Friday Crime Blotter: Backyard Body Doesn’t Stay Buried, A Bear-Hugging Bandit & More

Friday Crime Blotter: Backyard Body Doesn’t Stay Buried, A Bear-Hugging Bandit & More
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BUSHWICK – Police have arrested and charged a brother and sister in the death of Daniel Rivera, whose body was found buried in a Bushwick backyard last year.

Kieth Floyd, 40, of Crown Heights, was arrested and charged with murder and concealment of a human body, police said yesterday.

His sister, Adriana Floyd, 36, was also arrested, and charged with hindering prosecuting and tampering with physical evidence for her role in the crime.

Floyd apparently strangled Rivera after the victim replaced him as a building superintendent at work when Floyd was dismissed, the NY Post reports.

CROWN HEIGHTS – An NYPD School Safety agent was arrested yesterday in Crown Heights, police confirmed.

Lazette Watkins, 29, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief around 2:45 pm, police said.

SUNSET PARK – After a robbery at the 36th Street subway station in Sunset Park, police have released surveillance video in hopes of tracking down the suspect.

The incident occurred on Monday, July 16, around 1:15 pm. The suspect snatched the wallet from the hands of a 35-year old woman, fleeing towards 37th Street, said police. All told, he stole about $200.

Video of the suspect can be seen below:

WILLIAMSBURG – Police are looking for the man that robbed a Williamsburg Chinese restaurant last month.

At about 7:00 pm on Saturday, June 23, the suspect walked into Grace Chinese Food Restaurant on 136 Graham Avenue in Williamsburg and slipped behind the counter. Grabbing the employee at the register in a bear-hug, telling the man not to make the robber shoot him, said police.

Then, he grabbed $200 cash from the register and ran. Surveillance video of the suspect can be seen below:

Anyone with information in regard to any of 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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