2000-11-18 / Front Page


By Joan Ward George

100 Precinct Police Beat Officer Zima was on his toes Wednesday night at approximately 6 p.m. when he spotted wanted alleged robber, Richard Wright, standing in front of a fast-food establishment on the corner of Beach 116 street and Rockaway Beach boulevard.

Wright, 47, who listed his last known address with police as 160 Beach 116 street, was wanted for what police are calling a "strong-arm" robbery that took place on the 200 block of Beach 116 street on October 17, 2000.

Zima alerted 100 Precinct Police Officer Robert Desmond to Wright’s location. Desmond responded and Wright was placed into custody. He has been arrested and charged with robbery in the third degree. Wright was awaiting arraignment when The Wave went to press Thursday.

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