Help The Police Crack Three Area Soon-To-Be Cold Cases: Have You Seen The Owl’s Head Park Murderer?

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From left to right: A woman suspected of robbing an elderly lady in September; a man seen walking alongside the murdered Jennifer Cohen before her death

From left to right: A woman suspected of robbing an elderly lady in September; a man seen walking alongside the murdered Jennifer Cohen before her death. Photos via DCPI

Weeks, if not months, have passed since the occurence of some of these crimes, and the police are still seeking community assistance in tracking down suspects. Have you seen any of these perps? These are just three of southern Brooklyn’s recent unsolved burglaries and assaults — any tips on the matter could help close these cases.

A man wanted for breaking and entering and shoplifting in August. Photo via DCPI

A man wanted for breaking and entering and shoplifting in August. Photo via DCPI

Summer shoplifter

Back on August 14 at 2:55 p.m., an unidentified Black male kicked open the front door to a grocery store at 3204 Mermaid Avenue, gaining entry to the location. The individual then entered the store and took a bottle of beer, before fleeing the premises.

The individual was last seen wearing light blue jeans, a black t-shirt, a blue baseball hat, white sneakers and a multi-color jean jacket.

5th Avenue Robber

More recently, on Friday, September 9, at 5:20 p.m., a 66-year-old female victim was approached by an unidentified female in the vicinity of 86th Street and 5th Avenue, when the female assaulted the victim and forcibly removed $150. The female, described as a Hispanic, 20 to 25-year-old weighing 115-130Ibs, then fled southbound on 5th Avenue. She was last seen wearing a black tank top and blue jeans.

Murder in Owl’s Head

Lastly, on September 29th, 35-year-old Bay Ridge resident Jennifer Cohen was found dead, with head and face trauma, in Owl’s Head Park. The police are still searching for a man who was captured by a surveillance camera walking alongside Cohen at approximately 2:45 a.m.

The male suspect is described by police as 5 feet, 8 inches tall, 175 pounds, with a black backpack. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with white trim, black shorts with white trim, dark colored sneakers and a dark colored baseball cap.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are confidential.

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Hannah Frishberg is a 4th generation Brooklynite and editor of the Bensonhurst Bean. You can reach her at editor@bensonhurstbean.com, via Twitter @BensonhurstBean or via the Bensonhurst Bean's Facebook.