He’s Knocked Out for His Wallet

Cops Cuff Two Men For Ridgewood Mugging

Two men were collared by police last Thursday night, May 2, shortly after they allegedly mugged and knocked out a man inside a store in Ridgewood, authorities reported.

The suspects were identified by police as 24-year-old Alexandro Felipe of 59th Street in Glendale and 27-year-old Alexander Vaquero of Norman Street in Ridgewood.

Reportedly, the trouble began at around 10:50 p.m. last Thursday inside a store on Wyckoff Avenue near Eldert Street.

According to information pro vided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, Felipe and Vaquero approached the victim, punched him several times and knocked him to the ground.

Thereafter, authorities said, the two suspects allegedly continued their assault, punching the man about the body.

At some point during the incident, it was reportedly, the victim lost consciousness.

Law enforcement sources said Felipe and Vaquero allegedly dragged the victim out of the shop, then removed his wallet. According to the criminal complaint, Felipe was observed on surveillance camera footage removing cash from the wallet, then throwing the wallet in a trash can.

Members of the 104th Precinct responded to the location, and Felipe and Vaquero were collared a short time later. The victim regained consciousness and was taken to a local hospital for treatment of injuries not considered life-threatening.

Felipe and Vaquero were each charged with second-degree robbery and criminal possession of stolen property.

Court records indicated that they were arraigned last Friday, May 3, in Queens Criminal Court before Judge Erica Koenderman, who ordered them held on $2,000 bail.

They are scheduled to return to court on May 16.

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