Thursday, January 17, 2019

Updated: Reader reports of an armed robbery on 13th Street

[Reader-submitted photo]

There's little (to no) information at the moment about an armed robbery that took place on 13th Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue early this morning just after 6.

There are multiple reader reports that the NYPD shut down the block to traffic ... these photos are via Salim...

The first report hit the Citizen app at 6:06 a.m. The details, including the address, changed several times over the course of 40 minutes, though there were reports of a search for a man with a gun. There was also a report that the victim was taken to a local hospital.

There aren't any media reports at the moment... and the police weren't talking to inquisitive neighbors on the block. Will update the post when more information is available.

Updated noon

Updated 12:30 p.m.

The Daily News reports that an off-duty NYPD officer was the victim.

The 28-year-old cop was walking near Third Ave. and 13th St. about 5:45 a.m. when a gun-toting thief ran up on him and demanded his valuables.

The cop fought back — and the suspect used his gun to give the officer a vicious pistol-whipping before running away.

The officer was taken to Bellevue with cuts to his face and head.

Updated 2:05 p.m.

Updated 5:30 p.m.

Police are distributing these flyers around the scene of the crime... there's is up to a $2,500 reward for info about the suspect...

[Photo by Steven]


Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You may also submit tips online.


Unknown said...

Thanks for the update.

Heard the helicopters this morning- when I walked by ESU was searching for a gun in manhole covers and street drains.

Sheryl said...

Crime scene van has arrived.

Giovanni said...

This used to be such a nice safe neighborhood.

dumptrumpkin16 said...

I was told that some news media were on the block a short time ago so may see a news report

Giovanni said...

PIX 11 News has posted a picture of the alleged perp. He looks like a former member of Milli Vanilli.

agranddayout said...

I live next door, There were at least 9 police cars on the scene this morning and once they catch this guy he’ll be toast! Good riddance!

agranddayout said...

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blue glass said...

Blogger Giovanni said...

This used to be such a nice safe neighborhood.

January 17, 2019 at 10:58 AM

ah, the good old days when we called the block korea because it was a war zone, and then sometimes there was peace.
i do miss "old days"

Sheryl said...

yes, the good old days.. I remember the good old days when the police came to investigate a trunk left in the vacant lot, that contain a dead body. Those were the days.