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Two arrested in heist-turned-car chase, but mastermind still at large: Cops

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Police arrested two men accused of robbing a Bensonhurst disc jockey on March 14 and shooting at the man when he pursued them — but they haven’t found the third party who allegedly put the pair up to it.

Cops collared accused gunman Doviel Dwyer, 21, of Queens and his alleged getaway driver, Engelberth Calderon, 42, of 86th Street in Bensonhurst following a robbery and car chase on March 14th. Court documents allege that someone gave Dwyer the gun and paid Calderon to keep the engine running during the late-night heist, which took place inside a Stillwell Avenue nightclub — but the mastermind is still on the loose, police said.

Police say someone paid Calderon $1,000 to drive Dwyer to the discothèque between 83rd and 84th streets at 11 pm that night.

Dwyer went into the club wearing all black and a mask, allegedly putting a gun to the disc jokey’s back and taking a gold chain from the man before leaving the club, police said.

The same person who hired Calderon allegedly furnished Dwyer with the gun, according to a criminal complaint.

When Dwyer left, the victim and some friends followed him out to recover the chain, police said.

Calderon fled with Dwyer in a black Chrysler, but the disc jokey and crew pursued them in a 2015 Mercedes Benz and a 2015 Chevy Silverado, a police report states.

The pair lead their pursuers down 86th Street toward Shell Road, eventually making their way onto the eastbound Belt Parkway, police said.

While Calderon drove, Dwyer allegedly fired several shots at the pursuing cars, striking and damaging both vehicles in two volleys unleashed while the cars barreled down the parkway, police said.

Law enforcement officials apprehended Dwyer and Calderon between exits 10 and 11 on the parkway, a police report states.

The two men face robbery and weapons possession charges, and prosecutors are also accusing Dwyer of attempted murder, according to two criminal complaints.

Dwyer’s attorney did not return calls for comment. Calderon’s representative could not be reached.

Police are still searching for the individual who allegedly organized the caper.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577–8477. The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @JustTheMax.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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