2011-12-14 / Features

Boro-Wide Blotter

By LIZ GOFF

104th Precinct
Gunman Nabbed In Woodhaven Heist
Police at the 104th Precinct arrested two hapless thieves after they were captured on surveillance video robbing a Woodhaven gas station.
Cops said Raul Rivera, 30, and Marquise Powell, 23, burst into the Gulf station on Atlantic Avenue and Elderts Lane at about 10 p.m. on November 21 and threatened a cashier with a fake firearm.
The pair grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash from a cash register and fled in an unknown direction – all caught on the surveillance video.
The two men were arrested on November 30 and charged with robbery and burglary. Law enforcement sources said Powell allegedly confessed to the crime after his arrest.

107th Precinct
Woman Shot Dead In Domestic Dispute
A 49-year-old Briarwood man turned himself in to police early Sunday morning after he shot and killed a woman at a residence the two shared.
Cops responding to 911 calls at about 11:09 p.m. on December 10 discovered the body of Tracey Young, 42, in a pool of blood inside her residence at 143-41 84th Dr., police said.
Young had been shot multiple times in the torso and head and was pronounced dead at the scene by city paramedics.
Several hours later, Clarence Cash walked into the Midtown South Precinct in Manhattan where he told police he shot and killed Young. Cash was taken into custody and taken to the 107th Precinct Squad for questioning and processing by detectives who later charged him with first-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
Cash was held without bail at his arraignment in Queens Criminal Court.
Law enforcement sources said the shooting stemmed from an ongoing domestic dispute that escalated on Saturday night.
Hunt Straphanger Bandits
Queens Transit cops and police at the 107th Precinct are asking for help from the public to identify and locate three young bandits who stole a handheld video game system from a straphanger in Briarwood.
Cops said the trio punched the 37-year-old victim on a Manhattan-bound F train as it pulled into the Van Wyck Boulevard station at 3:10 a.m. on November 15.
The suspects then grabbed the victim’s Sony PSP and fled in an unknown direction, police said.
The first suspect is described as a black male, 18-20 years old, 5-feet, 3-inches to 5-feet and 7-inches tall.
The second suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 18-20 years old and 5-feet, 7-inches tall, with shoulder length black hair, and the third suspect is described as a black male, 18-20 years old and 5-feet, 7-inches tall.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

108th Precinct
Offer $2G Reward For Sunnyside Shooting Info
Police are seeking help from the public to locate a gunman who shot a 32-year-old Queens man outside a Sunnyside restaurant early Saturday morning, December 10.
Cops said Eladio Espejo, 26, allegedly shot the victim in the arm as he stood near 47th Street and Greenpoint Avenue at about 5:30 a.m. on Saturday. The suspect then fired several rounds into a window at Restaurant Azteca and fled on foot in an unknown direction.
The victim was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center where he is listed in stable condition.
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 5-feet, 9-inches tall and 160-200 pounds.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. The Hotline is offering a $2,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

109th Precinct
Hunt Break-In Suspect
Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect sought in connection with a series of residential burglaries in the Flushing/Whitestone areas.
Investigators said the burglaries have been taking place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and in each incident the suspect entered the residence through a rear window or door.
Police are seeking the same suspect in connection with two recent commercial burglaries in the Flushing area.
Cops said in the first incident, the suspect entered a business office at 33rd Avenue and 146th Street where he removed an undisclosed amount of cash and property. The same suspect struck again at a business at 147th Street and Sanford Avenue, where he made off with an undisclosed amount of property. Both burglaries occurred overnight.
Police are urging the public to call 911 whenever they spot suspicious activity at a home or business. Homeowners and business owners are also urged to install alarm systems or utilize other crime prevention methods like extra locks, interlocking latches on entries to prevent doors from being pried open and outdoor lighting systems.
The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 30 years old, approximately 6-feet tall, with a medium build and glasses.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

115th Precinct
Brazen Bank Bandit
Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a bank robber who pulled off a bank robbery in Jackson Heights – without bothering to disguise himself.
Police said the suspect walked into a TD Bank branch at 73-14 37th Ave. at 5:15 p.m. on November 30 and passed a note to a teller, demanding cash.
The terrified teller complied and handed over an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect, who fled southbound on 74th Street, police said.
The suspect is described as a white male, 50-60 years old, 5-feet, 4-inches tall and 140-150 pounds. The bald suspect was wearing an off-white jacket and carrying a black messenger bag at the time of the robbery.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or click on www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.
 

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