Friday Crime Blotter: Would-Be Kidnapper Arrested, A Senior Citizen Slammed to the Ground & More

Friday Crime Blotter: Would-Be Kidnapper Arrested, A Senior Citizen Slammed to the Ground & More
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SUNSET PARK – Earlier this month, after a man attempted to abduct two different 10-year old boys in Sunset and Borough Parks, police asked the public to help identify him. Now, they’ve made an arrest.

Zhu Lin Shi, 68, was arrested by NYPD on May 17, 2018. The Sunset Park man was charged with acting in a manner injurious to a child under seventeen, unlawful imprisonment and menacing, said police.

Zhu Lin Shi was arrested in connection with two attempted kidnappings earlier this month (Via DCPI)

CENTRAL BROOKLYN – The NYPD confirmed that Brigida A. Parris, 56, was arrested on Thursday, May 17 and charged with endangering the welfare of a child, assault and harassment.

Parris, an NYPD Police Communications Technician, was taken into custody in the 71st Precinct, which covers Crown Heights, Wingate, and Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

DYKER HEIGHTS – Police are looking for a man wanted for assaulting a senior citizen at a gas station in Dyker Heights earlier this week.

The incident occurred around 6:30 pm on Monday, May 14, at the gas station on the corner of 1302 65th Street and 13th Avenue, said police. The suspect was engaged in a verbal dispute with a 73-year old man when he grabbed the senior and slammed him to the ground.

The victim was transported to Lutheran Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. Surveillance video of the incident can be seen below:

BAY RIDGE – Last weekend, a seemingly-good Samaritan stole a woman’s purse inside a Bay Ridge subway station—but police caught him on surveillance video.

Around 10:30 pm on Sunday, May 13, police said the suspect approached a 41-year old woman inside the 77th Street R train station and offered to help her with her luggage as she attempted to leave the station through a turnstile. Instead, he grabbed her bag, which contained $300 cash and credit cards, fleeing the subway southbound on 76th Street, said police.

Surveillance video of the suspect can be seen below:

PROSPECT HEIGHTS – Finally, police are looking to match a name to the face caught on surveillance in a burglary that took place near Grand Army Plaza at the beginning of May.

Around 4:45 am on Wednesday, May 2, the suspect climbed over the side entrance door of a residence near Eastern Parkway and Plaza Street, scaling the fire escape to the second floor and entering an apartment through an unlocked window. Inside, he stole a 72-year old woman’s travel bag, which contained $120 and a Sony RS100 camera, said police.

His work done, the burglar slipped out of the apartment the way he came, leaving only the following appearance on surveillance tape:

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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