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Attempted gun sale leads to arrest of five in Flushing

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Five people were busted in the Flushing area Thursday when an attempted gun sale led police to a car containing firearms and stolen jewelry, cops said.

A man flagged down officers from the 109th Precinct Anti-Crime Team about 1:50 p.m. on Thursday to tell them that someone had just tried to sell him a gun, according to authorities.

The officers were able to find the seller at 39th Avenue and College Point Avenue and discovered that he was in possession of an unloaded silver Smith & Wesson .38-caliber firearm, cops said. Police then took him into custody.

A further investigation and search of the area where they found the suspect led cops to a Honda Accord, authorities said. Inside were three men and one woman, along with three handguns, one BB gun and assorted jewelry. Cops took the four into custody and recovered the weapons and jewelry.

The seller and the four in the vehicle — Christopher Rivera, 21, of Queens; Sergio Salcedo, 24, of Brooklyn; and Alexis Perez-Acevedo, 22 , Carmen Riley, 30, and John Nash, 26, of Manhattan — have all been charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property, according to police.

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