12 The Courier SUN • SEPTEMBER 8, 2016 FOR Breaking news visit www.qns.com police beat Compiled by Anthony Giudice, Suzanne Monteverdi and Robert Pozarycki 103rd Precinct Jamaica Note-carrying crook can’t get cash from Jamaica bank He had a threatening note, but nobody • Masonry believed a word of it. Police are looking for the wouldbe bandit who failed in his attempt to steal cash from a Jamaica bank last Friday morning. According to police, the caper took place at 10:10 a.m. on Sept. 2 “When Only The Best Will Do!” Great Quality, Fair Pricing! inside the Citibank located at 168- 48 Hillside Ave. Law enforcement sources said the suspect walked into the location and approached the bank manager inside his office, then handed over a note demanding cash. The perpetrator then told the manager he had a gun, but did not display a weapon. Authorities said the manager then went to the teller area and did not return. A few minutes later, the suspect got cold feet and fled the location empty-handed in an unknown direction. The attempted robbery was reported to the 103rd Precinct. Police describe the suspect as a black man between 30 and 35 years of age, standing 5 foot 11 inches tall and last observed wearing a darkcolored baseball cap, a white longsleeved shirt, black jeans and white sneakers while carrying a black backpack. Anyone with information regarding the attempted 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. 111th Precinct Northeast Queens Motorcyclist dies in parkway crash A collision on the Cross Island Parkway came to a fatal end for one motorcyclist on Friday, Sept. 2, in Bayside. Bronx resident Michael Ramnath, 26, was operating a Suzuki motorcycle headed northbound on the parkway between the Northern Boulevard exit and the Bayside Marina just before 10 p.m. on Sept. 2 when he attempted to change lanes and clipped the back of a gold BMW. After striking the BMW, the motorcyclist veered to the right, struck the guardrail, and was ejected off the vehicle. Officers from the 111th Precinct and EMS arrived on the scene. They discovered the man with severe body trauma and transported him to Flushing Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. The BMW driver remained on the scene. He has not been charged with any crime. The investigation by the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad is ongoing. St. John’s student killed in J’Ouvert shooting A St. John’s University student was one of the two victims in the deadly shootings at the J’Ouvert festival in Brooklyn on Monday, Sept. 5, police announced. Tiarah Poyau, 22, who aspired to become an accountant, was celebrating at the J’Ouvert parade — an overnight festival signaling the start of Carnival throughout the Caribbean diaspora, which is celebrated throughout Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens and Flatbush — at 4:14 a.m. Monday morning when she was fatally shot at close range in the head outside of 44 Empire Blvd. on the Crown Heights/Prospect Lefferts Gardens border, police reported. According to law enforcement agents, officers from the 71st Precinct responded to the 911 call of the shooting. EMS units also responded and transported Poyau to Kings County Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Less than a half-hour prior to Poyau being shot, 17-year-old Tyreke Borel was shot and killed in a separate shooting approximately one block away, cops said. According to police, an individual has been taken into custody for questioning regarding the murder of Poyau. More information will be released during a press conference, police said. Both shootings come after Mayor Bill de Blasio called for increased security measures at this year’s festivities after two men — one of them Governor Andrew Cuomo’s aide, Carey Gabay — were fatally shot at the 2015 J’Ouvert parade. Over 3,000 police officers were on hand at the parade. The NYPD also brought 45 cameras, more than 250 light stanchions and posters telling people “do not shoot anyone” that were hung across the neighborhoods in order to bolster safety at the parade, DNAinfo reported.
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