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Weekend Crime Blotter: Hothead Fires Shots Outside Hookah Bar, A Violent Robbery of an Elderly Man & More

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Outside the Fire Lounge hookah bar, where a suspect fired a gun into the air over the weekend (Screenshot via Google Maps)

GOWANUS – Police are looking for the hothead who fired shots in the air outside a Gowanus hookah lounge over the weekend.

The incident occurred at 2:15 am on Saturday, April 14, outside the Fire Lounge hookah bar at 593 3rd Avenue, at 16th Street, said police. The suspect pulled a gun and fired it multiple times in the air, said police, who are looking for the suspect on charges of reckless endangerment.

Pictures of the suspect can be seen below:

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EAST NEW YORK – Police are looking for the man behind a violent gunpoint robbery in East New York earlier this month, in which a 73-year old man was the victim.

Around 4:40 pm on Friday, April 6, the suspect entered a building in the vicinity of Wortman and Schenck Avenues. The suspect approached his elderly victim with a gun, but the man resisted, struggling with the armed robber. The suspect then punched the man several times in the head, knocking him to the floor, said police. At that point, he grabbed the victim’s wallet and fled on food.

The victim suffered a cut on his face and nose and was taken to Brookdale Hospital for stitches. Surveillance video from around the time of the incident can be seen below:

EAST NEW YORK – Police have released photos from an East New York burglary earlier this year, in which two suspects entered a house through a window.

The incident took place in a building near Livonia Avenue and Jerome Street, at 9:00 am on Monday, February 12. A 44-year old man found two burglars on the first floor of his residence, said police, and when he confronted the suspects, they fled back out the window they had entered through. The would-be thieves didn’t manage to steal any property before fleeing the location.

Surveillance photos of the suspects can be seen below:

Anyone with information in regard to any of 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.

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