off with an assortment of cash and jewelry.
A thief forced his way into a Ralph Avenue CVS on April 15 — but took nothing.
Workers at the store, which is near Avenue M, said the thief entered through a roof hatch door sometime after 11:30 pm.
Utica car jack
Two gunmen swiped a 2007 Toyota Camry from a woman idling on Utica Avenue on April 15.
The victim was sitting between Avenues H and I at 3:10 pm when one of the thieves approached her window with a gun in his hand.
“Miss, get out of the car,” the thief ordered before both men sped off with the vehicle.
Fiendish flag bearers
Two thugs — their faces covered with small Haitian flags — tried to force their way into a 27-year-old man’s home on E. 72nd Street on April 8, but ended up taking nothing.
The victim was inside his apartment, which is near Avenue K, at 1:15 pm when the two masked marauders began pounding on his door. “Open this door or I’ll blow a hole through it,” one of the thieves threatened.
But the thieves never acted upon their threats: they ran off as the victim called 911.
Two gunmen raided a Utica Avenue gas station on April 4, taking $2,300.
The thieves entered the station, which is between Avenues H and I, at 1:45 pm, pulling a gun on a hapless employee.
The gunmen forced the employee into a back room before raiding the register and running off.
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