Friday Crime Blotter: Another Racial Incident on a Bus, Robbery in Coney Island & More

Friday Crime Blotter: Another Racial Incident on a Bus, Robbery in Coney Island & More
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DOWNTOWN – Police are looking for a suspect that attacked a man on a Downtown bus while shouting a racial remark earlier this week.

Just before 10:00 am on Monday, July 30, the 29-year old male victim was riding a B25 bus down Fulton Street when the suspect approached him and punched him in the face. According to police, the attacker “made an anti-white remark” in the process.

The suspect fled the bus at the Fulton and Bond stop, heading south down Bond Street. Surveillance video of the suspect can be seen below:

CYPRESS HILLS – Even out of office, the former President can’t seem to catch a break: someone robbed the Obama Tobacco and Grocery in Cypress Hills last weekend.

Just before 11:00 am on Sunday, July 29, the suspect entered the smoke shop at 194 Logan Street and pulled a knife, police said. He grabbed $40 cash and fled, with no injuries reported as a result of the robbery.

Surveillance video of the suspect can be seen below:

CONEY ISLAND – After two men put another in a chokehold and ran through his pockets in Coney Island, police are circulating a photo, trying to track the robbers down.

The robbery took place on Thursday, July 19, around 11:30 pm, at 2875 West 17 Street, just off of Mermaid Avenue, said police. Two suspects approached the 47-year old victim from behind and one of the two put him in a chokehold while the other stole $250 in cash from his pockets.

The suspects then threw the victim to the ground and fled down Mermaid Avenue, said police. The victim suffered bruising and a cut to his face from the incident and was treated and released from Coney Island Hospital, said police.

A surveillance photo of one of the two suspects can be seen below:

(Via DCPI)

BED-STUY – Finally, police are looking for two men wanted in connection with an assault and robbery in Bed-Stuy earlier this month.

The incident occurred on Friday, July 6, around 4:00 am, said police. Two men followed a 62-year old man and attacked him outside 666 Flushing Avenue, near Whipple Street. Putting him in a headlock and dragging him to the ground, the men stole $20 from the victim’s wallet before fleeing north on Tompkins Avenue.

Surveillance photo of the robbery can be seen below:

Anyone with information in regard to and 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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