Gunman robs Manhattan Avenue bodega of $3K

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94th Precinct


Just following orders

A robber held up a Manhattan Avenue convenience store on Oct. 27, and got away with thousands of dollars, police reported.

The clerk at the store between Milton Street and Greenpoint Avenue said he was changing the trash bags behind the counter at 8:45 pm when the bandit barged in wearing a blue surgical mask. He claimed to know that the chain store had a policy of handing over whatever robbers ask for, cops said.

“I want $2,900 in money orders,” the robber supposedly commanded. “Do not push the button or I will shoot.”

The clerk printed out six money orders worth a total of $3,000 and pressed the alarm button as the robber fled, according to the authorities.

Wedding not present

A scalawag stole a guy’s wallet while he was at a wedding at a ritzy Wythe Avenue hotel on the evening of Oct. 31, NYPD officials related.

The victim said he left his billfold in the jacket he checked at the hotel between N. 11th and N. 12th streets from 6 pm until midnight. When he came back to retrieve his jacket, the wallet was gone, cops said.

Bad door prize

A brute attacked and robbed a woman as she was walking into her friend’s Skillman Avenue apartment building on Nov. 1, officers stated.

The victim said that she went partying at a nightclub with a friend and then went to back to his building between Leonard and Lorimer streets at 5:34 am.

As she was walking in the door, the goon threw her to the ground, grabbed her iPad, camera, and passport, and ran off, a report recounts.

Casing the joint

Two burglars were spotted breaking into a Meeker Avenue apartment building on Oct. 30, according to a report.

The witnesses told police that they saw two bandits break a door to the place between N. Henry and Russell streets at 5:10 pm.

The crooks walked around for a while, then walked out, and did not seem to have any additional property with them, cops said.

— Danielle Furfaro

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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