Woman gunned down in Midwood

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Woman murdered

A gunman opened fire on a 31-year-old woman on Ocean Avenue in Midwood on Sept. 19 — killing her.

Witnesses told police that the woman was inside the building, which is near Avenue J, when the unidentified suspect attacked. The woman, who was not named by late Tuesday, died at the scene.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.


A pair of goons robbed a 23-year-old man in an alley off of E. 19th Street on Sept. 17.

The victim was between Quentin Road and Avenue R at 12:15 am when one of the suspects grabbed him, pulled out a long kitchen knife and forced him into the alley, where he and an accomplice robbed him of $100.

“Don’t scream or don’t talk or we will cut you,” one of the thieves threatened before making off with the loot — only to get arrested a short time later.

Social site slash

A thug attacked a 17-year-old with a knife on Sept. 18 during an E. 12th skirmish — all because the victim was talking to the assailant’s girlfriend on Facebook.

The victim was between Kings Highway and Avenue R at 9:20 pm when the suspect approached, demanding to know why the victim was one of his girlfriend’s Facebook pals.

Then, during the ensuing argument, the thug brandished a knife — stabbing his victim in the chest.

The teen was taken to Lutheran Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition after treatment.

Biting burglar

A 23-year-old burglar chomped down on a cop taking him into custody on Sept. 18 when a break-in at an Avenue U home went awry.

Police spotted the thief trying to break into a house between Brown and Batchelder streets just after midnight. But, when they approached, the thief hunkered down onto the floor and refused to get up.

The cops were forced to yank the thief up off the floor — and one of the officers was bitten on the thumb as a result.

The man was arrested for both assault and robbery.

Home ransacked

A thief broke into an E. 22nd Street apartment on Sept. 16 — taking more than $1,600.

The victim left her home between Avenue P and Quentin Road at 5:30 pm to attend night school classes. When she returned at 9:20 pm, her entire home had been tossed.

Cops believe the thief entered the home through a window attached to a fire escape.

E. 18th burgle

A goon broke into an E. 18th Street home on Sept. 13 — while the 39-year-old homeowner rushed her baby to the doctor.

The victim said she ran out of her home between Quentin Road and Avenue R at 1 pm. She returned nearly two hours later, only to learn that someone had forced open the side door, removing $8,000, a laptop computer and some jewelry.

Wheel whisk

Thieves swiped two wheels from a 2011 Honda parked on E. 8th Street on Sept. 16.

The vehicle was left near Quentin Road at 5 pm. When its owner returned at 9 pm the next night, the wheels were missing.

Navigation error

A crook broke into a 2008 Toyota parked on E. 22nd Street on Sept. 17, taking a navigation system.

The 30-year-old car owner parked his vehicle between Avenue P and Quentin Road at 10 pm — possibly leaving his doors unlocked. When he returned to the car an hour later, the navigation system was gone.


A thief broke into a 2011 Mercedes Benz parked on Kings Highway on Sept. 16 — taking both an iPod and an iPad.

The 44-year-old owner of the luxury car said she parked her vehicle near E. 27th Street at 3 pm. She returned to it shortly after 11 pm to find her passenger side window broken and her cabin looted.

— Thomas Tracy

Posted 12:42 pm, September 22, 2011
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Lucia from Kensington says:
What happened in the 66 precinct recently? We're dying for coverage. Thanks.
Sept. 22, 2011, 2:55 pm

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