Tag: Robbery

Transit crime was up in January – mostly because of an old-fashioned scheme

NYPD transit officer patrols subway station

Feb. 6, 2024 By Robert Pozarycki and Dean Moses

More than 200 major crimes occurred in the city’s public transit system last month, the NYPD reported — a troubling number that undoubtedly makes New Yorkers wonder about their safety while riding across town.

Three gunmen remain at large after robbing Kew Gardens Hills man inside his own home: NYPD


Jan. 29, 2024 By Bill Parry A Kew Gardens Hills man was robbed at gunpoint by three strangers as he tried to enter his home last week. Police from the 107th Precinct in Fresh Meadows reported that the 36-year-old victim was about to enter his residence in the vicinity of 78th Avenue and Parsons Boulevard on the night of Wednesday, Jan. 24 when he was approached by three men at around 11:30 p.m. They pulled out firearms and forced the victim into his home, taped up his hands and forcibly removed his wallet containing credit cards and approximately $300 in…
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Crunching the Queens crime numbers: robberies and felony assaults on the rise


Jan. 17, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The amount of reported cases of robberies and felony assaults across Queens have each risen over the last month compared to the same period of time a year ago, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Monday. During the 28-day period from Dec. 18 to Jan. 14, reported robberies have increased 51.3% in northern Queens, from 117 cases the previous year to 177 this year. At the same time, felony assaults are up 29.3% in northern Queens, from 184 to 238. The 110th Precinct, which covers Corona and Elmhurst, experienced the…
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New 109th Precinct commander addresses robbery and auto theft concerns in Flushing Community


Jan. 16, 2024 By Rachel Butler Approximately 35 Flushing residents attended the NYPD 109th Precinct Community Council meeting at Bowne Street Community Church on Jan. 11 where they were introduced to a new commanding officer who addressed an uptick in robberies and auto thefts. The NYPD has appointed Deputy Inspector Kevin Coleman to take over the precinct who– prior to the move– was the commanding officer of the 104th Precinct that covers the Queens neighborhoods of Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale. Coleman, who spoke to the attendees, said that he had worked with the NYPD for over 20 years…
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Teenager mugged by two crooks while waiting for L train in Ridgewood: NYPD


Jan. 16, 2024 By Bill Parry A 17-year-old L train rider was beaten and robbed inside the Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenue subway station last week and police from the 104th Precinct in Ridgewood are searching for the two perpetrators. The incident occurred during the afternoon of Monday, Jan. 8, as the teen was standing on the northbound…
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