Cops have connected two recent cell phone store stick-ups to the same individual.
Police said that the thief is responsible for pulling a gun on a worker inside the Telecomm store, which is on Flatbush Avenue, at 9 pm on May 18 and running off with an undisclosed amount of cash and property.
The thief then returned to the area on May 20, where he held up a Sprint store on Church Avenue.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this person’s whereabouts to contact the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
A 40-year-old motorist beat a lady cyclist with a metal rod on May 21 after a near collision on Snyder Avenue and Kings Highway.
Police said that the two nearly impacted at 10:15 pm when suspect Orlando Leach opened his car door, forcing the cyclist to swerve out of the way.
When the two began arguing, the cyclist picked up a metal rod and threw it at Leach, shattering the man’s windshield.
Outraged, Leach grabbed the rod and charged the woman.
He reportedly chased her down and struck her in the head with the metal rod repeatedly, leaving her hospitalized with a shattered jawbone and eye socket before running off.
Cops caught up with Leach after a brief investigation, charging him with assault in the first degree, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon on May 26.
A man attacked cops when they tried to make him leave Prospect Park Parade Grounds after dusk on May 30.
Cops said they found 36-year-old Omar Peck sitting on a bench in a playground area near the Parade Grounds at 1 am. The playground had clearly posted signs saying it was closed at dusk.
Officers asked Peck for his ID, but he gave them a fake Pennsylvania driver’s license, prosecutors were told.
When they tried to take him out of the park, he jumped off the bench, charged one of the officers, knocking the cop against a fence. He then punched the cop, leaving him with a small injury.
Cops wrangled Peck in after a brief struggle, charging him with assault in the second degree, criminal mischief and criminal possession of a forged instrument.
Police have arrested a 21-year-old in connection to a March 5 robbery on Westminster Road.
Prosecutors said that Quasheen Huston and another man jumped their victim between Caton and Church avenues at 8:25 pm.
The duo threw him against a car and ran of off with his bracelet and earrings.
The victim suffered some cuts and bruises during the clash but was otherwise uninjured.
Cops caught up with Huston last week, charging him with robbery in the second degree, grand larceny and assault.
Restaurant wig out
An 18-year-old took out his outrage over some underwhelming french fries by attacking the workers at the Chinese restaurant he purchased them from.
Police said that the customer, identified as Felix Delarosa, was so angered over his floppy fries at 6:40 pm that he started arguing with workers.
He was ultimately ejected from the eatery, which is on East 98th Street between Church Avenue and Willmohr Street, but that didn’t stop him from expressing his outrage.
Police said that he picked up a piece of wood and threw it through the glass window. He then ran back into the restaurant and attacked a worker, leaving the man with some scratches and bruises.
An 81-year-old man attacked another man with a metal chair at a beauty salon on May 23.
Police said that senior Daniel St. Paul was arguing with his victim inside the salon, which is on Church Avenue between East 48th and East 49th streets, at 11 pm when he swung the chair at his victim, leaving him with deep cuts that required stitches at a local hospital.
Cops caught up with St. Paul on May 26, but didn’t use kid gloves when they charged him with assault in the third degree, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.
A crew of thieves hijacked a food delivery man on May 28.
Police said that the suspects grabbed their victim on East 57th Street between Avenues H and I at 9:40 pm, and punched him in the face, taking $70 and the food order he was about to drop off.
Sticky fingered shopping
A 30-year-old thief was arrested on May 30 after he was caught swiping clothes and electronics from the Target at the Flatbush/Nostrand Junction on Flatbush Avenue.
Police said Moses Kizito tried to leave the store with a shirt, three USB drives and a portable hard drive at 12:30 pm before store security stopped and held him for police, charging him wth petit larceny and criminal possession of a weapon.
A 23-year-old felon was gunned down execution style on May 22 — a month after he was arrested for plunging an ice pick into an opponent’s chest outside Brooklyn Criminal Court.
Police from the 70th Precinct were called to a courtyard, which is on Ocean Avenue between Church Avenue and Albemarle Road, at 1:44 pm and found Dymitre Thelismond sprawled out on the street with a single gunshot to the head.
Police sources said that it was still unclear if the slaying has any connection to the criminal charges hanging over Thelismond’s head before his death — he was facing assault charges for attacking a man with an ice pick in April, according to the New York Post.
His victim survived, according to published reports.
Wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can lead them to graffiti vandals.
The hefty reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti, which is one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.
Officials said that cleaning up graffiti is essential to the plan, to show that the community is no longer going to tolerate marred and tagged-up walls and street corners.
According to police, there is a perception that if a community will tolerate graffiti, they will tolerate other criminal activities, such as drug dealing and prostitution.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.