Fake bill, real mess

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70th Precinct

Bedford-Stuyvesant—Lefferts Gardens

Bogus Benjamin

A pair of teenagers and another man allegedly attempted to pass off a fake $100 bill at liquor store, leading to a raucous melee.

The 16-year-old and 17-year-old went into the liquor store on Nostrand Avenue between Flushing and Park avenues at 9:30 pm on April 29 and tried to pass off the fake bill. When that did not work, they stole a bottle and ran out of the store with it. The store owners followed them, so they allegedly punched one of them in the face and threw the bottle at the storefront.

The teens are charged with second-degree robbery, third-degree assault, criminal mischief, petit larceny, menacing and harassment, according to the District Attorney’s office.

Criminals On Delivery

Two gunmen dressed up as UPS delivery drivers to get into a house, which they then raided.

The 26-year-old defendant and another man showed up at the door of a house on Lenox Road between Bedford and Flatbush avenues at 6:45 pm on March 28 dressed in the customary brown uniforms, according to the District Attorney’s office. Once the owner of the house opened the door, the two burst in burst in, pointing guns.

They then ransacked the house, overturning dressers and mattresses and beating up the owner.

The defendants are charged with buglary, robbery, assault, menacing, petit larceny and harassment.

Botched robbery

A man is facing assault and criminal mischief charges after he allegedly tried to rob a bodega.

The 30-year-old defendant walked into the store on the corner of Flatbush Avenue and Beverly Road at 9:36 pm on April 24 and started throwing items around, and then attempted to get behind the counter, according to the District Attorney’s office. He got into a scuffle with the clerk, slapping him and threatening to kill him.

— Danielle Furfaro

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at
Updated 9:35 am, May 1, 2013
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