Knife-Wielding Crook Strikes Ozone Park,  Ridgewood

Knife-Wielding Crook Strikes Ozone Park, Ridgewood

Photo Courtesy of NYPD

The suspect robbed at least two victims in Queens last month.

By Michael V. Cusenza
City Police on Monday reached out to the public for help in identifying and locating a young man wanted in connection with armed robberies last week in Ozone Park and Ridgewood.
According to police reports, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the 70-year-old female victim was just arriving at her residence in the vicinity of Glenmore Avenue and 76th Street when the suspect approached her, displayed a knife and demanded money. He removed $100 in cash and $6,300 worth of jewelry, then fled on foot in an unknown direction. No injuries were reported in the incident, cops said.
And on Monday, Jan. 22, around 7:55 a.m., the man entered the Bank of America on Myrtle Avenue and Forest Avenue, approached a 27-year-old woman and displayed his knife while demanding cash. He stole $120 from the victim and fled northbound on Forest Avenue. No one was injured.
The suspect is described as a black man in his early 20s, 5-foot-7, last seen wearing a black hooded jacket, backpack, blue jeans and red sneakers.
Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, (888) 57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit info by logging onto or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All correspondences are strictly confidential.
The NYPD Crime Stoppers Program, which began in 1983, offers rewards up to $2,000 for anonymous information provided to the hotline or website that leads to the arrest and indictment of a violent felon.


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