2008-10-23 / Front Page


By Charles Rogers

Glenwood Pharmacy, across from Glenwood Houses project. Charles RogersGlenwood Pharmacy, across from Glenwood Houses project. Charles Rogers NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Paul Browne has announced there is a reward being of-fered for the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for robbing a pharmacy here last June 25 at knifepoint.

In conjunction with Crime Stoppers, the agency that handles rewards and other follow-up crime information, up to $2,000 in cash will be paid in this case. The money will be given anonymously through a code number.

According to Police Officer Doris Otero, a spokesperson for Commissioner Browne, the robbery took place in the Glenwood Pharmacy, 1665 Ralph Ave-nue, shortly after 4 p.m. on a Wed-nesday afternoon when the thief — apparently working alone — entered the store and threatened a 35-year-old female worker by wielding a 12-inch knife and harassing her with it. He then demanded she give him money from the cash register and safe and, after being given approximately $4,800, left the store on foot.

Anyone with information can call the 69th Precinct Detective Squad at (718) 257-6215 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. Callers regarding the case should refer to Crime Stop-pers Poster Number BK1333. All calls will be kept strictly confidential.

Crime Stoppers and the NYPD are still waiting for responses to a reward poster issued recently regarding the shooting of a man on Flatlands Avenue last March 30. As in the case of the above summer robbery, a reward of $2,000 is being offered.

The incident involves the shooting of a man near the corner of Flatlands Avenue and East 88th Street at about 5:30 a.m. Apparently the victim staggered and fell to the ground in front of a store at 8823 Flatlands Avenue.

No other details on the case have been released at this time except the Crime Stoppers identification number: BK 1277.

Callers may remain anonymous if they use this number.

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