Detectives investigated two separate, yet similar, shootings in the area during which two people were hit — both in the legs.
Police said a trigger-happy gunman opened fire on a 20-year-old man on E. 59th Street, hitting him in the upper right thigh at 4:15 pm on Oct. 6.
The next day, a 22-year-old man was shot in the upper left thigh on Ryder Street at 7:25 pm. Three people were seen fleeing the scene after the gunshot was fired, cops were told.
Cops did not believe the two incidents were related.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 63rd Precinct at (718) 258-4411. All calls will be kept confidential.
A man in a ski mask held up a 32-year-old woman in Mill Basin on Oct. 10, taking her cash and cellphone.
The woman was walking down E. 53rd Street at 12:30 am when the thief grabbed her and pulled a gun. He then grabbed her belongings and ran off, police said.
A thug pulled a gun on a woman on Avenue H on Oct. 8, then — in case she didn’t know — told her “You are being robbed.”
Police said that the odd exchange took place near E. 42nd Street at 10:45 pm. The thief took $300 and a cellphone off the woman before running off, the victim told authorities.
Gun hold up
Two thugs pulled a gun on a 51-year-old man on E. 48th Street on Oct. 4, taking his cash and cellphone.
The victim told police he was nearing Avenue L at 4 am when the suspect pulled a gun and demanded his property.
Gunning for cash
A thief robbed a 26-year-old woman at gunpoint on Oct. 4 during a clash on Avenue H.
The suspect grabbed the woman near E. 53rd Street at 8 pm, robbing her of $130 and her cellphone, cops were told.
Thieves broke into the Furniture Center on Flatbush Avenue on Oct. 8, taking an unknown amount of property.
Workers at the store, which is between Kings Highway and Flatlands Avenue, said someone forced their way into a rear window sometime after 8 pm.
A thief forced open a car parked by the new Walgreens at the corner of Utica and Flatlands avenues on Oct. 11, taking a navigation system.
The car was sitting in the pharmacy’s lot at 8 pm when it was broken into, cops were told.
Flatbush Ave. follies
A thief attacked a worker at a Flatbush Avenue store on Sept. 28 during a botched raid, cops were told.
Police said the hooligan entered the store, which is located between Avenues J and K, at about 5:45 pm and attacked a worker, leaving him with injuries to his face and head.
The thief ran off empty-handed after a brief struggle, police said.
Bagged on N
Two thugs jumped a man on Avenue N on Oct. 1, taking the bag the man dropped after being struck in the head.
The victim was nearing E. 65th Street just before 12:30 am when the suspects approached him from behind and hit him with a heavy object.
The victim fell to the ground, dropping his bag as he did so, police were told. The thieves grabbed the bag and ran off with it.
Two flimflam artists swindled $10,000 from a 78-year-old woman on Sept. 29 during a classic “found money” scam.
The senior was walking on Avenue U near E. 65th Street at 9:40 am when the charlatans approached, wanting to know if she had dropped a bag they found on the sidewalk.
The thieves claimed there was money in the bag, which they were willing to share, as long as the senior forked over some money as an act “of good faith.”
The senior fell for the ploy, giving the thieves the $10,000, but receiving nothing in return.
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