12 The Courier SUN • JANUARY 28, 2016 FOR Breaking news visit www.qns.com police beat COMPILED BY KIRSTEN E. PAULSON AND ROBERT POZARYCKI Wet Basement? 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The robbery occurred at about 5 p.m. on Centre Street off Cypress Avenue, according to reports. Authorities said the perpetrator followed the woman as she entered the apartment house and opened the door to her residence. There, according to police, he approached her from behind, held a knife to her neck and demanded cash. The woman provided the bandit with a sum of cash, but police said that wasn’t good enough for the crook, who then forced his way inside the victim’s apartment and removed additional cash from a bedroom drawer. Moments later, he fled the scene in an unknown direction. Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the incident; the woman was not injured. Detectives from the Queens Robbery Squad obtained and later released security video of the suspect, as shown below. Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website, www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential. 113th Precinct Jamaica, Springfield Gardens Woman shot in South Ozone Park hotel robbery The NYPD released images and video of the getaway car used in a robbery and shooting outside a South Ozone Park hotel on Jan. 21 that left a 53-year-old woman critically injured. Authorities said the victim and her 20-year-old daughter pulled up to the Hampton Inn located at 144- 10 135th Ave. at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday night. The victim got out and went to the hotel lobby, leaving her daughter waiting inside their vehicle. Moments later, police said, an unidentified suspect approached the car, jumped into the driver’s seat, displayed a firearm and demanded cash from the victim’s daughter. When she didn’t produce any money, authorities said, the bandit pistolwhipped her, causing a head laceration. He then removed four rings — one of which is silver with an elephant shape — from her possession. Authorities said the second perpetrator approached the victim as she exited the hotel lobby and demanded cash. A struggle ensued, during which the bandit pulled out a handgun and shot the victim in the torso. The first suspect then took the shooting victim’s handbag and fled with the shooter inside a white 2005-2010 Volkswagen Jetta. Officers from the 113th Precinct and EMS units responded to the incident. The woman was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition; her daughter was not seriously injured. Police describe the first suspect as a 30-year-old black male, standing 5 foot 11 inches tall with a medium build who was last seen wearing a black ski mask, a black Columbia jacket, black pants and black sneakers. The shooter was described as a black male with braided hair. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential. Southeast Queens street gang members guilty of murder plots Four alleged gang members were convicted on Jan. 20 of conspiring to murder two members of a rival gang. Justin Campbell, 19; Dane’e Cato, 23; Jahmarley Jones, 21; and Trevor Lucas, 23, are allegedly part of four affiliated gangs: SNOW, Loyalty Over Everything, Young Bosses and Mobbed Out Bosses, according to District Attorney Richard A. Brown. They reportedly operated out of Laurelton, Rochdale Village and Rosedale. Jurors found the four suspects guilty Wednesday on seconddegree conspiracy charges after a 10-week trial, and they are set to be sentenced next month. All four face up to 25 years in prison. Between March 30 and April 1, 2014, prosecutors said, the defendants collaborated to kill two rival gang members in retaliation for the shooting death of a SNOW member in March 2014. On April 1, 2014, Jones and Campbell met with other gang members in Montbellier Park in Springfield Gardens regarding the plot, and fled after being confronted by police. The two were quickly apprehended, with Campbell being arrested after running from a vehicle that had been stolen just hours earlier. Following his arrest, law enforcement sources said, Jones lied to police about his name, date of birth and address in order to prevent them from finding out his real identity. District Attorney Richard A. Brown said, “The convictions obtained in this case today strike at the heart of a unified and criminally active group of young people who threatened the lives and safety of innocent bystanders by conspiring to kill two purported members of a rival gang in retaliation for the shooting death of a SNOW gang member. As such, the imposition of lengthy prison sentences is more than warranted.” Jones and Lucas are scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 9, while Campbell and Cato are scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 17.
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