Weekend Crime Blotter: Dramatic Open-Water Rescue, A Big Bank-Robbery Score & More

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BOERUM HILL – Can I speak to your manager? That’s what a bank robber asked a Chase Bank teller before robbing the place on Friday.

The bank robbery took place around 5:45 on Friday, June 29, at the Chase Bank on 192 Smith Street in Boerum Hill, between Warren and Baltic. Police said the robber had his hand inside a messenger bag and threatened to shoot a bank teller before demanding to be let behind the counter.

Inside, the robber grabbed $13,594 in cash from one teller station and a whole $7 in cash from another, said police. The robber fled the scene without injuring anyone, but a surveillance photo can be seen below:

(Via DCPI)

JAMAICA BAY – NYPD Harbor and Aerial units made a dramatic rescue Friday morning, with SCUBA divers leaping from a helicopter into the water near Floyd Bennet Field to perform a rescue of two men in need of assistance.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a rubber raft was hit by a 30-foot boat, overturning the rat and sending its two occupants into the water: one with a laceration to his head. Both victims were transported to local hospitals to be treated for their wounds.

The operator of the 30-foot boat stayed on the scene after the crash, and police said there have been no arrests or summonses made at this point. Check out video from the rescue below:

GRAVESEND – Police are looking for a burglar that stole clothes and personal items from a residential apartment building in Gravesend earlier this month.

Around 3:00 am on Monday, June 18, the suspect gained entry to a building between Cropsey Avenue and Shore Parkway in Gravesend, entering the apartment of a 37-year old woman to steal clothes and personal effects, said police.

No one was injured in the burglary, but the robber was captured on security camera, and video can be seen below:

DOWNTOWN – After a six-person brawl on a southbound A train mid-June, police are now looking for the three suspects that started the fight.

On Saturday, June 16, the three suspects were on a southbound A train approaching Jay Street around 3:45 pm, when they engaged in a dispute with three other riders, said police. The victims, a 45-year old woman, an 18-year old girl and a 15-year old boy, were all struck multiple times by the suspects.

According to police, the two men in question struck the victims with walking canes, while the woman responsible used her fists. When the train arrived at Jay Street, they scattered, but surveillance video of the suspects can be seen below:

FLATBUSH – Finally, police are looking for the man who broke a glass bottle over the head of a victim outside a Flatbush restaurant in May.

The suspect and the 34-year old man he assaulted were involved in a verbal dispute inside Peppa’s jerk chicken restaurant at 738 Flatbush around 4:40 am, said police. When the victim left, the suspect followed him, striking him over the head with a bottle, said police.

The suspect fled and the victim was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for his wounds. A surveillance photo of the suspect can be seen below:

(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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