Thursday Crime Blotter: Christmas Eve Burglary, Credit Card Skimmers & More

Thursday Crime Blotter: Christmas Eve Burglary, Credit Card Skimmers & More
The Peking Express restaurant, which was burglarized on Christmas Eve (Screenshot via Google Maps)

GREENPOINT – Police are looking for the man who burglarized the Peking Express restaurant across from McGolrick Park on Christmas Eve.

Around 10:15 pm on Sunday, December 24, a man used an unknown object to force entry to the restaurant at 237 Nassau Avenue, damaging the door, said police. Once inside, he removed an undetermined amount of money from the register before fleeing to parts unknown.

However, the man was caught on surveillance video:

Police described the suspect as black man, 30-40 years old, with a beard. He was last seen wearing a baseball cap, a hooded sweatshirt with writing on the sleeves, and jeans. An additional picture can be seen below:

(Via DCPI)

WINDSOR TERRACE – Police are looking for the young suspect who assaulted a 77-year old man in the Fort Hamilton Parkway Station last week.

On Tuesday, December 19, around 2:20 pm, the suspect approached his elderly victim from behind as the man tried to enter the turnstile, striking him on the left side of the head, said police.

The suspect fled, and his victim was taken to Lutheran Hospital, where he was treated for a punctured ear drum.

The teenage suspect that assaulted a 77-year old man in the subway last week (Photo via DCPI)

The suspect can be seen in a surveillance photo above. Police described him as a black male teenager, about 16 years old and 6’0″ tall, with a medium complexion, black hair, and brown eyes. He last seen wearing a black backpack, beige pants and a blue sweater.

The Apple Bank at 1617 Avenue M in Midwood, where another credit card skimmer was installed (Screenshot via Google Maps)

MIDWOOD – Another credit card skimmer was installed at an Apple Bank, this time in Midwood, in what appears to be a pattern of crimes by the same suspects, say police.

On Friday, December 8, 2017, just before 7:00 pm, the two suspects installed a credit card skimmer and small camera on an ATM at the Apple Bank located at 1617 Avenue M, said police. Two days later, on December 10, the suspects returned to collect the devices.

So far, no fraudulent charges have been reported in connection with this incident, said police. A previous attempt at skimming credit card numbers, apparently carried out by the same suspects, occurred in November, at an Apple Bank in Brighton Beach.

Anyone with information in regard to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS 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 texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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