Thursday, December 11, 2008

Arrest Made in Sidekick Theft

A 17-year-old girl was arrested and charged with stealing a Sidekick cell phone from another girl as she was walking on St. Felix Avenue in Ridgewood, said police.

Police from the 104th Precinct took Deonte Haynes, of Eldert Street in Brooklyn, into custody after responding to a report of a robbery near St. Felix Avenue and 60th Street at 1:55 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to police, the victim, a 17-year-old girl from Cooper Avenue was talking on her Sidekick when Haynes approached her and pushed her to the ground. Two witnesses chased Haynes along Felix Avenue to Seneca Avenue before catching her in front of 1717 Norman Street. They held here there until Officer Anthony Burzotta arrived and arrested her.

A Hispanic male wearing a black jacket and blue jeans fled from the scene and remains at large, according to police.

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