Weekend Crime Blotter: Brownsville Homicide, Sheepshead Shoplifters and More

BROWNSVILLE – An attack in Brownsville left one man dead and a woman in custody last Friday.

Responding to reports of an assault at a residence on Howard Avenue around 8:15 pm on Friday, January 12, NYPD officers discovered a 51-year old man who had been stabbed in the neck, said police. The victim was transported to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The victim’s name has been withheld until his family is notified.

A few hours into the investigation, in the early morning of January 13, 29-year old Rochelle Watson-Stanley, who resides at the location of the incident, was arrested and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, said police.

The Computer and Phone Repair store at 1727 Broadway, which was robbed last Friday (Screenshot via Google Maps)

BUSHWICK – An armed robber dressed as a construction worker stuck up a cell phone store in a brazen daylight robbery on Broadway last Friday.

Just before 1:00 pm on Friday, January 12, the suspect entered the Computer and Phone Repair store at 1727 Broadway, near Cooper Street, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a reflective vest. Police said the suspect posed as if he were looking to purchase cell phones, then approached the counter, pulling out a gun and demanding both cash and phones.

The employees complied, and the man fled the scene westbound on Broadway, making off with an unknown amount of cash, an iPhone 7 and a Galaxy S8, said police. No one was injured in the incident and surveillance pictures of the suspect can be seen below:

Police described the suspect as a black man, last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, a fluorescent (yellow and orange) traffic jacket, with brown pants and brown boots, brandishing a firearm in his right hand.

EAST NEW YORK – Just before noon on Friday, January 12, a man in East New York robbed the livery cab he was riding in at gunpoint, report police.

in the vicinity of Pine Street and Blake Avenue, the man produced a gun and stole about $250 from the center console, said police. He exited the car a few blocks away, at Euclid and Pitkin Avenues. There were no injuries reported from the incident.

Police describe the suspect as a black man, last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, a black du-rag, dark jeans and black/white sneakers. Surveillance video from 500-block of Crescent Avenue shows the suspect:

The suspect in a livery cab robbery, seen on Crescent Avenue (Photo via DCPI)
The Macy’s location where three unknown suspects stole a $2,400 coat (Screenshot via Google Maps)

SHEEPSHEAD BAY – Police are looking for a trio of suspects that stole a fur coat from the Macy’s Backstage location on Emmons Avenue earlier this month.

At noon on Wednesday, January 3, an unidentified man and two unidentified women in the Macy’s at 2027 Emmons Avenue stole a fur coat valued at approximately $2,400, said police. They then fled the establishment in an unknown direction.

Surveillance footage from the store shows the three suspects standing near a display rack of fur coats:

EAST FLATBUSH – Police are looking for three suspects after a violent robbery in East Flatbush at the beginning of the year.

On Tuesday, January 2, at 7:15 pm, the 24-year old male victim was walking in front of 2001 Nostrand Avenue, near Farragut Road, when he was approached from behind by three unidentified men, said police. The three punched the man several times before stealing his backpack, which contained his wallet, Macbook and keys.

The three fled westbound on Foster Avenue, and the victim was taken to Downstate Hospital to be treated for minor injuries, said police. Surveillance footage from Nostrand Avenue shows all three suspects:

Police described the suspects as three black men, all wearing black jackets. One was seen wearing a baseball cap, while another had a black and white bandana on his head and a black face mask.

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.
All calls are strictly confidential.

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