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Cops nab second suspect in coin dealer murder • Brooklyn Paper

Cops nab second suspect in coin dealer murder

Second jeweler killer found

Police have arrested a second man in connection with the death of a Midwood coin dealer.

Chk Srown was apprehended in Florida on Sept. 3 and charged with second-degree murder for killing 61-year-old Steve Halfon.

Prosecutors claim that Srown and 26-year-old Andrew Jackson dragged Halfon from his car near his office on Kings Highway and McDonald Avenue on Aug. 23, put him in another car and beat him to death as they robbed him.

The suspects dumped his body on E. Seventh Street near Avenue M — just a few blocks from his home.

Cops arrested Jackson on Aug. 26 after finding his fingerprints in Halfon’s car.

A third person involved in the killing had not been found as of Tuesday evening.

Man leaps from building

A man killed himself in Kensington on Sept. 1 after leaping from an apartment building on Ocean Parkway, near Cortelyou Road.

The man’s body was found lying on the ground at 10 pm, witnesses told police.

Cab crasher bust

A goon swiped a livery cab from Woodruff Avenue on Aug. 27 — then crashed it during a failed escape attempt.

The cab driver took the 35-year-old suspect from Manhattan to Woodruff Avenue near Ocean Avenue at 5:30 am, but the two quickly began to quibble over the fare.

The 35-year-old jumped out of the car and ran off. The cabbie gave chase, only to discover that the goon was running back to the cab, which was unlocked.

He jumped behind the wheel and sped off, only to be taken into custody after smashing it into a pole a few blocks away.

Gunned down

A gunman opened fire outside of a Linden Boulevard social club on Aug. 28 — killing one man and wounding a second.

The victims were outside the club, which is near Rogers Avenue, at 8:45 pm when the gunman let loose a barrage of bullets.

A 28-year-old man was shot in the chest and died of his injuries at Kings County Hospital. A second man was hit in the leg and was treated and released.

No motive for the attack had been released by late Tuesday.

Phone thieves busted

Two men were arrested on Aug. 26 after they beat and robbed another man of a cellphone on Dorchester Road.

The two men attacked their victim near Flatbush Avenue at 7:40 am, punching him in the mouth. They then rifled through the man’s pockets, taking his phone.

— Thomas Tracy

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