Shot dead on East 21st Street

Gunned down

A 28-year-old man was shot and killed on the street on June 6.

Police said they responded to a 911 call of shots fired on East 21st Street between Caton and Church avenues just before 11:30 pm, where they found the victim lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The man was rushed to Kings County Hospital where he died, said police, who had yet to release his name as this paper went to press.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is being asked to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Rapist hunt

Cops are looking for two thugs responsible for abducting and raping a 19-year-old girl in East Flatbush.

The victim told police she was walking down Linden Boulevard near Bedford Avenue at 2 am on June 2 when one of the two men grabbed her and dragged her between two cars, where she was sexaully assaulted.

The thug then took the woman to a secluded area where he and his accomplice continued their attack.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

No perks

A former parking garage attendent threatened his ex boss with a screwdriver after he learned that perks, like free parking, ended when he was terminated.

Police said that the 44-year-old parked his car in the lot on Ralph Avenue near Prescott Court at 5:18 pm on May 31 without paying, and his former employer became enraged and called the cops.

The ex-employee moved the car, but returned and started screaming at his former boss with a screwdriver in his hand.

Police took the man into custody, charging him with menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.

Gunning for receipts

A thief held up an elecronics store at gunpoint on May 31, but ended up getting chased by store employees.

Cops said the thief crept into Proline Car Stereo, which is on Utica Avenue near Linden Boulevard, at 9:30 am and surprised a manager in the back office.

The gunman forced the man to his knees before swiping $15,000 in receipts and ordering his victim to count to 20 before leaving the office.

But the thief should have either moved a bit faster or ordered his victim to count to 100. The gunman was just leaving the store when his victim started screaming, alerting other workers to what had happened.

The employees gave chase, but changed their mind about pursuing any further the man when he stopped, turned and announced he was armed.

Shot in the foot

A 23-year-old man was hospitalized on May 31 after he was shot in the foot.

The victim told police he was nearing the corner of Troy Avenue and Avenue I when an unidentified assailant opened fire, striking him in the shoe.

The man took himself to an area hospital for treatment.


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.

Food fiends

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.

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.