- Last Updated: 3:48 AM, November 26, 2012
- Posted: 2:06 AM, November 26, 2012
Two men who robbed a Bay Ridge bank at gunpoint were captured on video, authorities said.
The suspects wore masks and latex gloves when they walked into the Capital One branch on Fifth Avenue near Ovington Avenue at about 2:10 p.m. Oct. 27, according to police, but were unmasked as they left.
Each brandished a gun and demanded cash from a teller before fleeing with an undetermined amount of cash, cops said.
One suspect was described as about 5-foot-10 and wearing dark jeans, white sneakers and a patterned, button-down shirt.
Police said his accomplice was about 5-8 and wore blue jeans, black sneakers and a light-color, long-sleeve polo shirt.
A burglar with no honor made off with two Purple Hearts from a Bay Ridge home, law-enforcement sources said.
Mohamed El Sayed confessed that he climbed a fire escape, smashed in a window and broke into a home on 80th Street near Sixth Avenue in Bay Ridge between 2 and 8 p.m. Nov. 5, court papers state.
Once inside, he allegedly said, he took whatever seemed valuable — three watches, DVDs, video games, two combat knives and the Purple Hearts.
Burglary and grand larceny are among the charges he’s facing.
If nothing else, he came prepared.
A burglar armed with a lock pick, 14 keys and a boxcutter suddenly turned and cut a tenant who had found him breaking into his apartment and chased him into the University Heights streets, court records say.
The tenant said that someone buzzed his University Avenue home six times at about 1:20 p.m. Nov. 20 and that he heard his doorknob rattling 10 minutes later, sources said.
When he went to check, he found a stranger, Carlos Cruz, 43, allegedly opening the door.
Cruz ended the ensuing chase by kicking, punching and slashing at the tenant, the documents say.
The tenant was treated at a local hospital for cuts and bruises.
Cruz was charged with burglary and assault.
A man who had threatened to take away his son and haul his baby mama into court landed in front of a judge for allegedly violating a restraining order and harassing the woman — in the courthouse.
José Davila, 51, allegedly called his ex at 5:30 a.m. Aug. 6 and said, “If I don’t get my son, I’m gonna take you to the court again. Where are you? Who’s in your house? I’m gonna take your son away from you.”
When confronted by the woman in court nearly three months later, Davila went off, not caring who heard him growl, “I’m gonna punch you in your f---in’ face,” the court papers say.
He was charged Tuesday with criminal contempt and two counts of harassment.
Surveillance video captured three men sneaking into a Williamsbridge home and exiting a short while later carrying a flat-screen television, authorities said.
Jonathan Gonzalez, 18, and his accomplices allegedly entered the apartment on Seymour Avenue sometime between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 7, while the tenant was out.
When the resident returned home, she noticed that the TV was gone and that some jewelry was also missing, according to the documents.
Gonzalez is facing a slew of charges, including burglary, criminal trespass, petit larceny and possession of stolen property.
His alleged accomplices were still at large last night.
A man was caught carrying prescription drugs and a doctor’s prescription pad after detectives spotted him selling drugs on a Sunnyside street corner, law-enforcement sources said.
Joseph Saponaro, 26, was exchanging narcotics for money at 8:35 p.m. Nov. 14, said detectives, adding that he had on him six oxycodone pills and 75 more in his car, not to mention the pad with 40 blank prescriptions.
He was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of stolen property and possession of a New York state prescription form.
A motorist who had already exhibited signs of inebriation wound up slapped with other charges — after leading cops on an eight-block chase that ended only when he pulled into his driveway, court papers state.
Norberto Montalbo, 34, was speeding and swerving on Butler Place in Rosebank at 4:50 a.m. Nov. 19 when cops tried to pull him over, according to the court records.
He allegedly kept going, squad car on his tail, until he screeched to a halt in front of his house and declared, “I’m home!”
Then, as the officers approached on foot, he tried to run into the house, the records claim.
He was finally corralled and charged with DWI, driving without a license and resisting arrest.