2002-10-05 / Front Page

Rockaway Men On Robbery Spree

By Howard Schwach

By Howard Schwach

Two Rockaway men were arrested by police officers from the 100 Precinct this week in connection with a series of armed robberies that took place in late September.

According to police sources, the two men, Shyleek Pine, 20, of Arverne and Christopher Jefferies, 20, of Edgemere, committed at least two robberies in the Sommerville section.

In the first, the two allegedly stopped a 22-year-old woman on Beach 64 Street. Showing a handgun, they took her purse and an undetermined amount of money.

Just 90 minutes later, police say, the two men approached a 43-year-old man on Beach 64 Street. Again, they brandished a handgun and robbed the victim.

Neither of the victims were injured.

The police say that the two were indicted for robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.

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