Armed Man Robbed Foe During Dispute
Detectives collared a Brooklyn man last Saturday, Jan. 7, for allegedly robbing at gunpoint and threatening to kill a man with whom he was arguing at a Ridgewood location on New Year’s Eve, law enforcement sources reported.
Police identified the suspect as 37-year-old Jamal Takazawa of Pitkin Avenue in the East New York section of Brooklyn, who was picked up last Saturday following an investigation by the 104th Precinct Detective Squad.
Reportedly, the incident took place at around 11:05 p.m. on the evening of Dec. 31, 2011 at a location at the corner of Woodward and Gates avenues.
According to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, Takazawa became embroiled in an argument with another man inside the premises.
During the dispute, law enforcement sources noted, the suspect allegedly pulled out what appeared to be a black firearm and threatened to kill his foe. He reportedly then stole the man’s cell phone, which had been lying on a table, and fled from the scene.
The incident was later reported to the 104th Precinct. The man was not injured.
Following questioning, Takazawa was arrested by 104th Precinct detectives and charged with first- and second degree armed robbery.
According to court records, he was arraigned on Monday, Jan. 9, in Queens Criminal Court before Judge Lenora Gerald, who ordered him held on $15,000 bond.
Takazawa is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 23.