By Carol Tannenhauser
So many crime stories end with the words, “The investigation is ongoing.”
So it was with the story about Lincoln Convenience, at 2047 Broadway between 70th and 71st Streets, which was robbed twice in three days last August. During the second robbery, a friend of the store clerk tried to intervene and was shot in the left foot.
For the doubters among us, all these months later, the investigation paid off. The NYPD announced on Monday that, “pursuant to an ongoing investigation,” a third suspect in that incident — the shooter — Timothy Yahdullahi, 23, of the Bronx, was arrested and charged with Attempted Murder, Robbery, Criminal Use of a Firearm, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and Reckless Endangerment.
Yahdullahi’s arrest was preceded by the arrests of Tyrone Rodriguez, 27, in September, and Daequan Turner, 19, in October, also from the Bronx, both on charges of Robbery.
According to the original story, four perpetrators stole an “undetermined amount of CBD oil and cash from Lincoln Convenience, and fled.” One perp may still be at large.
The investigation is ongoing.
Great work by NYPD. One would think he will stay locked up for a while with those charges. One more bad guy off the streets.
One more? It’s a start, but only a start.
I doubt they’ll face any kind of meaningful punishment. That used to be such a nice block too.
I have lived in the neighborhood since 1986 — pushing 37 years — and it has always been a skanky block, filled with bikes, vendors, and trash.
Incorrect. Completely wrong
Weird, I’ve been here for about 12 years and 5-8 years ago it was very peaceful and clean. Typically a skanky block won’t have a bank, a Starbucks, a Pinkberry, and a poke café. In the winter, it would be full of the smell of Christmas trees being sold. In the summer, there would be a little tables for people to drink the coffee outside. Maybe your memory isn’t entirely accurate.
My grandparents moved to the area in the late 1970s.
Actually it has not always been a skanky block full of trash. For example, years ago there was a home goods/gift shop there. The vendors were not always there.
The delivery bikes are recent – before Apps like Uber Eats and ebikes, food delivery was connected to individual restaurants and was local (eg 15-20 blocks)
Do you have statistics on prison sentences resulting from similar convictions (whether from a trial or a deal) that would indicate that the expected punishment won’t be “meaningful”? I’d be curious; of course, that depends on your definition of “meaningful.”
You are so right. That block has become on the biggest eye sores on the UWS. Literally hundreds of bicycles chained up seemingly forever, panhandlers, dirty, etc. Yet nothing is done.
Amsterdam also has multitudes of chained bikes in numerous locations, yet it is not a manufactured talking point.
“Literally hundreds”? I don’t think so.
Soft targets so they’ll keep returning for more $$$…
Needle park almost across the street