Weekend Crime Blotter: Man Punches Child on Subway, Sneaker Thieves Snatch and Run & More

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BOERUM HILL – Police are looking for the man who viciously punched a small child on the subway over the weekend, NYPD confirmed.

Ramon Thomas, 25, is wanted for felony assault after striking a 5-year old victim in the head while riding the southbound G train approaching Bergen Street, said police. The suspect approached an attacked the boy around 4:30 pm on Saturday, March 24.

After the cowardly sucker-punch, Thomas reportedly taunted the boy, asking him, “Are you gonna cry to your mommy?” said police. Thomas left the train at Bergen Street, where onlookers were able to snap photos of him. Police have also supplied photos from a prior arrest, which can be seen below:

BENSONHURST – After a pair of violent, seemingly random assaults on the streets of Bensonhurst Friday morning, police are asking the public for help in identifying the suspect.

The first attack came around 7:10 am, near the Tribuzio Meat Market on 18th Avenue near 78th Street in Bensonhurst, said police. The suspect grabbed a 17-year old girl walking down the street and forcibly threw her to the ground before stalking away. The victim refused medical treatment at the scene. Video of the violent incident can be seen below:

Just minutes later, the man approached a woman waiting for the bus at the corner of 18th and 79th, said police. He proceeded to pull down his pants, exposing his genitals, then punched her in the face, cutting her lip, said police. The suspect fled and the victim also refused medical attention, said police.

The unidentified suspect is described as a black man, 30 – 40 years old, 5’9″ tall and 200 lbs. with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black hooded waist length jacket with black jeans, black sneakers, and black skull cap.

BAY RIDGE – On Friday, FDNY firefighter Carlos Vaquero, was arrested by the NYPD. The 34-year old man was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.08%.

ATLANTIC BARCLAYS – Police are looking for a suspect after a pair of sneaker-sale robberies near Atlantic Barclays earlier this month.

On March 14, a 36-year old woman met with the suspect, Darius Omotunde, and an unidentified man at the corner of Atlantic and Flatbush in order to sell a pair of “Yeezy” sneakers. The two men attempted to pay for the sneakers with $400 in counterfeit currency, said police.

When the victim refused the sale, the thieves snatched the bag from her hands and fled into the Barclays subway station.

A few days later, on March 18, Omotunde arranged to buy a pair of Adidas sneakers in the same subway station, this time from a 27-year old woman, said police. Omotunde tried on the sneakers, handing them back to the victim to place in a bag for him. Once the shoes were in the bag, the sneaker-stealing suspect once again snatched and ran, escaping with the property.

Police have attached of Darius Omotunde below. The second suspect has not been identified.

(Via DCPI)

Anyone with information in regards 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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