A gunman took $1,500 in receipts from a Rockaway Parkway Burger King on July 25 after waiting on line and ordering some food.
Police said the thug entered the eatery near Avenue L at 11:30 am, waited on line and made an order.
He then pulled a gun, jumped over the counter and began barking orders, surprised employees told police.
“Give me the money,” he demanded before taking $300 from two registers, as well as an additional $1,200 from the manager’s office.
He then fled with the cash, harming no one.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 69th Precinct detective squad at (718) 257-6315.
A 30-year-old turkey lover found himself behind bars on July 22 after he swiped three sandwiches from a gas station near the Gateway Center Mall.
Police said that the suspect entered the gas station near Crescent Street at 2:38 am, grabbed the sandwiches and brought them to the counter.
When a clerk put the items in a bag, he snagged them out of his hands and ran off — but didn’t get far.
Cops caught him hiding in a nearby residential driveway and charged him with petit larceny.
Armed with a hacksaw and a hammer, a thief tried to break into World Class Motors on Utica Avenue on July 23, but ended up behind bars for his trouble.
Police said the 29-year-old suspect tried to break the security gate locks to the auto dealership, which is between Avenues N and O, at 9:20 pm, but was unable to damage the locks.
He was just about to give up his pursuit when cops took him into custody, officials said.
A gun-toting thug settled for a 2001 GMC Yukon when he couldn’t get any money from his victim on July 23.
The 25-year-old victim had just exited his vehicle after parking it on East 58th Street between Foster and Farragut roads at 2:12 am when the stranger pulled a gun on him, demanding his cash.
When the victim said he didn’t have any money, the thief demanded the keys to the car and drove off with it, police were told.
Shot in the leg
A summertime stoop gathering ended in bloodshed on July 14 after one of the attendees was shot in the leg.
The victim and his friends were hanging out on a stoop outside a Paerdegat 11th Street address near East 80th Street when they heard shots across the street.
The group thought nothing of it until one of them felt a sharp pain in his leg. He looked down and found that he had been shot.
Police said that the victim was treated and released after being brought to Brookdale Hospital. Witnesses saw one man running down the street, but didn’t get a good description.
Sources said they have little to go on in this case.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is urged to come forward.
Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Bullets over Breukelen
A young man was shot across the street from the Breukelen Houses on July 11.
Police said that the victim was shot one time at 1:20 am on Williams Avenue between Stanley Avenue and Glenwood Road in the northern end of the housing project. The victim’s injuries were not considered life threatening, police said.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the 69th Precinct detective squad at (718) 257-6315 or the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Shot in Mill Basin
A man was hospitalized on July 20 after a gun-toting crew riddled him with bullets.
The 25-year-old victim, who miraculously survived the ordeal despite being shot in the stomach, leg, and arm, said he was driving down East 58th Street between Avenues N and O just after midnight when the unidentified gunmen opened fire. Two bullets did all the damage, police said, adding that the victim was in stable condition after treatment.
Detectives are investigating the possibility that the victim knew his attackers and that the shooting was a product of an ongoing dispute between them.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the 63rd Precinct at (718) 258-4411. All calls will be kept confidential.
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.