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Weekend Crime Blotter: A Bed-Stuy Bank Robbery, Subway Sex Assault Suspect Arrested & More

The Roosevelt Bank in Bed-Stuy was robbed over the weekend (Screenshot via Google Maps)

BED-STUY – Armed with a note, a man robbed a Bed-Stuy bank over the weekend, and now police are looking for their suspect.

The incident occurred around 1:30 pm on Saturday, May 5, when the man entered Roosevelt Bank at 1268 Broadway, near Lexington Avenue. Police said he passed the teller a note demanding cash, and the teller complied.

The man fled the location with an unknown amount of money, heading towards Green Avenue from Broadway, said police. Surveillance photos of the bank robbery suspect can be seen below:

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SUNSET PARK – Police are looking for a man wanted in the violent robbery of a 51-year old victim in Sunset Park that occurred at the end of last month,

On Friday, April 27, the suspect approached his victim around 9:00 pm, near 44th Street and 5th Avenue, said police. The suspect hit the man on the side of his head and threw him to the ground, said police, before stealing a wallet containing $70 from the victim’s pants.

Police have released surveillance video of the suspect that can be seen below:

GRAVESEND – Police have arrested Jorge Ruiz, of Bath Beach, in connection with an incident of forcible touching on a northbound D train late last month.

The alleged incident occurred as the train approached Bay 50th Street Station, and Ruiz was said to have walked up to a young victim and touched her inner thigh, then attempted to kiss her, said police. At the time, the girl shoved her assailant away, knocking him to the floor, said police.

Ruiz was arrested by the NYPD in connection with the incident and charged with forcible touching and sexual abuse, said police.

Jorge Ruiz was arrested by the NYPD and charged with forcible touching and sexual abuse (Via DCPI)

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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