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Stray bullets strike
man at intersection
A man was struck and injured aft er bullets
fl ew at a Jamaica intersection early in
the morning of Sunday, Aug. 26.
Police said the gunfi re erupted at about
2:30 a.m. on Aug. 26 in the vicinity of
160th Street and 107th Avenue.
According to law enforcement sources,
a 34-year-old man at the location heard
the shots ring out and, seconds later, felt
pain. He then discovered that he had been
shot in the left arm and back.
Offi cers from the 103rd Precinct and
EMS units responded to the incident.
Paramedics rushed the victim to Jamaica
Hospital, where he was listed in stable
At this time, it’s not clear to police
where the shots came from, or who fi red
No arrests have been made, and the
investigation is ongoing.
Cops are looking for a teen with sticky
fi ngers who spent his summer stealing
cellphones from his victims on the streets
Over the course of two months, the suspect
snatched cellphones out of the hands of
10 victims. Each incident took place between
the hours of 1:15 p.m. and 12:40 a.m. In most
of the incidents, the suspect fl ed the scene on
a black, white and red Eurobike.
Th e robberies, as the NYPD reported,
are as follows:
At 10:50 p.m. on June 29, a 27-yearold
man was standing in the vicinity of
Saull Street and Maple Avenue when an
unknown man snatched his cellphone
from his hands.
At 9:35 p.m. on July 8, a 25-year-old
woman was in the vicinity of Blossom
Avenue and Main Street when the suspect
stole her cellphone, which also had $100
in the case, out of her hands.
At 12:25 a.m. on July 20, the crook
snatched a 48-year-old woman’s cellphone
from her hands and knocked her
to the ground on Maple Street. Th e victim
was treated at the scene by EMS.
At 12:30 a.m. on July 21, a 19-year-old
man was standing on Franklin Avenue
when the thief grabbed his cellphone out
of his hands.
At 12:40 a.m. on Aug. 1, a 46-yearold
man was standing in the vicinity of
Frame Place and Maple Avenue when
the suspect grabbed his cellphone from
At 10 p.m. on Aug. 2, the suspect
snatched a 55-year-old man’s cellphone
from his hands while in the vicinity of
Juniper Avenue and Kissena Boulevard.
At 2 p.m. on Aug. 10, a 30-year-old man
was standing on Maple Avenue when
the suspect stole his cellphone out of his
At 1:15 p.m. on Aug. 15, a 29-yearold
man was standing on Maple Avenue
when the suspect stole his cellphone out
of his hands.
At 12:05 a.m. on Aug. 20, the suspect
snatched a 31-year-old man’s cellphone
from his hands while on Colden Street.
At 2 p.m. on Aug. 24, a 47-year-old man
was standing in the vicinity of Saull Street
and Maple Avenue when the suspect
snatched his cellphone from his hands.
Police described the suspect as a
Hispanic male between the ages of 16 and
18 years old, standing 5 feet, 10 inches tall
and with an afro hairstyle.
Anyone with information in regards to
this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s
Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS
(8477) or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA
(74782). Th e public can also submit their
tips by logging on to nypdcrimestoppers.
com or by texting their tips to 274637
(CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls
and messages are kept confi dential.
Shooter sought for killing
Detectives continue to investigate the
deadly shooting of a 17-year-old man outside
the Ravenswood Houses in Astoria
early in the morning of Sunday, Aug. 26.
Police said the gunfi re erupted just
before 5:20 a.m. on Aug. 26 at the public
housing complex located on 21st Street
between 35th and 36th avenues.
Offi cers from the 114th Precinct and
PSA Unit 9 responded to a 911 call about
the shooting and found 29-year-old Jelan
Moreira, who lived at the Ravenswood
Houses, unconscious and unresponsive
with multiple gunshot wounds to his
Paramedics rushed Moreira to Elmhurst
Hospital, where he was pronounced dead
During the preliminary investigation,
cops picked up a 17-year-old male teenager
believed to be connected to the
homicide and took him into custody for
further questioning. As of the morning
of Aug. 27, no charges have been fi led
Law enforcement sources said detectives
were also questioning a second individual
who may have been connected to
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Fake cops rob pedestrians
in northwest Queens
Th e real cops are looking for a couple
of fake cops behind three recent robberies
in northwest Queens.
According to police, at 12:30 a.m. on
July 7, a 44-year-old male victim was
walking on 103rd Street in Corona when
he was approached by an unknown man
holding a radio. Th e man stopped the
victim, stated “Policia,” and proceeded
to search the victim’s pockets.
Law enforcement sources said the suspect
then took $500 from the victim and
fl ed the scene in a vehicle that was driven
by another man. Th e victim held onto
the car and was dragged along the road,
suff ering abrasions to his lower back
and buttocks. Th e victim refused medical
attention at the scene.
Authorities said the suspects struck
again on July 21. At 10:35 that night,
a 54-year-old man was walking on the
sidewalk down Broadway in Elmhurst
when he was approached by the suspects,
who asked to see the man’s ID.
Th e crooks then snatched victim’s wallet,
which contained $760, and fl ed the
location northbound on Broadway in a
dark-colored, four-door sedan.
Th ere were no injuries reported as a
result of this incident.
Th e third incident took place the next
night, on July 22. At 10:20 p.m., police
said, a 51-year-old man was approached
by the suspects at the intersection of
35th Avenue and 93rd Street in Jackson
Heights. Th e suspects asked to see the
man’s ID and then grabbed his wallet,
which contained $1,000.
Cops said the crooks then fl ed the
scene in a dark-colored, four-door sedan
northbound on 93rd Street. Th ere were
no injuries reported as a result of this
Police described the fake cops as
Call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS
with any information about their whereabouts.