Wednesday Crime Blotter: Express Beating on the Late Night Subway, Bringing a Gun to a Sneaker Sale & More

Wednesday Crime Blotter: Express Beating on the Late Night Subway, Bringing a Gun to a Sneaker Sale & More

WILLIAMSBURG – A man pretending to have a gun robbed a chicken spot on Broadway over the weekend—now, police are looking for help tracking him down.

Around 10:30 am on Sunday, August 12, the suspect entered the Chicken Express at 582 Broadway, near Lorimer, said police. With his hand under his shirt to imitate a handgun, he approached the 32-year old man working at the shop and demanded money.

The employee complied and opened the cash register, said police. The robber took $80 from the register, but apparently unsatisfied, he also stole $180 from the victim’s wallet and $150 from an unsecured lockbox.

The suspect can be seen on surveillance video below as he fled west on Broadway:

CYPRESS HILLS – A late night assault on an MTA driver was caught on camera this weekend after an A train went express and irate straphangers, angry that they missed their stop, began punching the motorman through the window of his cabin.

The assault took place on Saturday, August 11, around 4:40 am, inside the Grant Avenue Station. A man and a woman were caught on tape punching the 62-year old MTA employee, who suffered bruising and small lacerations to his face.

The suspects fled in an unknown direction, but can be seen on a video captured by a bystander:

BED-STUY – A meet-up for a sneaker sale arranged online turned into a robbery late last month when the potential buyer pulled out a handgun instead of cash.

The incident took place on Saturday, July 28, around 10:15 am, at the corner of Lafayette and Bedford Avenues, said police. The 16-year old victim had listed a pair of sneakers for sale online, which were reportedly worth about $800. A potential buyer in his 20s met up with the seller, only to rob him at gunpoint, said police.

No one was injured in the encounter, and surveillance video of the robber 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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