Damn, South Ozone Park sound worse than Jamaica, always lots of shit going on there. And in other news a 14 year old was arrested in that brutal beating of the Mohamed Rasheed Khan, as he was riding his bike leaving the Center for Islamic Studies in Hollis, the other two little thugs are still on the loose, but it will not be long. Are these thugs so stupid, they don’t realize that in this age of “Big Brother” watching, there are cameras all over the damn place. SMILE, you are on
From Queens Courier:
Armed crooks steal cash and jewelry from two men on a South Ozone Park street
Police are searching for a pair of armed bandits who swiped cash from one man on a South Ozone Park street, then grabbed a necklace off another man while fleeing the scene, last week.
The trouble began at 7 p.m. on June 16 in front of a home on 127th Street near 103rd Road.
According to authorities, the two suspects — both described as black males wearing hooded sweatshirts — approached a 32-year-old man, displayed a gun and demanded cash. They proceeded to remove from the victim $700 in cash and a necklace, then ran across the street.
As they fled the scene, police said, one of the suspects grabbed a necklace from a 60-year-old man. A bandit then pointed the gun at the second victim as the pair fled the scene inside a 2003 Ford Escape, which was last seen traveling westbound on Liberty Avenue.
The robberies were reported to the 106th Precinct; there were no reported injuries.
One of the suspects wore a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with gray sleeves, while the other wore a gray hooded sweatshirt.
Anyone with information regarding the suspects’ whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish speakers, dial 888-57-PISTA), visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.
From DNAInfo New York:
14-Year-Old Arrested for Attack on Muslim Man Outside Hollis Mosque: NYPD
Mohamed Rasheed Khan, 59, was attacked by three young men shortly after leaving a mosque in Hollis on June 1.
QUEENS — A 14-year-old boy, who was arrested in connection with a brutal attack on a Muslim man in Hollis earlier this month, told investigators that he and his friends were playing the “knockout game,” police said.
Authorities, who called the incident a possible hate crime, are still looking for two more suspects who remain on the loose.
The victim, 59-year-old Mohamed Rasheed Khan, was leaving the Center for Islamic Studies on Jamaica Avenue at Francis Lewis Boulevard on June 1, around 10:30 p.m. when he was attacked by three young men, the NYPD said.
The suspects knocked him off his bike and started punching him on his face and head. The attackers did not exchange any words with Khan, who was wearing his traditional Islamic attire at the time of the assault, police said.
Khan, an American citizen of Guyanese descent, suffered multiple lacerations to his face as well as a concussion and brain swelling and had to undergo reconstructive surgery at Jamaica Hospital, officials said.
The name of the 14-year-old, who was charged as a juvenile with assault as a hate crime, has not been released because of his age, police said.
The teen told investigators that he and the other suspects were playing the “knockout game,” in which attackers try to “knock out” an unsuspecting victim. The incident, however, is still being investigated as a possible hate crime, police said Monday morning.
The teen was arrested after someone recognized him from security camera footage released by the NYPD earlier this month. The teen, who police said lives in the area, has no prior criminal history.
The video, captured about 15 minutes after the attack, showed the suspects hanging out in front of a deli about a block away from the mosque, police said.