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Four men were arrested and charged for robbing two Bensonhurst residences last week, and police believe they are responsible for a month-long burglary spree in the neighborhood.

Louis Desalvatore, 36, John Catullo, 46, Paul Debenedetto, 37, and Joseph DeBenedetto, 30, were charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of larceny, trespassing, criminal possession of stolen property and other charges on November 19, prosecutors said.

At last week’s Community Council meeting at the 62nd Precinct, Captain William Taylor described how police zeroed in on the suspects and arrested them on November 17.

“This was a great, great arrest,” Taylor said, describing the suspects “some of the biggest burglars that I have ever heard of.”

The 62nd Precinct observed a 30 percent spike in home burglaries last month, so they narrowed down the area in which the crimes were concentrated to a tight zone of several blocks, Taylor said.

While cops spent two weeks scoping out the area, another burglary occurred on November 17 at 12th Avenue near Bay Ridge Parkway. The female resident left her home in the morning and when she returned in the afternoon, she found the rear door forced open and $2,500 cash had been removed from her home. Her downstairs neighbor was missing jewelry.

That same day, an on-duty officer noticed one of the suspects – a known felon – lurking around the neighborhood, Taylor said. The suspect spotted the cop and immediately jumped in a Ford Explorer, leading to a car chase.

“It was a real game of cat and mouse,” Taylor said. “These are the guys we targeted from the first day and I’m convinced they were doing all of it.”

When police caught up to the men, they found $2,500 in one suspect’s pocket and a bag of jewelry, a crowbar, gloves, and a mask in the glove department.

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Source: DCPI

Police are looking for Gerald Kinnison, a 66-year-old suffering from dementia, who went missing Friday morning from his Coney Island home.

Kinnison was last seen leaving his assisted living center (2316 Surf Avenue) at 8am on November 21 wearing a black jacket, black shirt, black sneakers, and blue pants.

He is described as a black male, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, with a thin build, dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair, and black and grey beard.

He has gone missing at least three times before, but was eventually found, police said.

Here’s another photo of Kinnison:

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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.

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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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A woman was found unconscious in a parked sedan this morning in front of a bakery on the corner of 18th Avenue and 70th Street, from an apparent overdose, police said.

The woman, who was identified as Maria Raudino, 28, from Toms River, NJ, was found slumped, face-down in the front passenger seat of a gold 2003 Hyundai Sonata, police said. The car was parked in front of Villabate Alba, an Italian bakery located at 7001 18th Avenue.

Antonio Alaimo, the owner of the bakery, told us a customer first noticed a woman slumped over in the car outside. Police were called and detectives asked to see the bakery’s cameras. The footage showed that the car had been parked in the same spot since 1am the night before.

“No one actually realized the car was there overnight, until a random customer came into the store and asked to call the police” said Alaimo.

EMS arrived and pronounced the woman DOA at the scene. There was no trauma to the body, and police said they are treating it as an overdose.

An investigation is ongoing, and the Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

“It’s so sad, she was so young,” Alaimo said when he learned Raudino’s age. “It breaks my heart, to tell you the truth.”

Source: DCPI

Source: DCPI

Police are searching for a suspect who they believe snatched a teen’s pocketbook at a TJ Maxx store on 86th Street this month.

The female suspect is accused of taking the purse from a bench at the store, located 502 86 Street, at around 5pm on Saturday, November 8.

Police say the 15-year-old female victim briefly she stepped away from the bench, leaving her purse unattended, while she tried on a pair of shoes. The suspect snatched the purse and fled in an unknown direction.  She is described as a black female with long black hair, wearing a baby blue shirt and a dark colored sweater (see above photo). The purse contained a credit card, $40 cash, and assorted personal items.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (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 entering TIP577.

Source: Krokodyl via Wikimedia Commons

Source: Krokodyl via Wikimedia Commons

A team of scam artists is targeting elderly Asian women in Bensonhurst and Bath Beach, police warned at the 62nd Precinct’s Community Council meeting yesterday.

On November 5, three woman approached a 74-year-old woman at a restaurant on 86th street and 24th Avenue and offered to bless her money and valuables to rid them of evil spirits, making off with $35,000 in cash as well as her jewelry, cops said. This incident matched a pattern of burglaries that occurred in 2013.

The Cantonese-speaking thieves would approach their victims, strike up a friendly conversation, and then warn them of bad fortune coming their way, cops said. The scam artists would tell their victims that the only way to rid themselves of the curse was to have their jewelry and money “blessed.” Victims would be told to go home and deposit all their valuable in a special bag, which would be handed over to the crooks and later returned filled with water bottles, newspapers, or food. Victims were warned not to open the bag for two weeks and by that time, the con artists were long gone.

Earlier this year, we reported that the Asian community in Bensonhurst was being disproportionately targeted by crime, with Asians accounting for 19 out of 20 burglary victims in the area.

If you or someone you know is approached by a person offering to bless your valuables, call the 62nd Precinct immediately (718) 236-2611.

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The NYPD is searching for Danju Gao, a 77-year-old Asian woman with Alzheimer’s, from the area of 28th Avenue and Cropsey Avenue in Brooklyn.

She was last seen on November 15 around 11:45am entering the Grand Street (D line) subway station in Manhattan. She does not speak English, only Cantonese.

Anyone with information in regards to this missing person is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) 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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Police are asking for help in locating two suspects wanted for a daytime armed robbery a Borough Park office last week.

The suspects entered Roth Roofing, located in the basement of an apartment building on 1163 50th Street, on November 3 at 4:20pm and robbed the business owner and his employee, cops said.

One of the thieves pulled out a silver handgun and ordered the two victims to get on the ground, according to police, who add the suspects then rummaged through the office and demanded money, collecting $2,030 in cash and two phones — a BlackBerry and an LG flip phone — before fleeing on foot. The victims were not injured.

The first suspect, who was holding the handgun, is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches, 180 pounds, with a light complexion and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a white hooded jacket with black stripes on the sleeves and dark blue jeans.

The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches, 170 pounds, with a bald head. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black face mask.

Police shared this video of the suspects:

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

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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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