A pair of pedophiles in Flushing, daring bank robbers get snagged, and 8 other top stories from Queens

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There was a lot of crime committed and several arrests were made this week in Queens, including the three men who broke into a Rego Park bank through the roof and took over $4 million in valuables from safety deposit boxes, while two pedophiles preyed on children at the same playground in Flushing.

However, there were plenty of positive stories to come out this week as an urban design studio proposed an alternative for when the L train goes down for 18 months, Zika spraying will take place in northeast Queens, and the always-popular LIC Flea were among this week’s top stories from all across the borough.

Catch up on this week’s top 10 stories:

  1. Two pedophiles used Bowne Playground in Flushing as the setting for their attacks on a 12-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy earlier this month.
  2. Three teens broke into a Fresh Meadows apartment and tried to rob the resident at gunpoint, but made off empty-handed.
  3. One urban transportation planning firm has proposed sending the E train along the G train tracks to help alleviate the congestion on other lines once the L train goes down for 18 months in 2019.
  4. A gunman engaged his victim in conversation with his victim before fatally shooting him in the head in Flushing.
  5. Three men were arrested for breaking into the Maspeth Federal Savings bank in Rego Park for stealing over $4 million in valuables from safety deposit boxes.
  6. College Point, Flushing and Whitestone were sprayed earlier this week to prevent mosquitoes that may potentially carry the Zika virus.
  7. It turns out that a Middle Village man was a major leader in a huge heroin ring that just got busted in Long Island.
  8. It was a non-significant fender-bender but a driver punched another driver so hard he remains on life support and his recovery prospects aren’t very optimistic.
  9. Community and some elected officials urge the city to take better care of historic slave burial ground in Flushing.
  10. Summer unfortunately also means a lot of violence on women. This creep groped two women on Astoria streets within minutes.

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