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Police search for suspect in three Queens bank robberies


| brennison@queenscourier.com

RMA #223-12 MCS Bank Robb. 2-24-12 (1)

Police are searching for a suspect they believe is responsible for three February bank robberies.

The suspect hit three Chase banks all along Queens Boulevard. In each instance the suspect, described by police as a 30-year-old black male, approached the teller with a note demanding money.

The three robberies occurred on February 3, February 14 and February 23 at the Rego Park, Long Island City and Forest Hills branches, respectively.

The suspect made off with money only one of the three times.

Anyone with information regarding the identity or whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (8477). 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 entering TIP577.

 

Courier Police Blotter


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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109th Precinct

Downtown Flushing, East Flushing, Queensboro Hill, College Point, Malba, Whitestone, Beechhurst and Bay Terrace

 Seek bank robber

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery that occurred within the confines of the 109th Precinct.

On Friday, January 20 at approximately 5 p.m., the suspect entered a Chase Bank, located at 57-27 Main Street, approached a teller and demanded cash. According to police, the teller complied and handed the suspect an unknown amount of cash before he fled.

 There were no reported injuries.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

 

Thief stabs woman in stomach

 Cops are on the hunt for an assailant who stabbed a 51-year-old woman in the stomach after he tried to snatch her purse.

 Police said the woman was rushed to New York Hospital Queens with non-life-threatening injuries on January 26 from Union Street, where she was attacked at 6:15 a.m.

Police seek missing 83-year-old woman

 Police say an 83-year-old woman never returned home from a doctor’s appointment.

 Xiu Lan Shen was last seen on January 30 at her doctor’s office located at 136-20 38th Avenue.

 Police say she is approximately 5’02″and weighs 105 pounds. She was last seen wearing a brown jacket, black sneakers and black pants.

 Anyone with information in regards to her location is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

111th Precinct

 Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Auburndale, Hollis Hills and Fresh Meadows

 Precinct Community Council meeting

 The 111th Precinct Community Council will meet on February 7. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. the meeting will take place at the precinct stationhouse, located at 45-06 215th Street in Bayside.

114th Precinct

 Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Jackson Heights

 Two suspects wanted for a commercial robbery

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating two suspects wanted in connection with a commercial robbery.

On January 17, at approximately 6 p.m., two male suspects entered 23 Steinway Street armed with a handgun. Police say they ordered the owners, employees and one customer to lie on the floor while they removed money. Police say they then fled on foot southbound onto Steinway Street.

One suspect is described as a male black, approximately 35 years old and 5’10″ tall, weighing 190 pounds. Police say he has dark skin and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a black ski cap, a black hooded jacket, blue jeans and tan work boots.

The other suspect is described as a male black, approximately 35 years old and 6’1″ tall. Police say he weighs 190 pounds and has a slim build and dark skin. He was last seen wearing a black ski cap and black hooded jacket.

 These suspects are wanted for a commercial robbery on Steinway Street.

 

115th Precinct

 East Elmhurst, North Corona and Jackson Heights

 

Male assaulted, found dead on ground

 A 25-year-old Hispanic male was found dead in front of 111-08 38th Avenue on January 31.

Police responded to a report of an unconscious male, and upon arrival, found the unidentified victim dead on the ground with trauma to his head.

According to police, further investigation determined that the victim had been assaulted by a group of unidentified males.

Although there are no arrests yet, police said the investigation is ongoing.

Suspect wanted for impersonating a cop

 The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an individual wanted for questioning in regards to a robbery and criminal impersonation of a police officer.

 On December 25, at approximately 8 a.m., the suspect approached a 50-year-old male victim in the rear of 35-38 96th Street.

 The suspect identified himself as a police officer, proceeded to search the victim and removed the victim’s watch and wallet — which police say contained miscellaneous items — before he fled from the location.

 The suspect is described as a male black, 5’6″ tall.

 Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.

 

Two Men Shot Dead, One on a Bus in Queens


| jlane@queenscourier.com

Graphic by Jay Lane

Two Men Shot Dead, One on a Bus in Queens

A gunman killed two people — one on a crowded city bus — in Queens on Friday afternoon, the authorities said. The police said that when they arrested a suspect, he told them he “had a beef to settle.” One of the victims was his girlfriend’s son. He apparently did not know the other one. A third person was shot on the bus, but survived. The violence began at about 3:40 p.m. in an apartment in the Baisley Park housing complex at 116th Avenue and Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in South Jamaica, the police said, where an 18-year-old, described as the son of the suspect’s girlfriend, was shot in the neck and then fell or jumped out of a second-floor window. Read More:  New York Times

 

TSA Officials Deny Grandmother Was Strip-Searched At JFK

A grandmother from Long Island says she was injured and humiliated during a strip search at Kennedy Airport. Lenore Zimmerman, 85, says she asked be patted down instead of walking through a body scanner because she thought it would interfere with her defibrillator. Instead of a pat-down, she says the security screeners took her to a private room and asked her to remove her pants and other clothing. Read More: NY1

 

Victim Marvin Gilkes told wife ‘I love you so much’ before being shot to death by maniac on Q111 bus in Queens

The Queens bus passenger fatally shot by a crazed ex-con told his wife “I love you so much” the day he died — and was on his way to see his mom when he was shot on the Q111. Minutes before Marvin Gilkes was shot in the back of the head Friday, accused gunman Damel Burton had killed his girlfriend’s 18-year-old son, police said. Authorities say he was delusional, certain his past crime victims and every passenger on the bus was out to get him. Injured — but recovering in Jamaica Hospital— was Jojuan Lipsey, 29, who was shot in the jaw on the bus. Read More: Daily News

 

Marlins reel in Jose Reyes for 6 years, $106M

Jose Reyes is speeding to the suddenly splurging Miami Marlins. The All-Star shortstop became the second top free agent to land with the Marlins in a matter of days, agreeing Sunday night to a $106 million, six-year contract, CBSSports.com’s Danny Knobler confirms. After adding All-Star closer Heath Bell for $27 million over three years, the Marlins gave the NL batting champion a deal that includes a club option for 2018 that would make the contract worth $120 million, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not yet been announced. Read More: CBS News

 

Heist cop hired to drive Brooklyn bus

An infamous dirty cop — who was caught moonlighting as a bank robber in the 1990s — has a new gig driving a city bus in Brooklyn, The Post has learned. Former Queens cop Paul Voss is now working the night shift driving the B44 bus, some 13 years after his arrest for sticking up five banks — including one when he was on duty. The MTA knew all about his criminal past, but it decided to hire the badge-betraying bandit last April. Read More: New York Post

 

J. Cole earns Best New Artist Grammy nod

In a year that J. Cole released a debut album that reached the top of the Billboard charts, the St. John’s University graduate has been recognized for his meteoric rise with a Grammy nomination. Cole, 26, was nominated for Best New Artist where he will go up against The Band Perry, Bon Iver, fellow Queens rapper Nicki Minaj and Skrillex.  Acts such as The Beatles, Mariah Carey and Alicia Keys have taken home music’s version of Rookie of the Year. Read More: Queens Courier

 

Accused deadbeat dad ordered to pay child support for Staten Island son

A Queens man is accused of ducking out on more than two years of child support payments for his Staten Island son. Authorities say Sammy D. Pico, 28, was ordered in October 2007 by a Family Court judge to pay $63 a week in child support. According to court papers, he was in arrears for $16,485.  His son, who is now 11 years old, lives in Grymes Hill, according to authorities. Read More: Staten Island Live

Man in Fake Beard Fires at Officers in Queens, Police Say

A man disguised with a fake beard and wearing a dark trench coat pulled a gun from his pocket and shot at two police officers who approached him in Queens on Friday afternoon, the police said. Neither officer was injured when the man, described only as in his 30s, opened fire at the corner of 37th Road and 76th Street in the Jackson Heights section. He fled and was not caught. His fake beard, dark glasses and hat were recovered during the chase, the police said. Read More: New York Times

Police Find Queens Shooting Victim In Car With Multiple Wounds

Police are investigating the shooting death of a man found with multiple gunshot wounds inside a car in Queens. Ronny Valdez, 29, was found Saturday morning slumped over the wheel of a White Acura with New Jersey license plates in Howard Beach. Neighbors say Valdez was shot while driving and lost control of the vehicle, side-swiping another car before coming to a stop. Read More: NY1

Bank Robbery in Jamaica


| mpantelidis@queenscourier.com

The woman police say robbed the Chase Bank in Jamaica on November 1.

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for a bank robbery that occurred at the Chase Bank, located at 90-14 Jamaica Avenue, within the confines of the 102nd Precinct.

On Tuesday, November 1, at approximately 2:26 p.m., the suspect, described as a white female in her 30’s with blonde hair, entered the Chase Bank, approached a teller and demanded cash. The suspect threatened that she was in possession of a gun, but never displayed the weapon. The teller then handed over an undetermined amount of money, after which the suspect fled the bank. She was last seen walking westbound on Jamaica Avenue.

            The suspect is said to be approximately 5’08” and weigh roughly 150 pounds. She was last seen wearing eye glasses, a black and white Adidas nylon top and blue jeans.

The NYPD is requesting that anyone with information regarding this incident call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 577 TIPS (8477). 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.