Forced 12-Year-Old To Give Up Phone
Days after their images were published by police, two Queens teenagers were collared last Thursday, Feb. 7, for allegedly robbing a 12-year-old boy on an Ozone Park street last month, law enforcement sources said.
Police identified the duo as Barshaan Morrison, 17, of 226th Street in Brookville and Thomas Williamson, 17, of 146th Street in South Jamaica, both of whom were picked up by members of the 106th Precinct Detective Squad.
Reportedly, the duo confronted the 12-year-old male victim as he walked in front of a location on 111th Street near Liberty Avenue at around 4 p.m. on the afternoon of Jan. 31.
According to information pro- vided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, Morrison and Williamson followed the youngster, then approached him from behind and pushed him against a tree.
Law enforcement sources said that Morrison allegedly demanded that the boy hand over his cell phone. After the child complied with the request, the two teens fled from the scene in an unknown direction.
The case was later reported to the 106th Precinct; the boy was not injured.
Based on information obtained by the 106th Precinct Detective Squad in the course of their investigation, Morrison and Williamson were tracked down last Thursday. They were taken into custody by P.O. Peter Ferrizz and charged with second-degree attempted robbery.
Court records indicated that the duo were arraigned in Queens Criminal Court last Friday, Feb. 8, before Judge Suzanne Melendez, who released them on their own recognizance. They are scheduled to return to court on Mar. 13.