Quicklink: A Robbery On Nassau Avenue?

I heard rumblings about this yesterday via number of sources. It would appear that the jewelry store located at 63 Nassau Avenue was robbed yesterday at 1:30 p.m. The proprietor was shot in the stomach— but the good news is he will be okay! You can read more about this incident by clicking here.

UPDATE, 8:41 a.m.: Here are more deets from the NYPD!

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the following suspects who are wanted in connection with a commercial robbery and shooting that occurred within the confines of the 94th Precinct.  The details are as follows:

On Monday July 25th, 2011 at approximately 1248 hours, two (2) males entered a jewelry store located at 93 Nassau Avenue. Suspect #1 removed a black revolver from his waistband and vaulted over the counter chasing the store owner, M/W/54, into the rear of the store. Suspect #2 then vaulted over the counter and started removing jewelry from the displays, dumping it into a bag. During the course of the robbery, the store owner was shot. The victim was working alone and was removed to Bellevue hospital with a single gunshot wound to the left side of his chest. He is listed in stable condition. Both suspects were last seen exiting the store, crossing the street heading eastbound on Nassau Avenue.

Suspect #1 is described as: Male, 35-45 years old, 5’9″-6’0″, medium build, dark skinned, mustache. He was last seen wearing a light colored ball-cap, eye glasses, sweat pants, and in possession of a black firearm.

Suspect #2 is described as: Male, 35-45 years old, 5’9″-6’0″, medium build, dark skinned. He was last seen wearing light colored ball-cap, light blue polo shirt, dark pants, eye glasses, and gloves…

Anyone with information in regards to this incident 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 at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls are strictly confidential.

UPDATE, 2:40 p.m.: I just got wind that the gentleman who was shot had just come back form vacation in Poland. Yeesh!

Miss Heather

P.S.: Special thanks go out to Queens Crap for bringing this link to my attention!


4 Comments on Quicklink: A Robbery On Nassau Avenue?

  1. KAA on Tue, 26th Jul 2011 10:00 am
  2. I find the political correctness of the description to be hilarious. ‘Dark skinned’ … well actually they’re black, African Americans or Negroes. Choose whichever makes you feel less uncomfortable.

    Calling these guys dark skinned could mean anything: Were they heavily tanned Polish guys ? Hispanic ? Chinese ?

    Obviously one wouldn’t confuse any of those when shown the images above. So stupid.

    If the police want to use a description to catch the criminals it should at least be useful.

  3. ms nomer on Tue, 26th Jul 2011 1:39 pm
  4. KAA, “dark skinned” can also be someone from Asia or the Mid East, as well as Hispanic, black, etc. You’re ignorant — not a good thing to be in this increasingly global society. The choice of saying “dark skinned” wasn’t politically correct; it was intended to widen the descriptive net of possible suspects. Indeed, their color could mean “anything” as you noted; that was the point – why make the mistake of arbitrarily assigning ethnicity when that could have been a mistake on NYPD’s part? As for what’s useful, I’d say the photos are useful enough.

  5. KAA on Tue, 26th Jul 2011 6:34 pm
  6. Hi Ms. Nomer –

    And hear I thought the Cops’ job was to narrow the search parameters !

    And you’re actually suggesting that not all blacks are African Americans ? Who knew ?!

    The point is that if the victim heard any accents, be they French, Jamaican, Latin or anything else, that info should have also been included in the description.

  7. missheather on Tue, 26th Jul 2011 7:11 pm
  8. Let’s all be nice— and simply be happy the man who was shot will be okay. What troubles me above all other things is someone presumed— correctly— that he could pull off a heist on a highly trafficked area at lunchtime and get away. That’s fucking scary. I understand our police are not “psychics”; they do not know what’s in store for them on any given day. But still…

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