Two armed men who allegedly went on a wild (*13*) rampage by way of Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan Tuesday morning, holding up 13 folks at gunpoint, are lastly in handcuffs, in accordance with police.
Regulation enforcement sources mentioned the alleged perpetrators have been lastly nabbed after being tracked down by a police helicopter within the Bronx because the suspects rode in a white Toyota Sienna mini-van with New York license plates. They in the end crashed the car and have been nabbed by police.
In keeping with police, the crime spree started in Queens at round 1 a.m. on Jan. 31 when the pair allegedly robbed two ladies at gunpoint who have been on a Corona sidewalk. The men took each ladies’s cellphones and a necklace, police mentioned.
Minutes later, authorities mentioned, they robbed two folks at gunpoint within the foyer of the Woodside Motor Inn, positioned at 65-09 Queens Blvd., and stole a cellphone and a pockets containing money.
Sources accustomed to the case mentioned that responding officers obtained video footage of the suspects taken on the motel, which included the van’s license plate. Cops have been then capable of monitor the car down hours later when the license plate appeared of their system once they went over a metropolis bridge. A police helicopter was then despatched out to trace down the men.
Nevertheless, previous to going over the bridge, the busy bandits traveled to Brooklyn and robbed a person at gunpoint at round 1:45 a.m. on the nook of North eleventh Avenue and Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg. Cops mentioned the pair took the sufferer’s money.
Regulation enforcement sources mentioned the armed duo then drove again to Queens and robbed six folks at gunpoint who have been sitting in an out of doors eating space in Jackson Heights, positioned at 72nd Avenue and Broadway, at round 2 a.m. The suspects took bank cards and money, in accordance with police.
Authorities mentioned the pair then drove into Manhattan, the place they robbed a person at gunpoint at round 2:42 a.m. who was working at a meals truck at 70 Washington Sq. Park. The suspects took money.
Police reported that the men then drove as much as the Bronx, the place they focused an individual who was on the sidewalk on Seaman Avenue at round 3:10 a.m. and stole the sufferer’s bag and private property at gunpoint.
The NYPD Aviation Unit lastly noticed the the suspects’ van at Cedar Avenue and West 179th Avenue, close to the doorway to the Main Deegan Expressway, the place it crashed.
Officers arrived on the scene and arrested a 34-year-old man who was then taken into custody. The opposite suspect, a 24-year-old man, tried to get away on foot. Cops appended him in a courtyard at 1991 Sedgwick Ave.
Police mentioned they recovered a gun from the glovebox of the car.
Fees in opposition to each men are pending. Police are additionally investigating whether or not the pair are concerned in related crimes which have been reported throughout town.
The suspects names have but to be launched.