Friday Crime Blotter: Bushwick Burglary & A Couple Cell-Phone Store Robberies


BUSHWICK – Police are looking for three men wanted in connection with a burglary near Maria Hernandez Park earlier this week.

At 1:30 pm on Wednesday, February 7, the three suspects forced their way into a residence in the area of Starr Street and Knickerbocker Avenue, said police. Once inside, they stole computer, camera and electronic equipment, along with some kitchen items—and estimated $4,200 haul.

Police described the suspects as three Hispanic men in their 30s, all seen wearing winter clothing. Surveillance photos of the suspects can be seen below:

MIDWOOD – On Wednesday, January 31, two men robbed a Kings Highway phone store—and now police are calling on the public to help identify the suspects.

Just before 7:00 pm, the two men entered the T-Mobile store at 1409 Kings Highway, stealing four iPhones and two Samsungs, then fled in an unknown direction, said police. Their pictures can be seen below:

EAST NEW YORK – Police have released video of a gunpoint robbery at a cell phone store on Pitkin Avenue that occurred in late January.

Around 5:20 pm on Friday, January 26, a man entered the Metro PCS store at 2677 Pitkin Avenue and displayed a handgun, demanding money from the cashier, said police. The cashier complied and the suspect fled with $1000 cash.

Video of the suspect during the robbery can be seen 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.

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