Two teens busted for armed robbery in Jamaica last month, third suspect remains at large: NYPD

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Cops collared two teens who are accused of robbing a 66-year-old man at knifepoint in Jamaica. A third suspect remains at large.
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An 18-year-old South Ozone Park man and his 17-year-old accomplice were arrested Sunday and charged in connection to an armed robbery in Jamaica late last month. Police from the 107th Precinct in Fresh Meadows are still looking for a third suspect.

Jay-R Parmachand, of 109th Avenue, and the youngster who was not identified because he is a minor, were booked at the 107th Precinct on multiple robbery counts for an incident that occurred on the morning of Friday, Mar. 29.

At approximately 4:10 a.m. in the vicinity of 134th Street and the Grand Central Parkway service road, three strangers approached a 66-year-old man and brandished a knife while demanding money. They forcibly removed the victim’s shoulder bag that contained $150 in cash, his cell phone and two credit cards, an NYPD spokeswoman said. The three suspects ran off eastbound on Union Turnpike toward Briarwood. The victim was not injured during the incident.

Parmachand was charged with three counts of robbery while the minor was charged with criminal possession of a weapon for pulling out the knife, three counts of robbery, and criminal possession of stolen property. The third suspect remains at large.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

Through Apr. 7, the 107th Precinct has reported 30 robberies so far in 2024, 7 fewer than the 37 that were reported at the same point last year, a decrease of 18.9%, according to the most recent CompStat report.