Crooks targeting crooks
Talk about the “Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.”
A crew of gun-toting thugs ended up accidentally shooting each other during a daring heist at a Bensonhurst jewelry store last week.
Police said that the three suspects, described as black males in their 20s, entered Benz Jewelers, 2039 86th Street, at 1 p.m. on December 29 and flashed their weapons.
They then began barking orders, demanding that workers hand over all the cash and jewelry.
What they didn’t expect was their prey’s pluck, however.
When one of the victims began struggling with the would-be ringleader, the man shot off a round %u2013 right at his partner, police said.
“I’m hit!” the wounded man screamed before all three scrambled out of the store.
The panicked perpetrators did have the wherewithal to run off with some of the jewels and the money, said police, who were still looking for the three suspects as this paper went to press.
Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts is urged to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 62nd Precinct at (718) 236-2611. All calls will be kept confidential.
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