Wednesday Crime Blotter: Attempted Bank Robbery, Off-Duty Cop Charged With Assault and More

Wednesday Crime Blotter: Attempted Bank Robbery, Off-Duty Cop Charged With Assault and More
The Bank of America at Knickerbocker and Stanhope in Bushwick (Screenshot via Google Maps)

BUSHWICK – Police are looking for the man tried his best to rob a bank on Knickerbocker Avenue at Stanhope Street yesterday.

On Tuesday, February 20, police said the man entered the Bank of America at 386 Knickerbocker and approached the teller, passing her a note demanding money. The teller refused, walking away from her station instead, said police.

Stymied, the suspect fled on foot, heading North on Knickerbocker Avenue. Police described the suspect as a black man in his 40s, about 5’7″ with a slim build. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweater and blue jeans, and a surveillance photo can be seen below:

(Via DCPI)

CONEY ISLAND – An off-duty police officer, Jason Holloway, was arrested yesterday in the 60th Precinct, police confirmed.

The 40-year old Holloway was charged with assault and criminal mischief according to the NYPD. The arrest came after a fight with his girlfriend, sources told the New York Post.

Around 2:00 am, Holloway flew into a violent rage at the apartment of his girlfriend, Shantell Bonner, who is a state corrections officer.

Bonner was hiding in her room behind a locked door when Holloway knocked it down, where it struck her in the head and gave her a wound that needed two stitches to close, they reported.

The Post also reported that Holloway is a Police Benevolent Association Delegate from the 88th Precinct.

DOWNTOWN – Always keep an eye out for phone-snatching thieves as you text or talk on your fancy smartphone, either on the subway or in the station!

On Sunday, February 4, a man was walking in the stairwell of the DeKalb Avenue station when an unidentified man approached him, reaching up to snatch away the phone the 26-year old victim was talking on.

Police described the suspect as a black man in his early twenties, about 5’8″ and 170lbs. He was last seen wearing a gray cap, red jacket and black pants. A surveillance photo can be seen below:

(Via DCPI)

GRAVESEND – Police are looking for the individuals who robbed an 86th Street phone shop in Gravesend late last month, threatening the clerk and making off with display electronics.

Around 4:30 pm on Saturday, January 27, two unidentified individuals entered the T-Mobile store at 2631 86th Street and began attempting to remove cell phones by cutting them free of their security cables, said police.

A 23-year old male employee attempted to intervene, but one of the suspects threatened him with a sharp object, telling the employee that he’d kill him, said police. The employee retreated to a back room and called 911 when the thieves stole 5 cell phones and a tablet.

The thieves fled to West 13th Street, where they got in a silver SUV and sped northbound to Avenue T, said police. Surveillance footage of 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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