Four Fingered For R’Wood Beating
Four males were picked up by police early last Friday morning, June 29, moments after they allegedly attacked two people at a Ridgewood corner, law enforcement sources reported.
Police identified the suspects as Ridgewood residents Aleksandro Ajazi, 17, of 70th Avenue; Andre Brown, 17, of Menahan Street and Joseph Morales, 19, of 60th Lane; and Bushwick resident Raymond Saez, 20, of Eldert Street.
Reportedly, the mugging took place at around 4:40 a.m. in front of a location on Seneca Avenue near Madison Street.
According to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, Brown allegedly approached a male victim and punched him in the face, causing him to fall to the ground.
Police said Saez, Ajazi and Morales allegedly joined in the assault after the victim was knocked down, kicking and stomping on the male’s head and body repeatedly. The beating reportedly caused the victim’s wallet and watch to fall off his person.
Morales allegedly grabbed the victim’s property and then demanded money, authorities said. The group then fled from the location.
Law enforcement agents also determined that Brown allegedly ordered an unapprehended female suspect to assault a woman at the location. Reportedly, the female perpetrator punched the woman in the eye and face.
The group of male suspects allegedly then picked up the female victim and dropped her to the ground, according to the criminal complaint.
Members of the 104th Precinct responded to the scene. The male and female victims were both treated for minor injuries including lacerations and bruises.
Shortly after the attack, police officers collared Ajazi, Brown, Morales and Saez and charged each of them with two counts of second-degree robbery and third-degree assault.
The four perpetrators were arraigned last Saturday, June 30, in Queens Criminal Court before Judge Barry Kron, according to court records. Brown and Morales were each released on $10,000 bond, while Ajazi was freed on $5,000. Saez was also released on $1,000 bail.
They are all are scheduled to return to court on July 17.