Friday Crime Blotter: Four Recent Robberies In Bed-Stuy, Brighton Beach & Crown Heights


BED-STUY – The NYPD is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the man seen in the below photo and surveillance video in connection to a robbery that occurred in a Burger King last month.


At approximately 10am on Monday, December 4, police say the suspect approached an 84-year-old man at the fast food restaurant located at 1297 Fulton Street and asked for spare change. When the victim took out his wallet, the suspect forcefully grabbed $300 from the man’s hand, causing the victim to fall to the floor.  No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

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Police describe the suspect as a black male, approximately 40- to 45-years-old, 5′ 6″ to
5′ 9″ and 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black coat, blue jeans, and eyeglasses. See surveillance footage of the suspect above.

CROWN HEIGHTS – Police are looking for the two men seen in the video below in connection to an attempted robbery late last month.

At approximately 3:25pm on Thursday, December 28, police say the suspects approached a 32-year-old man near the intersection of Schenectady Avenue and Prospect Place. One of the suspects was wielding a bat and the second suspect displayed a firearm as they demanded the victim’s property. Nothing was taken, according to police.

The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect 1 – black male with a slim build wearing all black clothing

Suspect 2 – Hispanic male wearing a burgundy jacket with tan sleeves and black sweatpants.

Check out the video of the two suspects above.

BRIGHTON BEACH – The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the two men seen in the below photos and video in connection to a robbery that occurred in late December.

At approximately 2am on Saturday, December 30, police say the two suspects approached a 34-year-old man from behind near the intersection of Neptune Avenue and Brighton 4 Street and knocked him to the ground. The two men kicked and punched the victim and demanded his money and cellphone, police say.

The victim handed over $250 cash and his Samsung Galaxy cell phone. The suspects fled heading south on Brighton 4 Street past Oceanview Avenue. The victim was not injured during the incident.

The two suspects are described as follows:

Suspect 1 – white or Hispanic male with straight hair, approximately 20-years-old, 5′ 4″ and 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black jeans, a black knit cap, and black sneakers.

Suspect 2 – white or Hispanic male, approximately 20-years-old and 5′ 5″. He was last seen wearing a black hooded winter jacket, grey sweatpants, and white sneakers.

CROWN HEIGHTS – The NYPD is looking for the three men seen in the below photos and video in connection to a recent robbery at the Utica Avenue “3” subway station.

At approximately 10pm on Tuesday, January 2, police say the trio approached two 18-year-old male victims in the mezzanine of the Utica Ave subway station, displayed a knife, threatened to stab them, and demanded their property. They grabbed one of the victim’s iPhone 6s and fled the station, according to police. The two victims were not injured during the incident.

Police describe the three suspects as follows:

Suspect 1- black male, approximately 19- to 21-years-old and 5′ 9″ to 5’10”. He was wearing a blue Nike jacket, blue jeans, a red Playboy baseball cap, gray Nike sneakers, and a black facemask.

Suspect 2 – black male, approximately 18- to 21-years-old, 5′ 11″ and 160 pounds. He was wearing a white flight jacket, a gray hoodie, red sneakers, and a black face mask.

Suspect 3 – black male, approximately 25-years-old. He was wearing a black coat, black jeans, a black wool hat, and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to 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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