Tuesday, March 13 at 9:50 p.m. -- Police took a report about an attempted robbery that occurred near the corner of Watson and Ward avenues. One of two individuals asked a 25-year-old man for a dollar on his way into a store. The victim told him he didn’t have any money, and proceeded into the store. The two individuals then waited outside the store and when the victim came out one pulled a knife and demanded his money. The victim ran away. One of the individuals is described as a dark-skinned man who is between the ages of 14-years-old and 17-years-old. He was wearing a black coat, dark colored pants and dark sneakers. The second person is a dark-skinned man also around the same age. He was last seen wearing a black coat, dark colored pants and dark colored sneakers.
Saturday, March 17 12:45 a.m. -- A robbery and shooting took place in front of 1338 Morrison Avenue. A 26-year-old man, a taxi driver, was confronted by an individual with a handgun who shot the victim several times before taking $23 and fleeing the location. The victim was taken to Jacobi Medical Center where he was listed in stable condition. The individual who shot him is described as a black man in his twenties who was wearing all black.
Tuesday, March 20 at 7:16 p.m. -- Cops got a report of a robbery inside of a boutique located at 286 W. Fordham Road. A black man in his early 30s who is about six feet tall approached a store clerk and asked the price of an item of clothing. Then he took out a switchblade knife and said “give me all of the money you have right now.” The store clerk opened the register and removed $200 cash and gave it to the individual, who then left the store and fled toward Cedar Avenue. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. The individual is about 180 pounds with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black sneakers, blue jeans and sunglasses.