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Shot in office
A gunman opened fire on Utica Avenue on May 29 — hitting a 25-year-old woman working inside a nearby office.
Witnesses said the unidentified shooter pumped bullets into the office at about 2:50 am, striking the woman in both legs.
The gunman ran off and hasn’t been seen since, investigators said.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is urged to come forward. Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.
Slash and burn
Two men were arrested after they flattened a 32-year-old man’s tires during a May 23 attempted robbery on E. 48th Street.
The victim said that he was trying to get into his car, which was parked near Flatlands Avenue, at 9 am when the suspects punctured his tires. The suspects then demanded the man’s property, but ran off empty-handed after a brief struggle.
Gunning for purses
A thief pulled a gun on a woman in Marine Park during a May 24 altercation on Avenue U.
The woman was nearing Flatbush Avenue at 10 pm when the thief flashed his handgun and demanded her bag. He then ran off with it, and was last seen in a unidentified car driven by an accomplice.
Dog day afternoon
A Bergen Beach man was arrested on May 26 after he injured his girlfriend — with a dog food bowl!
The two were arguing inside their E. 72nd Street apartment at 10:15 pm when the suspect threw the bowl at the woman, leaving her with a fractured nose.
A thief broke into an E. 49th Street home near Flatlands Avenue on May 23 — ransacking the bedroom.
The break-in took place sometime after 10:30 am, the homeowner told police. It remained unclear if anything had been taken.
Side window entry
A thief broke into an apartment on E. 55th Street on May 26, taking a 37-year-old woman’s purse and an assortment of jewelry and electronics.
The woman told police that someone entered the apartment through a side window, which was not locked.
Wax on, wax off
A thief broke into a van parked on Ralph Avenue on May 26, taking a pricey waxing and buffering machine.
Workers at A&A Maintenance parked the vehicle at 6:45 pm. A few hours later, they learned that someone had popped the lock to the back door and ran off with the expensive piece of equipment.
Thieves broke into an Isuzu used for deliveries on May 27, taking $480 from the glove box.
The delivery man left the vehicle parked on Ralph Avenue at 3 pm. A short time later, he returned and found that the door was forced open and that his money was missing.
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