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The 106th Precinct Anti-Crime team helped make the arrests and recover four guns.
By Forum Staff
Anti-Crime officers from the 106th Precinct last week arrested three people and recovered four guns after responding to a 911 call of a burglary in progress in South Ozone Park, according to the NYPD.
The team responded to the scene near the Van Wyck Expressway and 105th Avenue and spoke to the victim before broadcasting the three suspects’ descriptions and direction of flight over the department radio.
Officers searched the area and discovered the two men and one woman heading westbound on 107th Avenue. As the cops attempted to stop the three individuals, one of the men dropped a gun to the floor as they continued to walk. Uniformed officers exited their vehicle and stopped the three individuals. One of the men began to reach into his waistband and the woman dropped her purse to the ground. The officers retrieved a loaded Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver from the waistband of the man and a loaded .22-caliber revolver from the purse. Officers also recovered a 9mm Hi-Point semi-automatic handgun that was dropped by the other man, according to the NYPD.
All three suspects, cops said, were arrested and charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal trespassing.
Additionally, a further investigation revealed that the suspects had exited a Lincoln Navigator, which was parked near the initial incident location near the Van Wyck Expressway and 105th Avenue. Officers responded to that location and saw ammunition in plain view inside the vehicle. After obtaining a search warrant for the vehicle, officers recovered a .40-caliber Hi-Point semi-automatic handgun, as well as approximately 200 rounds of various ammunition.