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A trio of gun-toting thieves is being sought for holding up a Flatlands Avenue check-cashing store.

Workers at Chou-Chou Services, 7915 Flatlands Avenue, said that the suspects entered the business at 7 p.m. on December 3 and pulled a gun on the man behind the counter.

The suspects fled the store with an undetermined amount of currency, said police. No one was harmed.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 69th Precinct Detective Squad at (718) 257-6315. All calls will be kept confidential.

Cops have scraped up a scrapper wanted for seriously injuring two Canarsie men back in November.

Officials said that after a short investigation, Farad Hutton, 21, was taken into custody last week in connection with the November 10 attack in which he allegedly beat up two men on Foster Avenue near East 104th Street.

The suspect left one of the men with bruises to the face, police alleged. His second victim received the lion’s share of the attack, suffering a broken ocular bone that needed to be treated at a local hospital.

It seems that Hutton didn’t give up his pugilistic ways, police alleged. When cops caught up with him on December 3, he allegedly screamed at the officers while he tried to fight them off.

“I’m a f—king beast!” he screamed.

Hutton was ultimately charged with assault in the second degree, menacing, harassment and resisting arrest, officials said.

Police have arrested three young men in connection with two neighborhood robberies.

Officials said that Darius Jeffrey, 20 and Clevon Pearson and Shawn Joseph, both 18, were taken into custody about an hour after they allegedly held up a man at the corner of Foster Avenue and East 94th Street on the afternoon of December 2.

The victim said that he was nearing the corner at 12:30 p.m. when the three men allegedly surrounded him and stuck an object in his back.

“Don’t make us shoot you,” one of the men allegedly threatened as the others robbed the victim of his wallet and two cell phones.

The thugs allegedly ran off, but cops caught up with them at the corner of Flatlands Avenue and Rockaway Parkway, officials said. No gun was recovered.

But that’s where Jeffrey was connected to a second robbery that occurred on East 93rd Street a day earlier.

Police said that Jeffrey allegedly had the SIM card from a cell phone swiped from the December 1 robbery, in which an area man was surrounded and robbed of his property.

Cops are reportedly trying to determine if Pearson and Joseph were also involved in the prior hold-up.

All three men were charged with robbery, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

A motorist accused of driving around Canarsie on a suspended license spent the last two months on the lam after he shoved and ran away from the cop taking him into custody, police alleged.

Officials allege that 19-year-old Travis Lazare had been pulled over at the corner of Flatlands Avenue and East 77th Street on the afternoon of October 14 for driving without his seatbelt.

When the cop checked his license, he learned that Lazare’s license had been suspended.

Fearing an arrest, the 19-year-old allegedly pushed the cop when he was asked to get out of the car and ran off, leaving his 2005 Infiniti behind.

Cops finally caught up with the fleet footed fugitive last week, charging him with attempted assault, resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and being an unlicensed operator.

Oh, he was also hit with the safety belt violation, police said.

A 26-year-old woman found herself crumbling under the pressure after she was caught allegedly trying to cash a bogus check belonging to the Bay Ridge based Falcone’s Cookieland.

Officials alleged that Rhadone Thompson entered the Citibank on Ralph Avenue near Avenue J on the afternoon of December 5 with a check from the cookie company in her name for nearly $950.

Questions were raised, however, when a teller realized that Thompson’s check was out of sequence from others that Cookieland had cut to vendors and employees over the last week.

When contacted, workers at Cookieland allegedly said that they didn’t know Thompson and that a check was never written out in her name.

Cops charged Thompson with criminal possession of a forged instrument and the attempted falsifying of business records.

A holiday purchase at Kings Plaza took an unexpected turn last week when a 19-year-old tried to buy a pair of sneakers with a stolen credit card, police alleged.

Officials from the 63rd Precinct said that Anthony Harrison was arrested at the Flatbush Avenue mall near Avenue U at 9:30 p.m. on November 30 when the card he used was declined and flagged as stolen.

He later admitted that he knew that the card had been stolen, although he was not the one who had taken it. He had purchased it from another man on Fulton Street, he said.

Cops charged Harrison with attempted petit larceny.

A man was shot in the arm and torso as he and a friend left a party on Glenwood Road early Saturday morning.

The victim, 25, said that he and his pal had just left the party near East 98th Street at 6 a.m. on November 28 and approached their car parked on Conklin Street between East 97th and East 98th streets -- not knowing that the phantom gunman had already had them in his sights.

The victim said that when he and his friend got into the car, the gunman, described only as a black male, crept up to them, pulled a gun and reached into the open window.

He then fired three rounds, hitting the 25-year-old twice in the arm and once in the torso.

Police said that the victim was rushed to Brookdale Hospital where he was listed in stable condition after treatment.

The gunman was still at large as this paper went to press.

Anyone with information regarding the assailant’s whereabouts, or anything about this incident, is asked to call the 69th Precinct detective squad at (718) 257-6315. All calls will be kept confidential.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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