Pellet perp busted
A 17-year-old was arrested on Aug. 22 after he was caught taking pot shots at a bicyclists with a pellet gun on Rugby Road.
The woman was rolling between Albemarle and Beverly roads at 7:50 pm when she was hit in the buttocks.
Cops traced the trajectory of the shot to the suspect’s apartment. The teen freely admitted targeting and shooting at the woman as she passed under his window as he was taken into custody, charged with assault in the third degree and reckless endangerment.
A Target employee at the Flatbush Avenue Triangle Mall was arrested on Aug. 19 after he was caught trying to scam a register computer.
Employees of the Nostrand Avenue department store said that the employee would scan inexpensive items at his register, but then bag more pricey items and give them to friends and accomplices. One such exchange took place on Aug. 12, store investigators said.
A 19-year-old was arrested on Aug. 17 when he was caught on a Linden Boulevard building fire escape — trying to break into an apartment.
Residents of the building, which is between Flatbush and Bedford avenues, called police at 1:40 pm after seeing the suspect scale the fire escape.
— Thomas Tracy