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.
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