Gun goons busted

Gun goons busted

Last week was a bad one for Shoyn Johnson and Nigel DaSilva. Not only were they busted for allegedly having an illegal firearm in their car, but that arrest helped police connect them to a robbery on January 2.

Police said that Johnson, 20, and DaSilva, 21, were driving past the corner of Avenue H and East 53rd Street in Flatlands last week when they were pulled over for a traffic infraction.

The cop who pulled them over looked inside the cabin and saw a loaded .22 caliber pistol, police alleged. Further inspection of the car revealed a small quantity of marijuana as well, said authorities.

Police Officer Steven Yatchenya took both men into custody on drug and weapon charges, officials said.

A short time later, the two were connected to a January 2 robbery in Mill Basin.

Officials allege that the two men held up a third male on East 56th Street between Avenues L and M.

The victim told police that he was walking down the street at 5:30 p.m. when the two suspects allegedly stopped him. DaSilva allegedly put a small caliber gun — possibly the pistol the two were arrested with — to his head, police alleged.

“Just give me your money, all I want is your money,” DaSilva allegedly screamed. Johnson blocked the victim’s path, preventing his escape, officials alleged.

The two men grabbed a small amount of money and two gift cards and ran off, but soon returned and threw the gift cards back at the victim, alleged police.

“Just the cash,” DaSilva said.

Cops connected the two men to the hold-up over the weekend, charging them with robbery, grand larceny, menacing and criminal possession of stolen property.

Gunning for iPods

A crew of gun-toting thugs forced a young man to hand over his cell phone and iPod during a recent holdup.

The victim told police that he and a friend were at the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Avenue U at 3:30 p.m. December 27 when the three suspects began harassing them.

The victims walked off, but were followed for several blocks before the thieves stopped them and demanded their property.

When the victim said no, one of the suspects, later identified as 20-year-old Khiry Jackson, allegedly turned to his partner and said “Give me the gun.”

One of the other suspects handed him what appeared to be a pistol, police said.

“Now what?” Jackson allegedly asked before he and his accomplices swiped the victim’s property and ran off.

Cops from the 63rd Precinct caught up with Jackson this week, charging him with robbery, grand larceny, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

His accomplices remained at large as this paper went to press.

Flatlands attack

An 18-year-old woman has been implicated in a summertime attack on Flatlands Avenue.

Police said that Krystal James and an unidentified other suspect allegedly jumped a young male near East 40th Street back on June 21.

The victim said that he was walking past the corner when the duo allegedly grabbed the victim.

Two two started pushing and punching the victim before one of them jammed a knife into the man’s back, leaving him with a deep wound that needed eight stitches to heal, police alleged.

After a lengthy investigation, cops from the 63rd Precinct arrested James, charging her with assault in the second degree, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

Her accomplice was still at large.

Unrest on Ave. U

Cops were called to Avenue U near East 12th Street after two men were seen trying to pull a woman out of her home.

The victim told police that she had just entered her address at 2:30 a.m. on January 10 when two men, both in their 30s, grabbed her arm.

“You’re coming with us,” one of the men claimed as they tried to pull her away from the door.

The victim managed to fight off the men and run inside, but the suspects wouldn’t let her go that easily.

The two men banged on the door until the glass broke, officials said, adding that responding officers rounded up the two men a short time later without incident, charging them with criminal mischief, menacing and harassment.

The names of the two names were not released as this paper went to press. It’s believed that the two men are related to the victim in some way.

Bottled-up rage

Cops are looking for two thieves who robbed a 20-year-old man after bashing him in the head with a beer bottle.

The victim said that he was nearing the corner of Avenue U and McDonald Avenue at 10 p.m. on December 29 when he was approached by two Hispanic males.

One of the men cracked the beer bottle over his head, causing him to fall.

That’s when the second suspect pounced, removing $130 from the victim’s pants pocket.

Police said that the victim suffered only minor injuries in the attack.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 62nd Precinct at (718) 236-2611. All calls will be kept confidential.

Help wipe out graffiti

As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are now offering a $500 in reward money 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 is urged to contact either 311 or 911.

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