Cops are looking for three bandits responsible for a series of armed robberies on the streets of Ridgewood and Bushwick dating back to early October.
Each incident occurred during late night and early morning hours, with between two and three suspects ambushing a victim walking through the area. Police said that one of the perpetrators pointed a gun at the victim and demanded assorted property, usually a wallet and/or cellphone.
QNS previously reported about one of the incidents, which occurred at 1:20 a.m. on Nov. 6 along Decatur Street between Irving and Wyckoff avenues in Ridgewood. In that incident, two perpetrators approached a 40-year-old man walking home from a neighborhood bar. One of the suspects displayed a gun and demanded his wallet and cellphone.
The crooks then removed about $800 in property from the victim, then fled the scene on foot. The victim was not injured.
On Nov. 20, the NYPD announced that the suspects involved in that caper also took part in six other robberies near the Ridgewood/Bushwick border. The cases, as described by police, are as follows:
- At 11:43 p.m. on Oct. 9, three bandits approached a 22-year-old man in the area of Seneca Avenue and Madison Street in Ridgewood, displayed a gun and demanded the man’s wallet and clothing. They removed property valued at $1,200.
- At 2:35 a.m. on Oct. 30, the three perpetrators robbed a 20-year-old man at gunpoint near the corner of Woodbine Street and Knickerbocker Avenue in Bushwick. They stole $650 in property from the victim before fleeing.
- At 3:40 a.m. on Nov. 7, the three bandits robbed a 41-year-old man at gunpoint near the corner of Ridgewood Place and Palmetto Street, just over the Ridgewood/Bushwick border. The suspects took $800 in property from the man.
- At 10:30 p.m. that same evening, the crooks held up a 21-year-old man in the area of Troutman Street and Central Avenue in Bushwick, taking $1,000 in property from him.
- At 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 11, two suspects approached a 23-year-old man at the corner of Ridgewood Place and Madison Street near the Ridgewood/Bushwick border and held him up at gunpoint. They removed $600 in property from the victim.
- Finally, at 3:10 a.m. that same morning, three suspects held up a 22-year-old man along Palmetto Street between Irving and Knickerbocker Avenues in Bushwick, removing $60 in property from him.
Cops described the suspects as black men in their 20s wearing all dark clothing. The NYPD released video footage of the perpetrators on Nov. 20.
Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit the Crime Stoppers website, send a direct message to the Crime Stoppers Twitter account (@NYPDTips) or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.