Police are looking for two suspects in a pattern of gunpoint robberies throughout Brownsville, East New York and Bushwick that occurred in the first week of the new year.
On Wednesday, January 3, the duo entered the Santa Grocery at 137 Blake Avenue in Brownsville around 8:30 pm, said police. One of the robbers pulled a gun and demanded money, before fleeing the scene down Herzel Street with about $1000 in cash.
On Thursday, January 4, the two stick-up artists managed to hit three locations across two neighborhoods in one night.
First, they crossed into East New York, robbing Omars Mini Market and Deli at 479 Livonia Avenue between 7:00 and 8:00 pm, said police. They brandished their gun and demanded the money, fleeing the scene with $200. But they weren’t
A 26-year-old Kentwood man is accused of stealing three weapons, kidnapping a woman at gunpoint and engaging in a shootout with law enforcement officers. Bryan Menard was arrested Monday (May 29) and booked with three counts of attempted first-degree murder of a police officer and a host of other charges, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office reported.
The incident unfolded at around 11:25 a.m. Monday when the Sheriff’s Office received a complaint about a man creating a disturbance with a gun at a residence on Louisiana 1054 in Kentwood.
When deputies arrived, family members told them that Menard burglarized a neighboring residence and stole a rifle before making his way to the home of his grandparents.
Menard held the family members at gunpoint and instructed one of them to retrieve his grandfather’s two shotguns and ammunition from inside the home. After threatening to shoot someone if his demands were not met, Menard fled