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The individual pictured is wanted for a robbery in the 103rd Precinct.

Updated Jan. 30, 10:00 a.m.

Police have arrested a man who allegedly stabbed and robbed his victim in Jamaica last week thanks to the discipline of the suspect’s mother.

Pursuant to an active investigation, 19-year-old Jeff Platel was arrested on Jan. 29 at approximately 7:15 p.m. The Springfield Gardens resident is being charged with attempted murder and robbery.

According to sources familiar with the investigation, the suspect’s mother saw the media coverage of the incident and brought her son into the 103rd Precinct to turn himself in.

The incident took place on Jan. 21 at approximately 4:48 a.m., police said, the 27-year-old male victim was walking in the vicinity of 90th Avenue and 148th Street when he was approached from behind by the suspect.

Law enforcement sources said Platel allegedly demanded the victim’s property. When the victim tried to run away, police said, the suspect tackled him from behind and stabbed him three times in the torso with an unknown sharp object.

The pereptrator then grabbed the victim’s backpack and fled eastbound on 90th Avenue, police said. Among the items in the backpack were a laptop and a pair of headphones.

Officers from the 103rd Precinct responded to the incident. The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical but stable condition.

The incident was captured on camera; on Jan. 28 police released the following footage of the suspect.

 

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