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Police Blotter: Four men wanted in connection with July Whitestone robbery

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WHITESTONE — Police have compiled sketches of three of the four men wanted for robbing a home on July 27.

The men, each armed with automatic handguns, entered 152-60 12th Ave. through a garage door, tied up nine people in the house with zip cords, and stole Rolex watches, jewelry, electronic equipment and about $10,000 in cash, police said.

The first suspect is an Asian man about 25 years old, 5-foot-6, weighing approximately 145 pounds with medium-length black hair.

The second suspect is an Asian male, also about 25, who is 5-foot-7, weighs about 135 pounds and has shoulder-length black hair split down the center.

The third suspect is an Asian man of about 25, who is 5-foot-4, roughly 125 pounds and has short spiky black hair.

Anyone with information on the men should call Detective Wong at the Queens Robbery Squad at 321-2285.

Two drug cops hurt in Flushing crack bust

FLUSHING – Two people were arrested and two officers were injured during a Flushing drug bust at 32-08 Farrington St. Tuesday night, police said.

Detectives from the Queens Narcotics Unit approached the two suspects, whom they allegedly observed to be in possession of crack cocaine, police said. The detectives went up to the pair to arrest them, but one of the suspects got into a car and fled, hitting the two detectives and the other suspect, police said.

Emily Vondoff, 29, of 14-11 157 St. was arrested on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest at the scene, police said. Joseph Steinert, 39, of the same address was arrested on charges of attempted murder and criminal possession of a controlled substance at his home, police said.

The detectives, Oscar Espinal and Lincoln Gee, were both treated for lacerations at Booth Memorial Hospital.

Police investigate anti-Semitic graffiti in Pomonok

POMONOK — A swastika and the word “Jews” were drawn on the wall of a parking garage at 161-51 Jewel Ave. at approximately 12:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Police made no arrests and were investigating.

Whitestone Lutheran church hit by anti-semitic remarks

WHITESTONE — Police were investigating a possible bias attack on a Whitestone church Tuesday afternoon.

Anti-Semitic epithets were discovered Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. on a sign in front of Immanuel Lutheran Church at 149-40 11th Ave, police said.

No arrests had been made and the investigation was continuing.

Richmond Hill man hit on head during robbery

RICHMOND HILL — A Richmond Hill man was struck in the head with a gun in a robbery outside his home last Thursday, police said.

Laitung Ho and his wife were returning from the airport at 11:30 p.m. when they were approached by two men wearing dark clothing outside their home at 86-02 104th St., police said.

The men struck Ho on the head with a silver handgun and grabbed his wife’s handbag before fleeing in a silver car northbound on 104th Street, cops said.

Ho suffered a laceration to his head and was rushed by EMS to Jamaica Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, police saaid.

Ozone Park man charged with attempted murder

SOUTH OZONE PARK - A man was arrested Aug. 6 after he allegedly abducted his estranged wife and their 1-year-old daughter with a gun, police said.

Sawsenauth Nehru, 34, of Ozone Park, was charged with attempted murder for allegedly firing his gun near his estranged wife and child near the corner of 111th Street and Rockaway Boulevard in South Ozone Park, police said. Nehru fled the scene and was picked up by police shortly after the alleged incident, police said.

Jamaica men arrested after restaurant melee

MANHATTAN — Two Jamaica men were arrested for allegedly into a fight with patrons at a Midtown Manhattan restaurant.

Gus Foster, 26, and Mirville Girimahna, 25, both of 173-64 104th Ave., were allegedly involved in a fight in the Mars Bar Restaurant at 1633 Broadway that sent three people to Roosevelt Hospital, police said.

A third man, Franklin Gordon, 35, of Brooklyn, was also arrested, police said.

Engine fire forces Iberia airliner’s return to JFK

KENNEDY AIRPORT — An Iberia Airlines flight bound for Madrid returned to Kennedy Airport Sunday evening after an engine caught fire.

The 386 passengers were evacuated just after 7 p.m., according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The plane had been in the air for about 20 minutes.

Two people were seriously injured and five others were taken to Jamaica Hospital with minor injuries.

The NTSB continued to investigate.

Man shot in back in Springfield Gardens

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — A 21-year-old man was shot in the back by two other men on Aug. 7, police said.

The man was shot at 3:16 p.m. in front of 122-42 Nellis St., police said.

The man was taken to Mary Immaculate Hospital in stable condition.

Police were investigating.

Anti-Semitic messages found at Forest Hills building

FOREST HILLS — A superintendent discovered anti-Semitic messages and swastikas drawn on the walls of the stairwell of 90-15 Union Tpk. on the morning of last Thursday, police said. Police announced no arrests and were investigating.

Kew Gardens man arrested after stabbing death

BROOKLYN — A Kew Gardens man was arrested on charges of murder in connection with stabbing another man to death in Brooklyn, police said.

Ernest Shakhbazian, 27, was arrested and charged with stabbing Alex Petrovski, 27, of Brooklyn, in front of 1809 Emmons Ave. at 4:55 a.m. Sunday, police said. Petrovski died an hour later in Coney Island Hospital.

SUV, $400 in cash taken in Woodhaven carjacking

WOODHAVEN—A man was carjacked on 89th Street after parking his car a block from his home July 12, police said.

The man had just parked his car when he was approached by four men wearing blue bandanas who demanded cash, police said. Two of the perpetrators wearing surgical gloves displayed black handguns and one man told the victim to “hand over the money,” police said.

The man gave the thieves his wallet, which contained $400 in cash and keys to his 2000 Nissan Exterra, police said. All four men then entered the vehicle and fled westbound on 89th Avenue, they said.

A stolen blue SUV which may have been dumped by the perpetrators was recovered by police nearby, cops said. There were no injuries or arrests and police were continuing with an investigation.

Anti-Semitic messages found at Forest Hills building

FOREST HILLS — A superintendent discovered anti-Semitic messages and swastikas drawn on the walls of the stairwell of 90-15 Union Turnpike on the morning of Aug. 8, police said.

Police announced no arrests and were investigating.

Family tied up at gunpoint in Woodside home invasion

WOODSIDE – Three men pushed their way into a Woodside home and made off with several electronic items Tuesday, police said.

The men rang the doorbell at 48-24 58th Lane at 1 p.m. Tuesday, and shoved their way into the house displaying a gun.

The men tied up the residents, a man, 25, a woman, also 25, and an 11-year-old girl, before leaving with the electronic appliances.

No injuries were reported, and no arrests had been made. The investigation was continuing, police said.

Kew Gardens man arrested after stabbing death

BROOKLYN — A Kew Gardens man was arrested on charges of murder in connection with stabbing another man to death in Brooklyn, police said.

Ernest Shakhbazian, 27, was charged with stabbing Alex Petrovski, 27, of Brooklyn, in front of 1809 Emmons Ave. at 4:55 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Petrovski died an hour later in Coney Island Hospital.

3 robbers get cash from Ridgewood bank

RIDGEWOOD — Three men stole cash from the Ridgewood Savings Bank at 71-20 Forest Ave. last Thursday morning, police said.

The men entered the bank at about 10:35 a.m., passed a note to the teller demanding money, and fled with an undetermined amount of cash, police said.

No one was injured and police were investigating.

Jackson Heights boy killed after minivan hits skateboard

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A 9-year-old boy died in the hospital after he was struck by a minivan while riding his skateboard, police said.

Fabian Perez of 32-12 87th St., was pronounced dead at 5 a.m. last Thursday at Elmhurst Hospital Center.

At 6:45 p.m. on Aug. 7, Perez was hit at the corner of 88th Street and 31st Avenue, police said.

Police were looking for the driver of a green Ford minivan with a 12-inch gray stripe around the middle of the car. Police said the vehicle would likely have damage to its front grill or bumper.

Queensbridge man shot dead in front of his residence

QUEENSBRIDGE — A 33-year-old man was shot and killed in front of his home, police said.

Derrick Harris, of 40-02 Vernon Blvd., was found with a gunshot wound to his chest at 11:55 p.m. Friday night in front of 40-03 Vernon Blvd., a neighboring building in Queensbridge Houses, police said.

Harris was taken to Weill Cornell Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 12:29 a.m. Saturday, police said.

Police made no arrests and were investigating.

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