Wednesday Crime Blotter: A Flatbush Hit & Run, Dramatic Video of a Shooting and More

Wednesday Crime Blotter: A Flatbush Hit & Run, Dramatic Video of a Shooting and More
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EAST FLATBUSH – Yesterday, a driver struck a man in East Flatbush, then sped away from the scene, leaving the victim in critical condition.

At 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 13, police responded to a call of a pedestrian struck at Willmohr Street and East 94th Street, where they discovered an unconscious and unresponsive 32-year old man with trauma to his head and body, the NYPD said. EMS transported the victim to Brookdale Hospital in critical condition.

Police are searching for the driver who struck the victim, who fled west on Willmohr Street in a silver two-door Infinity coupe. The vehicle has tinted windows and black rims, and can be seen in surveillance photos below:

SHEEPSHEAD BAY – Police are looking for two suspects that stole a bike from a student behind I.S. 234 in Sheepshead Bay earlier this week, threatening the victim with a Taser.

At 4:36 pm on Monday, February 12, the suspects approached their 13-year old victim behind the school at 1875 East 17th Street, placing a Taser to his shoulder and demanding his bicycle, said police. The boy complied and the thieves stole his “Beastmode” bike, valued at $1,000.

Security footage of the two suspects can be seen below:

FLATBUSH DITMAS PARK – Police are looking for the man who shot another man following a verbal dispute outside a barbershop on Clarendon road last week.

Just before 11:00 pm on Friday, February 9, a 32-year old man was arguing with an unknown man outside Fifth Unisex Salon at 2177 Claredon Road when the suspect fired a gun from inside his sweatshirt, striking the victim in the lower torso, said police. The suspect fled on foot, while the victim was transported by responding EMS to Kings County Hospital, where he was treated and later released.

Police described the suspect as a black man around 30 years old, 5’9″ and 220 lbs, with a stocky build, medium complexion, black hair, brown eyes and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a light-colored hooded sweatshirt with cursive writing on the front, a wool hat, baggy jeans, black gloves and dark colored sneakers. Surveillance video of the incident can be seen below:

BUSHWICK – Police are looking for a man who inappropriately touched a 16-year old L train rider in Bushwick earlier this month.

Around 7:30 am on Tuesday, February 6, on a Manhattan-bound L train, the 16-year old victim felt the hand of an unknown adult male on her buttocks, said police. When the girl turned to confront the man, taking his picture with her phone, he fled the train at the DeKalb Avenue station.

Police described the suspect as a Hispanic man, 25-35 years-old, last seen wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt. Photos taken by the victim can be seen below:

CROWN HEIGHTS – On Monday, February 5, a man menaced an on-duty MTA bus driver with a knife near Ralph Avenue and Bergen Street, said police. The suspect attempted to board the B47 bus around 8:45 am while displaying the weapon, and the driver, fearing for his safety, drove away.

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. Police described the individual as a black man in his 40’s, 6’2″ tall and 175 lbs., last seen wearing a black baseball cap, tan jacket, with yellow pants and white sneakers—pictures can be seen below:

MIDWOOD – Police are looking for three suspects that installed a credit card skimming device on an ATM at the Valley National Bank in Midwood earlier this month.

An employee of the bank, located at 1212 Avenue M and East 13th Street, noticed a skimming device on one of the ATMs on February 1, 2018, said police. Luckily, no funds have been reported stolen as a result of the incident.

Police described the suspects as one white man and two white women, all around 20-30 years old, last seen wearing winter clothing. Photos 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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