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Robbery Suspect Cuffed In Qns.

Charged With Three Ridgewood Holdups

A Bushwick man remains locked up for allegedly committing several knifepoint robberies in Ridgewood and Glendale last month, law enforcement sources announced.

Bryant Aguilar, 21, of Menahan Street (pictured at right) was arraigned on Monday, Mar. 10, in Queens Criminal Court on firstdegree robbery and first-degree armed robbery charges for three holdups which occurred on Ridgewood streets between Feb. 23 and Feb. 24.

Reportedly, Aguilar was initially picked up by 83rd Precinct officers on Feb. 23 for allegedly shoplifting at a Bushwick store. Upon further investigation, authorities said, he was linked to a knifepoint robbery in the neighborhood earlier in the month.

According to police sources, Aguilar allegedly confessed to two knifepoint robberies in Ridgewood and was linked to two similar capers in the community. He was transferred to the 104th Precinct Detective Squad Monday for booking on three of the four incidents.

Additional charges are pending the results of the ongoing investigation.

Police said Aguilar allegedly struck first in Ridgewood at about 3 p.m. on Feb. 23 at the corner of Summerfield Street and Cypress Avenue.

Reportedly, he approached a woman, displayed a knife in his waistband and demanded her property. According to the criminal complaint provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, Aguilar allegedly threatened to stab the woman if she did not comply with the request.

The woman reportedly told him she had nothing to give, and the suspect fled the location.

Two hours after that caper, law enforcement sources said, Aguilar allegedly robbed a woman at knifepoint on Summerfield Street near where the attempted robbery occurred.

Reportedly, the victim provided the suspect with $30 in cash; upon taking the money, it was noted, the perpetrator fled from the scene on foot.

Authorities said the third robbery occurred at about 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 at a location on 62nd Street between 74th and 75th avenues in Glendale’s Liberty Park section.

Law enforcement sources stated Aguilar allegedly brandished a knife, pointed it at a woman and demanded cash and her phone.

The victim reportedly provided him with cash, and the suspect fled from the scene.

All of the Ridgewood and Glendale robberies were reported to the 104th Precinct.

During Monday’s arraignment hearing, Queens Criminal Court Judge Donna M. Golia ordered Aguilar held on $150,000 bail and to return to court on Mar. 25.

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