Police: Burglar robbed man with shotgun in Ridgewood

Police are investigating a gunpoint robbery that took place in Ridgewood last month.

According to police, on March 16 at approximately 11:38 p.m., the suspect pictured to the left allegedly approached a 31-year-old man outside a home at an unidentified location in Ridgewood. The suspect reportedly displayed a shotgun and demanded the victim’s chain, but only fled with his jacket.

Another male was allegedly with the suspect but did not engage with the victim, who was unharmed.

The suspect is described as a  approximately 5’6″ tall, approximately 150 lbs., wearing a black hooded jacket and a black ski mask.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website atWWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 

Police looking for suspect in Radio Shack robbery

The NYPD 104th Precinct is looking for a man they believe robbed the Radio Shack in Ridgewood last month.

According to police, the suspect entered the store by breaking a glass door at around 5:35 a.m. on Saturday, February 25. Once inside, he allegedly removed an undetermined amount of merchandise and U.S. currency before fleeing to an unknown location.

The suspect – one of three involved – being sought in connection with the crime is described as a Hispanic male, medium build, last seen wearing rectangular framed glasses and a long sleeve blue hoodie with Nike insignia.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website atWWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Police looking for suspect in a string of Ridgewood burglaries

Over the past few months, police believe as many as 31 burglaries in Ridgewood may be connected.

In just the past week, according to police there have been multiple incidents in the vicinity of Harman Street and Himrod Street near Cypress Avenue.

In all of the incidents in the past week, it’s reported that the burglars entered the residence through rear windows via the fire escape. On Monday, March 13, it was reported that a home was robbed of $300 in jewelry and another was robbed of $3,000 in jewelry.  The day before a resident of the same block came home to find a ring had been stolen.

Police are looking to speak with the man pictured in the video below, taken from a home in the vicinity of Cypress Avenue and Himrod Street.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

 

Ridgewood resident shares video of motorcycle theft

A Ridgewood man posting on Facebook under the name Radek Chrzanowski, shared surveillance footage of what appears to be two perpetrators stealing his motorcycle on Ridgewood Social. He’s offering a $500 reward for tips, and can be contacted at rudy4pl@hotmail.com

He posted the video, below, along with the following message:

I live in ridgewood and last week I’ve unfortunetly had my beloved motorcycle stolen. I’ve got footage of the theft and a decent shot of the perpetrator’s faces. I was wonder if you’d be so kind and share my facebook post about the theft so maybe someone in the neighborhood recognizes them. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Two sought in connection to multiple burglaries

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Surveillance footage from the first incident.

The New York City Police Department released a surveillance image of the two men wanted in connection to at least five burglaries that took place in Ridgewood over February, March and April.

According to police, the five incidents are as follows:

• On Saturday, Feb. 27 at around 5:30 a.m., the unknown individuals allegedly cut the locks on the roll down metal gates and illegally entered 466 Woodward Avenue. After gaining entrance, they broke into an ATM, removing an undetermined amount of cash as well as 40 cartons of cigarettes and $600 from the register before fleeing the scene.

• On Wednesday, March 23 at around 3 a.m., unknown suspects entered a 803 Cypress Avenue forcibly through a rear door. They broke into the ATM and removed $17,380. Also at the scene a recording device was destroyed as well as the tape inside.

• On Sunday, April 10, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. the next morning, unknown suspects entered 2042 Grove Street by cutting the locks on the metal doors. The ATM was broken into and $17,840 was stolen.

• On Monday, April 18, between the hours of 11 p.m. and about 6 a.m. the next morning, individuals entered 62-85 60th Place through a basement access door. $170 was removed from the ATM.

• On Tuesday, April 26, between the hours of 11:55 p.m. and about noon the next day, unknown individuals entered 853 Wyckoff Avenue, where they damaged the ATM Machine and removed $15,760.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

Police make 12 narcotics arrests in two days

The NYPD 104th Precinct and Queens North Narcotics took a number of illicit substanses off the street this week.

According to NYPD 104th Captain Mark Wachter, police have made 12 arrest in Glendale, Ridgewood, Middle Village and Maspeth. The various busts have taken place at private houses, a local deli and suspect’s vehicles.

In total, the operation has recovered: 190 glassines of heroin, 3 ounces of cocaine, 192 xanex pills, oxycodone, 5 pounds of marihuana and a .38 caliber handgun.

“Once again, I would like to thank the community for your support in helping us make this a better community to live,” Wachter said.

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Woman escapes attempted rape in Ridgewood

Police are looking for a man they say attempted to rape a woman in the vicinity of Harman Street and Seneca Avenue earlier this month.

According to police, a 26-year-old was walking alone at around 3 a.m. on Sunday, May 6, when she was approached by a man who threw her to the ground and attempted to rape her.

The man is described as either Black or Hispanic, with a light complexion, in his teens, with a slim build.

At this time, police have not confirmed if the incident is connected to the March 19 alleged crimes where a man attempted to rape two women in separate incidents 15 minutes apart, in the vicinity of Harman Street.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

See video of the suspect below:

Police looking for help identifying mugger

Police are looking for the public’s help in identifying a man accused of mugging two individuals within the confines of the 104th precinct.

According to police, on Saturday, April 30 at around 2:18 a.m., at an unspecified Ridgewood location, the suspect approached the two male victims from behind. He allegedly punched the 45-year-old victim in the face to knock him unconscious, then punched and pushed to the ground the 47-year-old victim.

Police say the suspect then removed the 47-year-olds cellphone and wallet then grabbed the 45-year-old’s wallet before fleeing the scene.

The individual is described as a male Hispanic, 17 to 23 years old, 5’6 to 5’8, 160 pounds; last seen wearing a gray hooded sweater and gray sweatpants. Surveillance video of the incident is linked below.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

 

Police close Ridgewood spa by court order

The NYPD 104th Precinct continued their hardline enforcement of illegal spas in the Ridgewood, Glendale and Maspeth area this weekend with the closure of Body Work and Foot Spa, located at 66-05 Fresh Pond Road.

Police announced the closure on twitter:

A search of the address brings up a massage listing on the website Backpage.com, which is commonly used for escort services and illegal massage parlors.