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Crime & Cases November 14, 2013  RSS feed

Held Up For His Luggage Along Ridgewood Street

Seek Armed Bandits For Caper
by Robert Pozarycki

While walking toward a subway station, a man was confronted by armed robbers on a Ridgewood street Sunday morning, Nov. 10, and swiped the luggage he had been toting, according to police.

Reportedly, the stickup occurred at around 6:20 a.m. in front of a location on George Street near Wyckoff Avenue.

Law enforcement sources said the 30-year-old male victim was walking southbound on George Street toward the Halsey Street L train station when he was approached from behind by two suspects.

Police said the crooks—one of whom was described as a Hispanic man, the other a black male— displayed a firearm and demanded the victim’s property.

Seconds later, the bandits reportedly took the man’s luggage— which contained clothing, electronic devices and shoes—and fled on foot a short distance before entering a tan minivan.

The crooks were last seen speeding from the location southbound on Cypress Avenue, about a block away from the crime scene, authorities noted.

Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to a report of the robbery. The victim was not injured.

The case was presented to the 104th Precinct Detective Squad for further investigation, police said.

Anyone with any information regarding the stickup that could prove helpful is asked to call the 104th Precinct Detective Squad at 1-718-386-2735; all calls will be kept strictly confidential.