109th precinct

Cops arrest alleged catalytic converter thieves in Flushing
Cops arrest alleged catalytic converter thieves in Flushing
Northeast Melissa Chan 1/29/2014 at 3:36PM

Police arrested two men in Flushing for allegedly sawing catalytic converters off multiple trucks in a U-Haul storage lot. The device — which contains precious metals inside, like platinum — has been the target of a costly new citywide crime trend.

Queens woman admits to bogus ‘blessing scam’
Queens woman admits to bogus ‘blessing scam’
Northeast Melissa Chan 12/06/2013 at 1:32PM

Fengluan Qin, 50, pleaded guilty to using a phony “blessing” scam to take nearly $5,000 in cash and jewelry from three Flushing women. She is a Chinese national with an expired visa, believed to be living in Flushing.

Police searching for suspects in Flushing, Briarwood robberies
Police searching for suspects in Flushing, Briarwood robberies
Police Angy Altamirano 11/24/2013 at 10:08AM

Police are looking for two men wanted in connection with two robberies on Saturday. According to the NYPD, the first robbery occurred at approximately 12:25 a.m. in the vicinity of 58th Road and 138th Street in Flushing. The two suspects approached a 22-year-old male victim, placed him in a chokehold, displayed a firearm and then [...]

109th Precinct cautions about airplane ticket scams
Police Queens Courier Staff 10/29/2013 at 11:41AM

RACHEL LANDAU The 109th Precinct urges users of certain websites to be extra cautious. According to officers, a 23-year-old Asian man is wanted by police for duping a victim out of thousands of dollars.  The man sold the victim 19 roundtrip tickets from New York City to Shanghai, valued at $22,000, which he said he [...]