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Police Arrest One of the Suspects Wanted in String of Sunnyside Robberies; NYPD

Three Suspects (Photo: NYPD)

March 23, 2019 By Christian Murray

The police have arrested one of the three suspects wanted for a string of violent robberies that have taken place in Sunnyside this month.

Police arrested a 15-year-old youth on Friday afternoon and charged him with three counts of robbery, two counts of assault and one count of a gang assault. The police would not release his name, given his age. However, the teen is a resident of Queens, according to the NYPD.

The suspect was arrested for his alleged involvement in an assault of a 62-year-old man in front of Burger King, at 40-15 Queens Blvd., on Saturday, March 9; the sucker-punching and robbery of a 34-year-old man at Greenpoint and 48th Avenues on March 11; and the robbery of a 45-year-old man at knife point who was walking to work on Monday, March 18, at around 1:20 a.m. by 34-00 Review Ave.

The police have yet to arrest the other two suspects. The investigation is ongoing.

Assault of Man at the corner of 48th and Greenpoint Avenue March 11 (NYPD)

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EricTheGrape

Can’t we sentence them to school? A technical or trade school? The era of free is over thanks to cell phones and cameras everywhere. Of course, restitution to victims needs to be priority as well. Enslave them with intense academia and work. Society pays for it in more ways than one so it’s worthy endeavor.

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How old have you gotten Jimmy

At 1PM they were seen at the McDonald’s Qns Blvd and 38th Street on Saturday.

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ortsac selrahc

If they were there how come you didnt call the police? or tell the manager that they were there?

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Where is Jimmy?

I find it bewildering that our representatives are nowhere to be found. They show up for photo ops to tear leaflets off of light polls and chase jobs away that 70% of their constituency want. But where are they when they are needed? What is their job? Why do we hire them? Why do we vote for people who seem bent on destroying productive people’s attempts to cultivate a great city and happy home?

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Bruno

You losers need JVB to hold your hands through every ordeal you read or hear about that takes place in the neighborhood. Pathetic!!

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Jimmy

So then I asked beside being crime victims of this trio, what else did the targets have in common?

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rikki

uh lemme see the same hoodie? the same color of dark skin??? the same Lithuanian gang??

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Irish in sunnyside

No hope, no future, no one really cares else we would have already come together as a society long ago to intervene and prevent these children getting to this point

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Dear Boss

Prevent children from getting to this point?

Parents who don’t have unlimited data plans and who give a shit.

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Dear Boss

You all should promise “immunity” for ratting out his accomplices. Then of course, after you get confessions from all, deny knowledge of the agreement. This little parental upbringing-less little shit needs to know what shitting in innocent people does.

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Dear Boss

You all should arrest his parents as well. There’s a reason a 15 year old is doing this.

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A.Bundy

looks like you have to arm yourself to protect your life in this area since thugs are rampant. I would rather be judged by 12 members of a jury than carried by 6 pole bearers. But that’s just me.

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Dear Boss

Exactly. How can we take this guy seriously when he has no idea what he’s talking about?

Pall bearers. Which they don’t have anymore. It’s done by the funeral parlor people!

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Dear Boss

Just pay attention to your surroundings and make wise choices. Everyone is responsible for their own safety.

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rikki

The parents are legally responsible till they are 18, but content of character does not apply to black people today, and we should end MLK day

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rikki

so will he get a slap on the wrist because of race? will parents be held responsible? Will mama lose section 8 and welfare? I would love to see a judge say….plead guilty and mama will not be evicted from public housing.

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His parents

Because he is 15, he doesn’t know any better? What kind of bulls**t is that. What’s next, he’s a just a victim and can’t help himself. I would like to see who his parents are, could learn a lot from that.

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Dear Boss

He doesn’t know any better because he was obviously never taught not to steal, be a hoodlum, or be home by 9pm. THIS is where the parents are just as guilty as he. The ROBBED him of an unincarcerated life!!!

Simple.

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Gardens Watcher

Good news! One down, two to go. I thought they would be caught this weekend. The weekend ain’t over yet, guys.

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Anonymous

Fifteen year old gang member doing ongoing adult crimes = Rikers! (Now give the names of your friends.)

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anon

They have the little scumbag on camera committing the crimes. No offense to the NYPD but Toody and Muldoon (google it) could have had all of the suspects in custody before the last crime was committed. The PD is busy trying to turn these multiple felonies into misdemeanors before the next CompStat meeting. To paraphrase George Costanza ”it’s not a felony, if you pretend it’s a misdemeanor “.

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and the wee lad says thanks President Trump

Such a shame that the 15th year old will be going to jail at such a young age. But thanks to President Trumps prison reform act signed last year he may get out of prison early, be reformed and become a contributor to society.

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Awi

At 15 you are still a kid- this child is a product of the dysfunction perhaps in his home, possibly mental illness, or neighborhood, and definitely society. I pray kids who commit crimes are reformed while in Juvenile Detention and become civil and productive adults.

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Not a kid

He is not a kid. Kids don’t rob and attack. Dysfunctional or not, he is a thug and needs to be prosecuted. He probably won’t be reformed. This is the how he will be the rest of his life. He was doomed before he was born. Uneducated parents who couldn’t take care of themselves, let alone a child. Might not even know who his father is. Soon he will children of his own and they will end up the same way, because this is all he knows. Parents at 16. Grandparents at 35. This is a way of life for some people.

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Dear Boss

You notice these numbers, too? Yea.

And… The parents are ok with being grandparents by age 35!!!!

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Dear Boss

Downvote all you want. It shows you enjoy being a grandparent when you also continue to give birth yourself. Parents are supposed to TEACH their children to improve, not emulate.

Bruno

What part of Queens is this loser from? This will be the very same student body that will attend the new middle school on 48th and 39th Ave. Bet he lives in low income housing.

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Anonymous

And what have to do the low Income housing with this kind of activities? For your information NO he is not living in low income houses he lived in the street because his parents never took care of him or his sister and no he is not from Sunnyside, And may be you don’t know this but just in case I am letting you know that you can find bad people anywhere including around
You and me and we don’t live in low income houses.

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Billy

Anonymous- Are you saying this “thug” is a product of people who should not have had children? Should his parents be charged with abuse abandonment and or neglect?

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Anonymous

He lived in the street? Looks well fed and dressed for a homeless teenager. Seemed content to prey on innocent victims with his merry crew of dirtbag poser gangbangers in training.

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Princess Vespa

I have seen homeless people scrolling smartphones. Who is paying for that?

And there is now free breakfast AND now lunch at all NYC schools. Even during breaks and summer vacations.

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Dear Boss

Age wise he should be a freshman or may sophomore. However I have had 13 year olds in my 5th grade classes.

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Leslie

Ah, the elderly racists are commenting. (We know what you’re getting at with “low income housing.”)

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Money for nothing

Never changes. Housing projects, welfare recipients. Unfit people who have never worked having children. And the city pays for it by taking money from decent people and giving it to these mutts.

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Anonymous

15 year old boy… Hmm. If he was white and privileged we would say it’s just “boys being boys” like Kavanaugh and them but since it’s a black/Hispanic CHILD let’s start the commentary about how the animals, thugs, and savages are ruining our neighborhood.

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Dear Boss

Well, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Why do the animalistic thugs have to prove the stereotypes they say they resent?

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Irish in sunnyside

A large amount of truth to this statement but it doesnt absolve this child (still only 15) of his crimes.

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Dear Boss

Nothing will absolve this. This is what happens when you have parent/s who are too busy doing whatever the hell they want instead of giving a shit about their kids.

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Boohoo

I dont think this kid is getting arrested for writing “beer” on his calendar in highschool. It for stabbing beating and mugging people in a string of robberies

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Yep

I guess we could if we actually had local examples. We don’t though. Hmmm. At the risk of sounding cliche, I have numerous good friends that happen to be minorities. They are equally, if not more outraged that such a disproportionate amount of crimes are done at the hands of minorities. It negatively impacts them substantially. Especially in neighborhoods where it really stands out. Stereotypes are being reinforced here far too frequently. It is real and it is a problem.

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Not a child

He’s not a CHILD. Children don’t attack and rob or harass elderly people. Except maybe where you come from – a place where people don’t have to take responsibility for their own actions because they’re poor defenseless victims.

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Oscar

GOOD – hopefully the little shits will rat each other out. I wonder if the $2500 reward had anything to do with it…

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