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Source: NYPD

Source: NYPD

Cops are hunting a brazen quinquagenarian woman who threatened to shoot a bank teller at the 1901 86th Street branch of Chase bank during a failed heist Saturday, and are turning to the public for their assistance.

A woman who appeared to be between 50 and 60 years old walked into the bank at approximately 10:44 a.m. on August 16. After a wait in line, she approached the teller and demanded money. The woman then passed a note that read, “Fill envelope with 100′s or I will shoot. You have 60 seconds.”

The teller called her bluff and refused to give the woman any money, and the suspect fled the bank.

Cops say the woman was black, approximately 5’9″ tall and 160 lbs. She was last seen wearing a purple t-shirt, dark pants and a blue Yankees baseball cap.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

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CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We publish the week’s statistics for the 62nd Precinct reports every Friday. The 62nd Precinct is the police command responsible for Bensonhurst and Bath Beach.

Cops are looking for this man, believed to be the fourth person connected to an armed robbery on 60th Street. (Source: NYPD)

Cops are looking for this man, believed to be the fourth person connected to an armed robbery on 60th Street. (Source: NYPD)

A fourth suspect is now being sought in connection to the armed robbery of a 60th Street cell phone store two weeks ago.

Cops put out photos and video of the first three suspects just two days after the July 30 robbery of JJ Wireless, a cell phone store at 810 60th Street. Video captured three suspects entering the store. One assaults the store’s clerk, pinning him to the ground. While another suspect helps subdue the clerk, the third suspect steps over the victim to grab a safe behind the counter. 

While struggling with the safe, what appears to be a black handgun tucked into the suspect’s waistband is revealed.

The crew made off with approximately $30,000. The clerk was not seriously injured.

After two weeks of reviewing security footage from surrounding areas, a fourth suspect has been identified. The latest suspect, pictured above, is described as a black male in his 20s, and approximately 5’7″ to 6’0″ tall.

Police have also identified two vehicles connected to the robbery, which they say the suspects fled in: two Ford Ecoline vans, one black, one white, pictured below.

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The three original suspects are still being sought. Below are photos of each, followed by descriptions from the police department:

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A male black in his 20s, 6’00″-6’04″ in height, with a slim build and a cornrows hair style wearing a gray sweatshirt.

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A male black in his 20s, 5’07″-5’10″ in height, with a slim build wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

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A male black in his 20s, 5’07″-6’00″ in height, with a medium build wearing a red sweatshirt. The suspect had a black firearm in his waistband.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

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The New York City Police Department is turning to the public for help in locating Crucita Alvarado, a 73-year-old woman who went missing Tuesday in Coney Island.

Alavarado was last seen at approximately 2:00 p.m. near her home at West 31st Street and Mermaid Avenue.

She is described as Hispanic, 5’2″ and 130 lbs. She was last seen wearing an orange shirt, black sweatpants, black and gray sweatshirt jacket and black sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

The construction site where the bus accident happened.

The construction site where the bus accident happened.

A driver lost control of a packed school bus, jumping the curb and plowing through a construction fence into a gas station yesterday.

The accident happened just after 5:00 p.m. at 18th Avenue and 60th Street, sending the driver to Lutheran Medical Center with minor injuries. None of the children were harmed, according to reports.

JPUpdates reports that the bus had at least 20 children aboard, who were returning from day camp. They add:

Witnesses on the scene say the driver lost control at 18th avenue and 53rd street, rolling for 7 street while crashing into cars until the bus stalled by crashing into the gas station that is under construction.

News 12 reports that the bus is affiliated with Yeshiva Yagdil Torah at 5104 18th Avenue. The station reports that the students were told by the driver that the brakes were failing, and just before jumping the curb he had swerved to avoid hitting a bicyclist.

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CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We publish the week’s statistics for the 62nd Precinct reports every Friday. The 62nd Precinct is the police command responsible for Bensonhurst and Bath Beach.

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Source: NYPD

Cops are turning to the public in their hunt for an alleged groper, who pinned a woman to a public bench and slid his hand up her skirt before running off into the night.

The attack occurred just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16. As the 35-year-old woman walked down 3rd Avenue near 95th Street in Bay Ridge, the attacker came up behind her. He grabbed her, threw her onto the bench, pushed his hand up her skirt and touched her over her underwear. He then fled on foot.

Cops say the suspect is a male Hispanic in his 30s, and he was caught on nearby surveillance cameras as seen above.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

Forgetta's Facebook photo shows him donning his phony badge (Source: NYPD)

Forgetta’s Facebook photo shows him donning his phony badge (Source: NYPD)

Cops tracked down and cuffed Jason Forgetta, 37, at 17th Avenue and 62nd Street on Friday, less than 48-hours after the convicted sex offender was accused of posing as a police officer and violently raping a 26-year-old woman in Sunset Park.

Forgetta, who also goes by the name Jason Torres, is charged with rape, robbery and criminal impersonation of a police officer. Cops also fear he may have preyed on other women, and are asking any further victims who recognize Forgetta from photos to call detectives at (212) 741-8401.

Cops say Forgetta encountered his latest victim on Wednesday, July 30 just after 2:00 a.m. The two struck up conversation in front of the Sunset Park hotel where the woman was staying, and Forgetta pulled a gold shield and told the woman he was a lawman.

The victim invited Forgetta up to her room. Once there, Forgetta’s charm soured. The woman said he beat, raped and sodomized her before swiping her cell phone, cash and pocket book and fleeing the scene.

According to the Daily News and information distributed by the police, as badly beaten as the victim was, she pursued Forgetta to the parking lot, where the quick-thinking victim scribbled down the license plate of the car he drove off in.

She was taken to an area hospital, where police interviewed her and obtained a detailed description of the attacker and the vehicle information.

It didn’t take long for cops to identify their alleged perp; Forgetta was already known to cops as a Level 3 sex offender with a rap sheet that spans more than two decades.

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Forgetta’s mugshot (Source: NYPD)

Using information from his past arrests and computer checks on the vehicle, detectives worked through a list of phony addresses until they located his car. On Friday, cops made their bust at 9:30 a.m. at the Bensonhurst intersection. His fake badge, with which he also posed for photos posted on Facebook, was found inside the car.

The Daily News has more on his criminal history:

Police said Forgetta has a criminal record dating to 1992 and has been arrested on charges of robbery, car theft and driving with a suspended license. In 2002, he was convicted of first-degree sexual assault for punching and raping a woman and got a year and three months in prison.

He was also deemed a Level 3 sex offender — the worst of the worst — and ordered to undergo aggression and anti-violence counseling.

… Roughly a year after his release, he was charged with sexual abuse again, this time in the molestation of a 15-year-old Williamsburg girl. The outcome of that case was unclear.

He allegedly lured the girl into a dark alley by pretending to have a knife then told her that he “didn’t want to hear about the attack on TV or in the newspapers,” according to sources.

He was also a suspect in the molestation of a 7-year-old girl, officials said.

Forgetta was required to report to a sex offender monitor every 90 days to confirm his address, listed as a building on Lewis Street in Ditmas Park. Neighbors – including a person who lives in the apartment unit where he claims to live and the superintendent of the building, said he doesn’t live there and they weren’t aware he was a registered sex offender.

It’s not yet clear how Forgetta managed to dupe monitors. He had previously been arrested in 2010 for failing to report to the sex offender monitor.

If you recognize Forgetta and have information about others he may have harmed, please call detectives at (212) 741-8401.

Three men walked into the 810 60th Street of JJ Wireless, a cell phone shop in Borough Park, assaulted the clerk and made off with a safe containing $30,000 at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, according to police.

The incident was caught on surveillance camera. It shows the first suspect enter the shop, walk straight to the clerk and wrestle him to the ground. As he kept the 26-year-old employee busy, the second and third suspects entered the store.

One stepped over the employee, grabbed the safe, and pulled it to the front of the store. He appeared to have a black handgun tucked into his waistband, although the firearm was not pulled during the crime.

The third suspect helped the first subdue the employee.

The suspects are shown below, followed by descriptions distributed by the police:

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A male black in his 20s, 6’00″-6’04″ in height, with a slim build and a cornrows hair style wearing a gray sweatshirt.

suspect2

A male black in his 20s, 5’07″-5’10″ in height, with a slim build wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

suspect1

A male black in his 20s, 5’07″-6’00″ in height, with a medium build wearing a red sweatshirt. The suspect had a black firearm in his waistband.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

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CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We publish the week’s statistics for the 62nd Precinct reports every Friday. The 62nd Precinct is the police command responsible for Bensonhurst and Bath Beach.

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