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Woman Shot After Botched Robbery Turns Into a Shootout in Williamsburg Monday

Suspects and 30 Maujer Street (NYPD and Google Maps)

Nov. 5, 2020 By Michael Dorgan

A botched robbery spiraled out of control Monday leading to a gunfight on a Williamsburg street that left a woman shot.

Police said that a 35-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were walking in front of 30 Maujer St. at around 2:30 a.m. when two suspects with a gun approached them and demanded the man’s watch.

The woman tried to intervene on behalf of the man, which prompted one of the suspects to shoot her in the ankle, according to police.

Then, another individual appeared on the scene and began shooting at the would-be robbers who returned fire.

The two suspects then fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction while the man who shot at the attempted robbers was last seen fleeing in a blue Range Rover.

The woman was transferred to Bellevue hospital where she was treated and subsequently released.

Police describe the first suspect as being white with a medium complexion, medium build and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a black varsity jacket, black pants, a black T-shirt, black sneakers, glasses and a baseball cap with the letters “SOX” printed on the front.

The second suspect is described as a male with a dark complexion and a heavy build. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, jeans and white sneakers.

Police said the pair were seen before the incident getting out of a four-door Hyundai sedan in front of 1925 Church Avenue in Brooklyn.

The third individual, who is also wanted by police, is described as a male with a light complexion and a slim build. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with a skull and crossbones on the back, blue jeans, a baseball cap and multi-colored sneakers.

Police released a video of the three suspects wanted for questioning and said that no property was stolen during the incident.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.

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Paul, who is going to teach them a lesson if everyone follows your suggestion, they all might as well rob and we just submit. Then what we should walk around with nothing on us, insure our phones and shirts and pants? What’s next what if they start sexually assaulting people? Best defense is a good offense. I am not saying try to grab the gun or do something stupid, but be smart and DEMAND more from law enforcement that they actually catch these people. It seems like criminals continue to carry guns regardless of the strict gun laws in NY.

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Paul

Thank you for you reply. You are bringing up two separate issues. I totally agree with you on demanding swift justice for these criminals but two wrongs don’t make a right ie trying to prevent the crime yourself instead of letting the police do it.

The only exception would be if your life is in obvious danger where you are getting shot or stabbed then you have no other exception than to fight.

If you fight a criminal when there is no immediate threat of getting killed, you not only endanger your life but anybody with you or around you.

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Paul

Again. Two wrongs don’t make a right. The criminal should face swift, fair judgment. If the woman tried it she would be more likely injured or dead now.

Common sense should prevail, not ignorance or macho neurosis.

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rikki

Maybe get an ohhbahhma phone a flip phone for emergencies, then it will be a running joke in jail

You robbed him for a flip phone……..

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COCED

Love the descriptions: first one is “white” i.e. Caucasian, no other explanation. The other two are “dark complexion” and “light complexion”… So, what are they?! Well tanned Whites or Blacks or Hispanics?!
Freaking PC even in this!

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Paul

First rule of survival if you are being held up by a gun.

1-Do what the robbers tell you, ie hand over money.
2-Tell them you did not see their face and cannot recognize them.

Those are the two most important things to a robber and 99% of the time they will not harm you.

Otherwise if you resist, you put your life, anybody you are with or any innocent bystanders life at risk for some monetary safeguard.

I was robbed in this general area circa 1996 and it is exactly what I did and am still here today.

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