Weekend Crime Blotter: Video Released of Williamsburg Shooting Suspects, Plus Robberies and Burglaries Across Brooklyn
WILLIAMSBURG – Police have released surveillance video of the suspects wanted in connection with the shooting at 160 Havemeyer Street on Wednesday, December 20. According to the NYPD, two unknown Hispanic men approached the victims at the above location, firing multiple shots before fleeing in a white sedan.
The shooting injured an unidentified 20-year old man and killed 19-year old Jose Osorio, a nearby resident.
CROWN HEIGHTS – Four men in their late teens to early twenties are wanted in connection with the burglary of the Food for Thought restaurant on New Year’s Day.
Police said the suspects gained entrance to the building at 75 Kingston Avenue, near Pacific Street, around 10:00 pm on Monday, January 1, by breaking the lock to a side window and then kicking through a sheet wall. Once inside, the burglars stole $100 in cash and fled to parts unknown.
Surveillance video released by the NYPD appears to show three of the suspects going over a wall at the location, while the fourth stands lookout.
WILLIAMSBURG – Police are looking for a man in connection with the burglary of an apartment near Havemeyer and Hope Streets on Friday, December 29.
The suspect gained entry to the multi-unit apartment building around 2:40 pm, then entered the 32-year old victim’s apartment through an unlocked door, said police. Inside, the burglar stole a snowboard and bindings, a GoPro, clothing, luggage and Nike sneakers—worth about $2,350 all told.
Police described the suspect as a white man, and surveillance footage from the building lobby that shows the bald, bearded burglar entering the building and later leaving with the stolen items.
EAST FLATBUSH – Two suspects are wanted by police for the armed robbery of the VR Discount Store at 1228 Brooklyn Avenue near Clarendon Road.
On Thursday, December 28, around 7:15 pm, the two men entered the store and pulled a gun, robbing those inside. They stole the gold chain from the neck of 21-year old man—plus $300 from his pocket—along with a 53-year old woman’s cell phone and $125 from the register, said police. The two suspects fled the location, and no injuries were reported during the incident.
A picture of the suspects from surveillance footage can be seen below. Police described the suspects as two black men between 17 and 20 years old, wearing blue coats and dark pants.
BED-STUY – Early last month, two individuals assaulted and robbed a delivery worker from J’s Wong Restaurant in Crown Heights after luring him to an unoccupied Bed-Stuy apartment by posing as customers calling in a food order.
Around 7:15 pm on Friday, December 8, the delivery worker was attempting to deliver food to an apartment inside the building at 132 Herkimer Street, which turned out to be unoccupied, said police. As the man left the building, he was set upon by the two individuals, who punched him in the back and sprayed him with an unknown chemical substance, said police. Then, the two thieves stole $250 cash from the man, along with the food delivery, fleeing the building.
The victim was sent to Interfaith Hospital in stable condition, said police. The two suspects can be seen on the surveillance footage below:
Police described the first individual as a black man with light complexion and a slim build, last seen wearing a gray hoodie, gray sweatpants, and black sneakers. The second individual was described as a heavyset black man, last seen wearing a black hooded sweater, blue jeans, and black sneakers.
Anyone with information in regard to 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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