WANTED: Robbery Pattern (Brooklyn/Queens) Re-Release

 

The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the individual depicted in the attached photographs in connection to a robbery that occurred within the confines of the 78 Precinct. Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Wednesday March 2, 2016, at approximately 1:00 p.m. inside of 555 9 Street in Brooklyn, the suspect approached the 91 year-old female victim from behind as she entered the location, placed her in a choke hold and displayed a handgun. After he pushed her inside the location’s vestibule he demanded her money. As the suspect took the female victim’s money, a 50 year-old male came across the pair in the vestibule. The suspect pointed the handgun at the male victim and removed his money. The suspect fled the location with approximately $370.

The individual is described as:

  • Male black, 40 to 50 years old, 5’10”-6’0″, 250lbs, he was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweater, a black jacket, a black wool cap, black gloves, light colored pants and dark colored shoes.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

******UPDATE 3/3/16 *********

Pursuant to an active investigation additional video of the suspect was obtained.

******************* UPDATE 3/23/16**********************

The following three incidents have been added to the above described incident:

(104Pct) It was reported to police that on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at approximately 5:00 p.m. in the vicinity of Myrtle Avenue and Weirfield Street, an unidentified individual followed a 76-year-old female into her residence. As she reached the door, the male put his hands over her mouth and pushed her inside.  He then demanded money at knife point and then pointed a firearm at a 87-year-old male demanding more money.  The suspect fled with approximately $800.

(78Pct) It was reported to police that on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Prospect Place and 6th Avenue, an unidentified male followed a 71-year-old female into her residence, attempted to tie her up, displayed a firearm and struck her on the left side of the lip causing a laceration. The  individual removed approximately $375 and fled on foot east on Prospect Place.

(78Pct) It was reported to police that on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at approximately 5:15 p.m. in the vicinity of Prospect Place and Carlton Avenue, an unidentified male followed a 43-year-old male into his residence and demanded money.  He then observed an 81-year-old female and approached her at gunpoint and with a box cutter in his other hand and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot with approximately $330.  There were no injuries as a result of this incident.

  • Subject is identified as a male Black, 40-60 years old, 5’10”, last seen wearing a black jacket.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

*************************** UPDATE 3/25/16 **********************

Pursuant to an active ongoing investigation, two additional photos of an individual wanted for questioning in connection to the above described incidents are attached.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

********************** UPDATE 3/27/16 **********************

Pursuant to an active investigation the following incident was added to this pattern of robberies. Furthermore new video footage of the suspect was obtained.

(66 Pct) It was reported to police that on Saturday March 26, 2016 at approximately 4:38 p.m. in the vicinity of Ocean Parkway and Beverly Road, the suspect followed the 83-year-old female victim into her building. Once the victim was inside of her apartment the suspect knocked on her door. After she opened the door, the suspect hit her in the face with a hard object. The suspect did not remove any items from her home and fled the building in an unknown direction.

The individual is identified as:

  • Male black, 40-60 years old, 5’10”, last seen wearing a black jacket.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

**********************UPDATE 3/31/16 ****************************

Pursuant to an active investigation, additional video and photographs of the suspect were obtained. The video footage is from a surveillance system near the location of the last incident that occurred in the 66 Precinct on March 26, 2016.

******************** UPDATE 4/1/2016 ********************

Pursuant to an active investigation, the New York City Police Department is asking the public’s  assistance with locating the following individual depicted in the photo  in connection to the above described incidents:

  • Jones, Clarence
  • 64-year-old male

Clarence Jones is described a male black who is 5’8″, 202lbs, with gray hair.

**********************UPDATE 4/25/16 *******************

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation the following individual has been arrested and charged:

Arrested:

  • Jones, Clarence
  • 66-year-old, male
  • 619 Quincy Street
  • Brooklyn, NY

Charges:

  • Robbery 1 (3 counts)
  • Attempted Robbery 1
  • Assault 2 (2 counts)
  • Criminal Possession of a weapon 2

 

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