Friday Crime Blotter: Murder Suspect Arrested Months Later, Gunpoint Robbery in Williamsburg & More

CROWN HEIGHTS – Months after John Barnes was gunned down in Crown Heights last December, police have arrested and charged a suspect in his murder, the NYPD announced.

Rennie Patterson, 17, of Dyker Heights was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, police said yesterday.

CONEY ISLAND – Police are looking for a man that assaulted and robbed a victim on a Coney Island street corner earlier this month.

The incident occurred around 9:00 pm near West 16th and Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island on Saturday, July 1. The suspect approached a 33-year old man and demanded his money before punching the victim and stealing $50 cash.

The victim was treated for his injuries at Coney Island Hospital. A surveillance photo of the suspect can be seen below:

(Via DCPI)

SUNSET PARK – A Bonnie and Clyde duo tried to rob a man on a Sunset Park street late last month, but were unsuccessful. Now, cops are asking the public to help track them down.

The incident occurred outside 5901 8th Avenue on Thursday, June 28, around 4:30 pm, police said. A 27-year old man was walking home when he was approached by an unknown man and woman.

Suddenly, the man punched the victim in the face, while the woman attempted to steal his cell phone from his pants pocket, police said. The victim wasn’t giving it up without a fight, however, and after he struggled with the robbers, they fled empty-handed.

The victim had a fat lip from the punch, but refused medical attention, said police. Surveillance video of the suspects can be seen below:

WILLIAMSBURG – Three young men are wanted by police for a gunpoint robbery in Williamsburg last month.

Around 12:30 am on Tuesday, June 26, the trio was walking on Meserole Street near Manhattan Avenue when they approached a 38-year old man and pulled a gun, demanding his money, said police. After stealing about $50 cash from the man, one of the trio struck him in the back of the head with an unknown object.

The victim was treated at Woodhull Hospital for his injuries. Surveillance video of the three suspects can be seen below:

Anyone with information in regard to the above 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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