Bandits target homes in Brooklyn, Queens

February 20, 2009 9:07:05 PM PST
Investigators are trying to catch the bandits responsible for 17 push in robberies in Brooklyn and Queens. In each incident, the suspects ring the doorbell, when a victim answers the door, the suspect displays a firearm and forces their way into location.

The suspects then remove property and flee the scene in a silver or white minivan.

The robberies date back to last October:

Monday, October 06, 2008, 1:20 p.m. in the vicinity of Madison Street and Wilson Avenue. An undetermined amount of cash was removed from the home. The victim, a 36-year-old woman, was not harmed.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 8:30 p.m. in the vicinity of Stanhope Street and Irving Avenue. An undetermined amount of cash was removed. The victim, an 18-year-old male, was not harmed.

Monday, October 27, 2008, 7:45 a.m. in the vicinity of Dekalb Avenue and Myrtle Avenue. A 44-year-old man was shot in the buttocks during the robbery. He was treated and released at Wycoff Heights Hospital. No property was stolen.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 11:00 a.m. in the vicinity of Dekalb Avenue and Wycoff Avenue. An undetermined amount of cash, jewelry and a cell phone were removed. The victim, a 47-year-old woman, was not harmed.

Thursday, October 30, 2008, 8:40 a.m. in the vicinity of Dekalb Avenue and Wycoff Avenue. The residence was burglarized. No one was home and nothing was taken.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 3:15 p.m. in the vicinity of Weirfield Street and Irving Avenue. An undetermined amount of cash was removed. The victim, a 21-year-old woman, was not harmed.

Monday, November 17, 2008, 9:00 a.m. in the vicinity of Cooper Avenue and 60 Street. An undetermined amount of cash, a cell phone and jewelry were removed. The victim, a 47-year-old man, was not harmed.

Monday, December 01, 2008, 2:35 p.m. in the vicinity of Everton Street and Woodhaven Blvd. Jewelry and a cell phone were removed. The victim, a 21-year-old woman, was not harmed.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008, 10:30 a.m. in the vicinity of Bushwick Avenue and Bleecker Street, An undetermined amount of cash was removed. The victim, a 16-year-old male, was not harmed.

Sunday, December 28, 2008, 7:00 hours, in the vicinity of Dekalb Avenue and Irving Avenue. An undetermined amount of cash was removed. The victim, a 78-year-old man, sustained a minor injury after he was punched in the face.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 11:15 a.m., in the vicinity of Arlington Avenue and Ashford Street. An undetermined amount of cash was removed. The victim, a 41-year-old woman, was not harmed.

Monday, January 26, 2009, 9:30 a.m., in the vicinity of Jefferson Avenue and Evergreen Avenue. An undetermined amount of cash, a laptop and jewelry were removed. The victims, a 43-year-old woman and a 7-year-old boy, were not harmed.

Thursday, February, 05 2009, 6:55 p.m., in the vicinity of South 1 Street and Hooper Street. An undetermined amount of cash and jewelry was removed. The victims, a 46-year-old woman, two men ages 21 and 20, and a 3-year-old boy, were not harmed.

Friday, February 6, 2009, 11:00 a.m., in the vicinity of Hancock Street and Wilson Avenue. An undetermined amount of cash, jewelry and a cell phone were removed. The victims, a 23-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman, were not harmed.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 7:10 p.m., in the vicinity of 144 Street and Linden Blvd. An undetermined amount of cash was removed. The victim, a 72-year-old man, sustained a minor injury after he was struck in the head.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 8:10 p.m., in the vicinity of Etna Street and Hale Avenue. An undetermined amount of cash, a cell phone and jewelry were removed. The victims, a 35-year-old woman and two teenaged girls, were not harmed.

Thursday, February 19, 2009, 9:30 hours, in the vicinity of Bushwick Avenue and Harman Street. No property was removed. The victims, a man and a woman, both 35, were not harmed.

The suspects are described as three Hispanics men, 25-30 years old. All were wearing black leather gloves.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the New York City Police Department's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.

You can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers web site at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or texting their tips to 274637 (crimes) then enter TIP577.


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