Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating two individuals involved in an assault in the Rockaways on April 9.
Just after 1:30 a.m., two men got into an altercation with two men employed at Bowl 360, located at 98-18 Rockaway Blvd, as they were escorted out of the business. During the altercation, one of the suspects hit a 44-year-old employee on the head with a bottle, while the second suspect struck a 30-year-old employee on the head with an ice scraper, police said. Both victims suffered lacerations to their heads and were removed to Jamaica Hospital in fair condition. The suspects fled westbound on Rockaway Avenue.
The first individual is described as a black man who was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, black and gray sweater, black shirt and dark colored pants, while the second suspect is described as a black man who was last seen wearing a blue bandanna, black hooded sweater with the words “New York” written on it and blue jeans.
Police said that they are searching for two men wanted in connection with a robbery that took place in the Rockaways on May 13.
Around 1:15 p.m., two individuals entered the Ozone Auto Body, located at 125-07 Rockaway Blvd., and displayed silver firearms, demanding the payroll money. The suspects forced the owner and four employees to the ground and removed money and other personal property from them, police said.
The suspects fled the location on foot heading eastbound on Rockaway Boulevard and then southbound on 126th Street, where they then entered a white SUV, possibly a Dodge Nitro. No injuries were reported.
The first individual is described as a five-foot-10-inch black man who is believed to be in his 30s and was last seen wearing sunglasses, a black hooded sweatshirt, black jacket, blue jeans and black sneakers. The second suspect is described as a five-foot-10-inch black man who was believed to be in his 30s and was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, black jacket, black pants and white sneakers.
Fatal Collision –
An 89-year-old Jamaica man was killed after being struck by a car in the Rockaways on May 7, police said.
Robert Falk, who lived on 162nd Avenue in Jamaica, was found lying on the roadway at the intersection of Cross Bay Boulevard and 160th Avenue. The victim, who had trauma to the head, was transported to Jamaica Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on May 14.
Falk was crossing Cross Bay Boulevard in the north crosswalk from west to east. At that time, a 2012 Honda Pilot, operated by a 39-year-old man, was traveling eastbound on 160th Avenue and made a left turn onto northbound Cross Bay Boulevard, striking the pedestrian with the right front bumper area and causing him to fall to the ground. No arrests were made and the investigation is ongoing.