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A 20-year-old suspect shot a man and woman on Humboldt Street on April 29, according to cops.
Witnesses told police that the man and woman were near Moore Street at 4:57 am when they got into an argument with the gunman and a second man. The suspect then allegedly shot the victim in his chest and stomach, and the second man struck the victim in the face and head with a chain.
The shooter then turned his gun on the victim’s 25-year-old cousin, and shot her in the chest, police said. Both thugs ran down Humboldt Street and disappeared into a Moore Street building, witnesses told police.
The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital and treated for his wound. Cops are searching for a 5-foot-5 man with brown hair and eyes, and dark skin.
Two gun-wielding thugs robbed four men inside a Scholes Street-basement apartment on April 28.
The victims told police that the pair entered the building between S. Third Street and Union Avenue at 4:30 am with guns blazing. That’s when one gunman said, “Dame tu dinero.” In case the victims didn’t understand, the other translated, “Give me your money. Call the police, and I will kill you.”
The victims handed over $1,000, an iPhone, and several wallets.
A ruffian struck a man with a metal chain on Berry Street on April 27.
The victim told police he was near S. Eighth Street at 5:10 pm when he got into an argument with the thug, who swung a chain at the victim’s head and chest.
A thief stole $10,000 from a second-floor Hewes Street business on April 25.
Cops said that video surveillance from the building between Broadway and Harrison Street caught the masked burglar break in at 10 pm, take the safe, and flee down Broadway.
A thief stole a Kia parked on S. Second Street overnight on April 9.
The driver told cops she parked her car near Driggs Avenue at 4 am, but when she returned at 1 pm the next day, it was gone.
A thief stole a Nissan parked on Scholes Street on April 26.
The driver told police he parked his car near Waterbury Street at 10 am, but when he returned two hours later, it was missing.
— Aaron Short
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