Jared jack: Cops nab Subway thief

69th Precinct



A man who police claim robbed two area Subway restaurants was taken into custody this week.

Investigators from the 69th Precinct say the suspect sported a mask and a screwdriver when he barreled into the Subway on Flatlands Avenue near E. 78th Street on Sept. 25 at 8:50 pm.

Waving the screwdriver around, the thief warded off workers as he pried open the register and removed $240.

The suspect repeated the offense on Oct. 13, when he raided a Subway on Ralph Avenue near E. 78th Street in the same fashion.

Cops connected the two robberies to a 30-year-old suspect this week, charging him with robbery.

Envelope swipe

Cops arrested an 18-year-old who they say snatched a cash-filled envelope from an E. 78th Street home on Nov. 11.

The victim claimed that the money was in a woman’s pocketbook at around noon, when the thief removed it from the address between Glenwood Road and Flatlands Avenue.

Popped on E. 83rd

A 40-year-old man was arrested on Nov. 12 for allegedly attacking another man on E. 83rd Street.

The two men were arguing between Glenwood Road and Flatlands Avenue when the suspect lashed out with his fists, leaving his victim with a bloody lip.

Punched repeatedly

Cops arrested a 26-year-old who they say attacked another man during a Nov. 9 argument on Avenue N.

The two were quarreling near E. 97th Street when the suspect attacked his victim repeatedly, leaving him with a smattering of injuries.

Cops from the 69th Precinct caught up with the man a short time later, charging him with assault.

— Thomas Tracy

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at ttracy@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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