Tag: crime

Crunching the Queens crime numbers: felony assaults on the rise as crime overall flattens


Feb. 28, 2024 By Christian Murray The number of felony assaults reported across Queens over the last month are up nearly 10% compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD on Feb. 26. During the 28-day period from Jan. 29 to Feb. 25, the number of felony assaults reported increased 9.6% in northern Queens, from 197 incidents last year to 216 this year. Meanwhile, in southern Queens, the number of felony assaults also rose 9.6% over the period, from 187 to 205. The jump in the number of felony assaults…
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Crunching the Queens crime numbers: robberies and felony assaults on the rise


Jan. 17, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The amount of reported cases of robberies and felony assaults across Queens have each risen over the last month compared to the same period of time a year ago, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Monday. During the 28-day period from Dec. 18 to Jan. 14, reported robberies have increased 51.3% in northern Queens, from 117 cases the previous year to 177 this year. At the same time, felony assaults are up 29.3% in northern Queens, from 184 to 238. The 110th Precinct, which covers Corona and Elmhurst, experienced the…
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Three masked gunmen sought in armed robbery of Laurelton deli: NYPD


Dec. 8, 2023 By Bill Parry Police from the 105th Precinct in Queens Village are looking for three suspects who robbed a Laurelton convenience store at gunpoint on the night of Sunday, Dec. 3. The three men walked into the 4 Star Deli & Grill at 218-30 Merrick Blvd. just before 10:30 p.m., pulled out silver handguns and demanded cash from a store employee, police said. The worker complied, handing over $1,500 in cash and the suspects proceeded to grab merchandise from the shelves before running off on foot on Merrick Boulevard in an unknown direction. The gunmen stole $160…
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Dept. of Education employee busted for trying to kidnap teen as she walked to school in Cambria Heights: NYPD


Nov. 17, 2023 By Bill Parry A city Department of Education employee was arrested Thursday, Nov. 16, and charged with attempted kidnapping and other crimes for allegedly trying to abduct a 15-year-old girl who was walking to school in Cambria Heights on Nov. 15, according to authorities. Detectives from the 105th Precinct went to the home of 32-year-old Yogeshwar Narine just as he was parking his black SUV in front of his residence and took him into custody without further incident, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the case. The maintenance worker was positively identified from a photo…
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SUV driver sought in attempted kidnapping of teenage girl walking to school in St. Albans: NYPD

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Nov. 16, 2023 By Bill Parry A 15-year-old girl was nearly kidnapped while she walked to school in St. Albans on Wednesday, Nov. 15, according to authorities. Police from the 105th Precinct are on the lookout for the driver of a black SUV who was next to his vehicle at around 8:20 a.m. at the intersection of Francis Lewis Boulevard and 113th Road. He suddenly lunged at the girl and grabbed her and attempted to pull her into the SUV, according to authorities. The victim was able to break free from his grasp and ran away from the location, police…
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Man suffers serious eye injury during random attack in Jamaica Hills, suspect still at large: NYPD


Nov. 9, 2023 By Bill Parry A man in Jamaica Hills suffered a serious eye injury during an unprovoked attack in late September, according to the NYPD. Police from the 103rd Precinct in Jamaica are looking for a suspect who approached the 41-year-old victim on the morning of Monday, Sept. 25, as he stood in front of a smoke shop at 179-46 Hillside Ave. and threw an unknown object into his face, police said. The assailant ran off westbound on Hillside Avenue. EMS responded to the crime scene and rushed the victim to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for treatment for…
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Two individuals sought in three attacks on transit workers in Queens: NYPD


Nov. 9, 2023 By Bill Parry The NYPD is looking for a pair of individuals who assaulted MTA workers in two Queens police precincts last month. Police from the 109th Precinct in Flushing are searching for a woman who attacked two bus operators in two separate incidents nearly two hours apart in College Point during…
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Two men sought in armed robbery at South Ozone Park T-Mobile store: NYPD


Nov. 3, 2023 By Bill Parry A T-Mobile store located near the Van Wyck Expressway in South Ozone Park was robbed at gunpoint in October and police from the 106th Precinct are still searching for two men who allegedly pulled off the heist. Police reported that, at around 6:20 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, a 23-year-old man was working in the corner storefront at 134-11 Rockaway Blvd. when two unidentified men entered the shop. One of the men pulled out a handgun, while his partner forcibly removed around $1,700 in cash from the register, as well as a Samsung cellphone….
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