WANTED: Robbery Pattern (Queens)

 

The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance video in regards to a robbery pattern that occurred within the confines of the 105 and 113 Precincts, respectively. Details are as follows:

  •  Incident 1: (105 Pct) It was reported to the police that on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 3:25 a.m. the 19-year old male victim was walking home in the vicinity of 241 Street and 149 Avenue, when he was approached by an unknown male individual wearing a black mask who brandished a silver firearm. The individual hit the victim in the mouth and forced him inside a black van, where he was met by an additional male individuals. Once inside the van, the individuals forced the victim to give them the security code to his residence. The individuals then entered the residence, tied up a 15-year old male, a 59-year old male and a 48-year old female. They demanded money and fled the location with approximately $54,000 worth of money, jewelry, shoes, credit cards and luxury handbags. The 19-year-old male victim went to Jamaica Hospital by private means and was treated for his injuries. The other three victims were not hospitalized.
  • Incident 2: (113 Pct) It was reported to the police that on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 6:30 a.m. the victim, a 33-year old male, was walking to his vehicle when he was approached by three male individuals on the corner of 140 Avenue and 169 Street, brandishing firearms. The victim attempted to run, but was detained by the individuals and forced into a dark-colored van. Once inside the van, the individuals demanded money from the victim and began to assault him. The individuals then took the victim’s wallet and dropped him off in the vicinity of 166 Street and 144 Drive. The individuals fled the location in an unknown direction and the victim went to Jamaica Hospital via private means.

 The female individual depicted in the attached surveillance video used the victim’s bank card obtained from incident #1, at a Wal-Mart in Nassau County. The individuals are approximately 4-6 adult males with Jamaican Accents.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS 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 texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.