Crime Blotter: Yet Another Bank Robbery, a NYCHA Employee DWI and More

The Chase Bank at Avenue U and E 18th Street was the latest in a pattern of robberies (Screenshot via Google Maps)

SHEEPSHEAD BAY – A man wanted by police for robbing a Park Slope bank earlier this month has struck again, attempting to rob a bank in Sheepshead Bay yesterday.

Around 2:30 pm on Thursday, January 25, the suspect entered the Chase Bank at 1722 Avenue U and East 18th Street, said police. The man produced a note demanding cash from the teller, but ended up fleeing the bank without any money.

Police described the suspect as a white man, around 30 years old, approximately 6’0″ and 200 lbs. He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue pants with black sneakers and sunglasses. A photo of the suspect can be seen below:

(Via DCPI)

 

CONEY ISLAND – On Tuesday, January 23, an off-duty NYCHA employee was arrested in the 60th Precinct, which covers Coney Island and Brighton Beach, said the NYPD.

Sun Tsang, 42, was arrested and charged with DWI, criminal possession of a controlled substance, operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and driving while ability impaired, said police.

 

SHEEPSHEAD BAY – Police are looking for a pair of men in connection with the violent robbery of two teens in Sheepshead Bay earlier this week.

The 13- and 19-year old male victims were walking in front of 3280 Nostrand Avenue around 10:00 pm on Tuesday, January 23 when the suspects approached them from behind, said police. One of the suspects punched the 19-year old in the back of the head, and when the victim fell to the ground, stole his cell phone. As the 13-year old tried to flee, the second suspect stopped him, placing his hand in his waistband and demanding the boy’s cell phone, said police. The 13-year old complied and the two suspects fled southbound on Nostrand Avenue.

Police described the two suspects as Hispanic men 18-20 years old. One was wearing all black, while the other had on a black jacket with a red symbol on the back. Two extremely grainy security stills 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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Paul Stremple

Paul was a staff reporter at Bklyner, responsible for covering Northern and Eastern parts of Brooklyn between August 2017 and January 2019.

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