Wednesday Crime Blotter: Senior Choked On Southbound Bus, Burglar Breaks into Seafood Spot & More

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SUNSET PARK – After a burglary at a Sunset Park seafood restaurant, police are looking to question a possible suspect seen on security footage.

Police said that around 5:00 am on Thursday, November 22, a burglar broke into Happy House Seafood Restaurant at 8th Avenue and 51st Street through a small rear window. Once inside, they stole $200 and fled the scene.

Surveillance pictures of a possible suspect can be seen below:

 
 

BAY RIDGE – After a woman assaulted and choked a 67-year-old victim on an MTA bus earlier this month, police have released video footage in hopes of identifying the suspect.

The assault took place on a southbound S79 bus on Wednesday, November 14, around 8:30 am, police said. Following a verbal dispute between the suspect and the victim, a 67-year-old woman, the suspect punched the older woman in the chest, then briefly choked her, said police, bending the woman’s fingers back during the attack.

The suspect fled the bus and disappeared into the 86th Street R station, police said. Video surveillance can be seen below:

 
 

CROWN HEIGHTS – A robber followed a man into the lobby of his Crown Heights building before assaulting him earlier this month, police said.

On Friday, November 9, the suspect followed a 37-year-old victim into the lobby of an apartment building near Empire Boulevard and Albany Avenue around 4:30 am, police said. Once inside, the suspect pushed the victim from behind, punching him multiple times and demanding his property.

The victim complied, handing over his Galaxy S9 phone and wallet, said police. The robber fled on foot. The victim refused medical attention at the scene of the crime.

A surveillance image of the suspect can be seen below:

(Via DCPI)

 
 

CONEY ISLAND – Police are looking for two suspects wanted in Coney Island after brandishing a knife while robbing a liquor store last month.

In the evening of Wednesday, October 31, around 6:00 pm, a man and a woman entered the I&M Liquor Palace at 532 Neptune Avenue, near West 6th Street. Inside, they grabbed a bottle of booze and attempted to leave without paying, police said.

As they got outside, the 47-year-old man behind the counter ran to confront them, only to be looking at the business end of a brandished knife. The male suspect, holding the knife, threatened the cashier before the two robbers fled. Luckily, no one was injured.

Surveillance photos of the two suspects can be seen below:

 
 

Anyone with information in regard to the incidents above 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, on Twitter @NYPDTips or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

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Paul Stremple

Paul was a staff reporter at Bklyner, responsible for covering Northern and Eastern parts of Brooklyn between August 2017 and January 2019.

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