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Police Blotter: Bank robber flees with $4,630 from Northern Blvd. branch

By The TimesLedger

BAYSIDE — A robber fled with $4,630 after holding up a branch of Greenpoint Bank Saturday, police said.

The man went into the bank at 211-11 Northern Blvd. at about 11:50 a.m., displayed a gun and passed a note demanding money, police said.

There were no injuries.

Police were investigating.

Flushing woman reported missing

FLUSHING — An elderly Flushing woman was reported missing last week.

Yu Xia, 80, of 46-47 Union St., was last seen at her home on Sept. 6 at about 4:30 p.m. before leaving to go for a walk, police said.

Three young men shot in Jamaica

JAMAICA — Three men were shot early Sunday morning in Jamaica and were taken to area hospitals in stable condition, police said.

At about 3 a.m. at 162nd Street and Jamaica Avenue, a 19-year-old was shot in the back. Another victim, 20, was shot in the groin and a third victim, 25, was shot in the foot, police said.

No reason was given for the shootings.

Two of the victims drove themselves to Mary Immaculate Hospital and the third was taken to Jamaica Hospital in stable condition, police said.

Police were investigating.

Man beaten in racial attack in Jamaica Estates

JAMAICA ESTATES — An Indian man was beaten Monday in Jamaica Estates by another man after being taunted by ethnic slurs, police said.

Police said the victim, 22, was subject to bigoted remarks by the perpetrator who beat him and caused facial lacerations.

The victim was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital, where he was treated and then released, police said.

Police reported the incident as occurring on Monday, but did not release the time of the attack.

No arrests have been made and an investigation is ongoing, police said.

50-year-old man robbed, shot in hand in St. Albans

ST. ALBANS — A man was shot in the hand and robbed Sept. 5 at Merrick Boulevard and Sayres Avenue in St. Albans, police said.

The victim, 50, was holding $22 in cash at about 9 p.m. last Wednesday when he was approached by two men who snatched the money away from him, police said.

As the victim tried to retrieve the money, police said, he was shot in the hand.

Police were investigating.

22-year-old stabbed on Roosevelt Avenue

CORONA — A man was stabbed Saturday night in Corona, police said.

No motive was given for the attack, which happened at about 9 p.m. Saturday at 103-14 Roosevelt Ave., police said.

The victim, 22, was stabbed twice, once in the neck and once in the chest, and was taken to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition.

Police were investigating.

Truck loaded with asphalt overturns at Junction Blvd.

REGO PARK — A large truck carrying asphalt overturned early Monday morning at the intersection of the westbound Long Island Expressway and Junction Boulevard, police said.

The incident occurred at about 5 a.m. Monday.

All three lanes of the LIE were closed temporarily, police said.

No one was injured, police said.

City council candidate arrested after accident: Cops

CORONA — City council candidate Hiram Monserrate was arrested early Monday morning and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, police said.

Monserrate, 34, was accused of injuring a tow truck operator as the man attempted to repossess Monserrate’s car at about 4 a.m. Monday, police said.

While the tow truck operator apparently tried to take the car, police said Monserrate got inside the vehicle and attempted to drive off, running over the man’s leg in the process.

Monserrate, who is running to replace City Councilwoman Helen Marshall (D-East Elmhurst), was arrested an hour later when the candidate returned to the scene with his lawyer, police said.

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