Police search for suspect wanted in connection with assault and robbery of driver in a Ridgewood

TimesLedger Newspapers
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Detectives have identified one of two men wanted in connection with a road rage robbery in Ridgewood earlier this week.

The 104th Precinct posted a photo to its Facebook page on Jan. 10 of the suspect who is wanted in connection with the Jan. 8 incident that occurred at the corner of 60th Place and Bleecker Street. Police did not disclose the perpetrator’s name.

At about 12:20 a.m. on Jan. 8, police sources said the unidentified victim was driving his vehicle through the intersection when the suspect and an unidentified cohort followed him in their vehicle.

Upon reaching the intersection, the victim stopped his car, and the suspects followed suit. Law enforcement sources said the perpetrators then exited their car and confronted the driver.

According to police, the pictured suspect bashed the driver in the head with a metal baton, causing a laceration and swelling. The suspect’s partner then swung a knife at the driver and missed, police said.

Authorities said a perpetrator then smashed the driver’s windshield with his baton, removed the car keys and fled with his partner in an unknown direction.

Officers from the 104th Precinct and EMS units responded to the scene. The injured driver was treated for his injuries.

Cops described both assailants as Hispanic men, one of whom stands 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds, while his partner stands 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts can call the 104th Precinct Detective Squad at (718) 386-2723. All calls are kept confidential.

Reach reporter Robert Pozarycki by e-mail at or by phone at (718) 224-5863 ext. 204.

Updated 2:00 pm, January 11, 2019
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reader feedback

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.


Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: