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Monday, Jan. 30, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Cops seek suspects in 2 robberies of men

FRESH MEADOWS — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding two men wanted in connection with two robberies in Fresh Meadows and Flushing this month. Comments (1)
Jamaica

Robbers steal phone and try to sell it back: DA

JAMAICA — Two men were arraigned Friday on robbery charges after they allegedly swiped $30 and a cell phone from a man walking on a Jamaica street and then e-mailed the victim and tried to sell him back the phone, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012

Jackson Heights

2 N.J. men steal $3,500 from boro store: Brown

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Two New Jersey men were arraigned Friday on grand larceny charges after they allegedly worked together to steal more than $3,500 from a Jackson Heights store owner, a spokeswoman for District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment

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Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012

Astoria

Woodsider threatened to kill woman, son: Cops

ASTORIA — A Woodside man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly burglarizing an ex-girlfriend’s apartment and threatening to kill her and her son, police said. Comment
Editorial

Vultures

Immigrants hoping to a build a new life in America can easily fall prey to vultures who are willing to exploit their situation. Last week, a Queens judge sentenced three members of a Trinidadian family to 78 to 235 years for taking advantage of their countrymen. Comment
Far Rockaway

Far Rock man, 27, dies from gunshot wound

FAR ROCKAWAY — A 27-year-old man was shot and killed in Far Rockaway Monday morning, police said. Comment

Friday, Jan. 27, 2012

Jamaica

Bus killing suspect indicted

A little more than a month after Damel Burton allegedly went on a shooting rampage that started in his apartment and ended on a Q111 bus in Jamaica, the Baisley Houses resident was indicted last week by a Queens grand jury. Comment
Jackson Heights

Inferno injures 2 people in Jackson Hts.: FDNY

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A two-alarm fire raged through a Jackson Heights apartment building Sunday that left two people with minor injuries, an FDNY spokesman said Tuesday. Comment

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

Flushing

iPhone theft delays LIRR trains

A man in a leather jacket stole an iPhone from a female passenger at the Flushing stop of the Long Island Rail Road Thursday morning, delaying trains on the Port Washington line for about 15 minutes. Comment
Corona

Boro carjacker shot after attempted robbery: Cops

CORONA — A carjacking suspect is in stable condition at Elmhurst Hospital after he was shot by police in Corona, police said. Comment
Bayside

Cop in 111th Precinct killed self: NYPD

HOLLIS HILLS — A 28-year-old NYPD officer died last Thursday night in Hollis Hills after turning his gun on himself, police said. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012

Howard Beach

Howard Beach man convicted of cop assault

A Howard Beach man will face 18 years in prison for his involvement in the brutal beating of an off-duty New York City police officer in 2009, the Queens district attorney’s office said Friday. Comment

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