Two men were arrested last week after they allegedly used a BB gun to rob a man on a Ridgewood street, prosecutors revealed on Tuesday.
Ridgewood’s Enis Mustafa, 30, and Astrit Kupi, 22, were collared by 104th Precinct officers shortly after the stickup, which occurred at 12:15 a.m. on Aug. 10 in the area of 60th Place and Putnam Avenue, according to the Queens district attorney’s office.
Reportedly, the two suspects approached the male victim and attempted to yank the gold chain he was wearing around his neck.
Police said Kupi then allegedly punched the man in the face, and Mustafa pulled a black firearm out of his waistband, pointed it at the victim and demanded additional property.
The victim removed the gold chain as well as a gold bracelet from his wrist and nearly $400 in cash and threw them to the ground. Kupi and Mustafa picked up the items, then ordered the victim to leave.
According to the criminal complaint, responding officers soon spotted Kupi and Mustafa walking in the vicinity of 60th Street and 70th Avenue and stopped them; both men fit the description of the suspects.
Officers found the stolen cash in Kupi’s pants pocket, while the gold chain and bracelet — as well as a BB gun allegedly used in the robbery — were found on the ground near where the suspects were stopped.
Kupi and Mustafa were charged with second-degree armed robbery, second-degree robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property. Both remain held on $25,000 bond or $15,000 cash bail, according to court records.