Friday Crime Blotter: Luckless Bank Robber Goes 0 for 2, Burglary In-n-Out a Window and More

Friday Crime Blotter: Luckless Bank Robber Goes 0 for 2, Burglary In-n-Out a Window and More
The Chase Bank on Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill was almost robbed Wednesday by the same luckless thief (Screenshot via Google Maps)

CLINTON HILL – Two times a loser, the failed bank robber from earlier this week tried to strike again, but once again left empty-handed.

On Wednesday, the entirely ineffectual thief entered the Chase Bank at 402 Myrtle Avenue around 2:45 pm, once more armed only with a note demanding money. Our suspect passed his note to the teller, who responded by walking away from his station in refusal, said police.

Foiled again, the suspect fled northbound on Vanderbilt. A surveillance image from the previous incident has once again been included below:

(Via DCPI)

BAY RIDGE – The P and K Gift Shop at 185 Bay Ridge Avenue was robbed at gunpoint earlier this week, and police have released video of the suspect.

On Tuesday, February 20, around 6:45 pm, the suspect entered the shop and demanded cash from the 75-year old man working the counter, displaying a handgun tucked into his waistband, said police.The employee complied, handing over $250, before the suspect fled eastbound down Bay Ridge Avenue.

Police described the suspect as a white man, last seen wearing a dark baseball cap, a light-colored hooded sweater, dark sweatpants, and black gloves and white sneakers. He can be seen on video below:

BED-STUY – Police are looking for a man in connection with an assault in the Bedford-Nostrand G station that occurred earlier this month.

On Saturday, February 17, around 3:30 pm, the suspect was involved in a dispute with a 53-year old man that turned physical, said police. The suspect punched the victim multiple times in the face, knocking him unconscious.

The suspect fled westbound on Lafayette, while the victim was taken to Woodhull Hospital and treated for pain and swelling to the face, said police.

Police described the suspect as a black man, around 6’2″ and about 300lbs. He’s bald, with a salt and pepper goatee, last seen wearing a black baseball cap, a black hooded sweater, black pants and black and white sneakers.

GOWANUS – A surprise Valentine’s Day visit to a Gowanus resident earlier this month was less than romantic—it was a robbery.

A 65-year old man was returning to his residence near Nevins and Union Streets on the morning of Wednesday, February 14, when he noticed an open window, said police. The homeowner then encountered the reason: a burglar, robbing the place. When the homeowner confronted the suspect, a scuffle ensued, and the suspect fled the scene through the window from whence he came.

Luckily, the homeowner was unhurt in the encounter, said police. The suspect has been described as a black man, 40-50 years old, last seen wearing all dark clothing. Surveillance video has been provided 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.