Shot in the back
A trigger-happy gunman opened fire on two men as they returned home from a nearby bowling alley on Sept. 18, hitting one of them.
The victims told police they were walking near the corner of E. 82nd Street and Avenue K at 2 am when an unidentified male across the street saw them and pulled his gun.
The victims saw the gun and ran, but one of them — a 22-year-old — was hit twice in the shoulder, cops were told.
The man was listed in stable condition following treatment at Brookdale Hospital. Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 69th Precinct at (718) 257-6315. All calls will be kept confidential.
A thief threatened to shoot a woman on Rockaway Parkway during a Sept. 18 mugging and made off with her money — but not far.
The woman was walking between Avenues J and K at 3:30 am when the suspect pulled his gun, and demanded her money.
The thief ran off with the cash — only to find himself in handcuffs a short time later.
Four on one
A cruel quartet jumped a man on E. 85th Street on Sept. 18, taking his portable radio.
The man was enjoying his music between Farragut and Glenwood roads at 9 pm when the suspects ran up and attacked.
The thieves punched their victim in the head repeatedly as they swiped the radio. Cops apprehended two of the suspects a short time later.
Cops were called to an E. 87th Street home on Sept. 18 after an unhinged 18-year-old attacked and robbed a relative.
Cops say during an argument inside the home, which is between Avenue J and Flatlands Avenue, at 8:50 am, the teen punched and chocked his relative.
He ran off with his relative’s cellphone, but soon returned claiming he would break the door down if she didn’t give him all her money.
Cops took the teen into custody without incident, charging him with assault, petit larceny and criminal mischief.
Stabbed during break-up
A thug stabbed a 26-year-old man in the back on Sept. 19 during a brawl on Utica Avenue.
The victim was hanging out with his pal between Avenues I and J at 5 am when he got into an argument with an unidentified male.
When things got violent, the victim tried to break up the fight, but was stabbed for his trouble.
Left in stitches
A 22-year-old E. 57th Street resident was arrested last week for attacking his father with a bottle, leaving the older man needing 10 stitches.
Police said that the two family members were arguing in their home, which is between Flatlands Avenue and Avenue J, on April 20 when the son grabbed the bottle and attacked.
The assault was never reported until this week, said police, who arrested the son on assault charges after they were told what had happened.
A thief broke into an Avenue N jewelry store on Sept. 14, but only made off with a wooden box.
Workers at Seaview Jewelers, which is between E. 59th Street and Ralph Avenue, said that someone cut their way through the front gate around 3:30 am and entered, but nothing was taken except the box.
It was unclear if any valuables were inside the box as this paper went to press.
Jet Ro jack
Two gun-toting thugs held up a pair of Jet Ro Cash and Carry employees on Sept. 13, taking an assortment of items left behind at the end of a busy shift that were worth thousands of dollars.
The workers told police they spent all day making deliveries for Jet Ro, and when they returned at 11 pm, the distribution hub on Foster Avenue near E. 100th Street was closed.
The two decided to take the leftover items home for the night and were about to put them in their cars when the thieves flashed their weapons and ran off with the goods.
Stabbed in the back
Three fiends jumped a 29-year-old on Sept. 8 for no apparent reason, stabbing their victim in the back.
The victim told police he was nearing the corner of Lott Place and E. 40th Street at 12:30 pm when the suspects attacked and stabbed him twice.
A thief entered a Ralph Avenue address on Sept. 9 by removing an air conditioner sticking out of the window.
Cops were told that the thief entered the home, which is between Glenwood and Farragut roads, sometime after 8 pm, taking $600, some electronics and a cell phone.
Help wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can help them arrest neighborhood vandals.
The hefty reward is part of the city’s ongoing push to rid New York of graffiti, the leading quality of life complaint brought to police.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.