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Weekend Crime Blotter: Elderly Identical Twins Found Dead, A Grocery Store Assault and More

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Two women were found dead inside an apartment at 1023 Union Street in Crown Heights last Friday, but details are scarce (Screenshot via Google Maps)

CROWN HEIGHTS – On Friday, January 19, police responded to a call of two unconscious females in a Crown Heights building just off Eastern Parkway.

Arriving at 1023 Union Street, near Franklin Avenue, a little after 2:00 pm, responding officers found two unidentified women unconscious and unresponsive at the address, said police. EMS arrived on the scene and pronounced the women dead.

As of 9:30 am on Monday, January 22, police said the deceased have yet to be identified, but New York 1 reported the two were a pair of elderly, identical twins whose bodies were badly decomposed when police found them Friday. An investigation into the cause of death is underway.

Over the weekend, a man was knocked unconscious following a dispute in the Ideal Food Basket on St. Johns Place (Screenshot via Google Maps)

CROWN HEIGHTS – Police are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with an assault in a grocery store last Saturday evening.

Just before 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 20, a man inside the Ideal Food Basket at 1410 St. Johns Place and Utica Avenue punched another man in the face following a dispute, said police. The victim was knocked unconscious and fell to the floor, suffering a fractured shoulder and lacerations to his face.

Police described the suspect as a black man in his 30s, about 6’1″, with dreadlocks and glasses. He was last seen wearing a dark coat, khaki pants and brown shoes, and can be seen in the above surveillance video.

The corner deli at Avenue L and East 98th Street that was help up earlier this month (Screenshot via Google Maps)

CANARSIE – Police are looking for the suspect in a deli robbery on Avenue L from earlier this month—which is part of a robbery pattern stretching into Queens.

The Brooklyn hold-up came on Thursday, January 11, around 9:45 pm, when two individuals entered the deli at the corner of Avenue L and East 98th Street, said police. The two unidentified men approached the 31-year old clerk and demanded the contents of the register. The clerk complied, handing over about $1000 cash, said police, and the suspects fled on foot.

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS – Police are looking for the man who burglarized a building in the vicinity of Atlantic Avenue and Clinton Street, where the Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill neighborhoods meet.

Around 2:00 pm on Monday, January 8, the man pried open the door to gain entry to a residential building, said police. Once inside, he managed to steal an Apple Macbook Pro from one apartment, but failed to gain access to any other apartments in the building.

Surveillance footage of the suspect 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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