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Ellenville shooter now wanted for armed robbery in Bay Ridge

October 1, 2018 By Jaime DeJesus Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Joshua Stuart, left, is said to have robbed a Bay Ridge smoke shop at gunpoint early Monday morning. Photos courtesy of the NYPD
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Update (6:12 p.m.): According to Councilmember Justin Brannan, Joshua Stuart has been apprehended by U.S. Marshals. He was found in the Park Slope area.

The man cops say shot at several police officers in a hospital in Ellenville, N.Y., Friday is now wanted in connection to an armed robbery that occurred in Bay Ridge early Monday morning.

NYPD Chief of Department Chief Terence Monahan confirmed on Twitter that at around 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, 42-year-old Joshua Stuart, who is wanted for shooting at several officers in Ellenville Regional Hospital on Friday, Sept. 28, “is now also wanted for an armed robbery this morning in #SunsetPark, #Brooklyn.”

Though, according to Councilmember Justin Brannan, the robbery occurred inside a smoke shop on Third Avenue between 83rd and 84th Streets in Bay Ridge. The suspect, he said, fled the robbery in a 2005 Honda Pilot with the New York plate BVX-2687.

The NYPD and New York State Police say that the suspect was last seen in the Sunset Park area, as well as Flatbush, where he is said to have relatives.

The suspect, Brannan said, should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees the individual should call 911 immediately and not engage the suspect.

Ellenville police described Stuart as being 5-foot-8 and about 155 pounds. He is said to be 42 years old.

“You will see an increased police presence throughout the neighborhood today as law enforcement searches for this guy,” Brannan wrote on social media.

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