* Police are hunting the Gramercy Park bank bandit who fled empty-handed when a teller ignored him.
The robber walked into the Bank of America branch on Sixth Avenue near West 27th Street at 1:30 p.m. on March 7 and slipped a demand note to a teller.
The bank employee simply stepped away, and the nonplussed bandit fled, police said.
* An estranged spouse was busted after he called his wife in St. Albans and threatened to kill her, authorities said.
James Green, 44, called his wife both at home and on her cellphone on March 1 and threatened her, according to court papers.
Cops on Tuesday arrested Green.
* A 22-year-old man was busted for sticking up a South Ozone Park grocery store with two masked accomplices, police said.
Jay Jackson, 22, stormed into the Jassi convenience store on Lefferts Boulevard near 115th Avenue shortly before midnight on March 6 with two partners in crime, cops said.
Jackson stood by the door while one of the men grabbed the clerk and pulled a gun, sources said.
A third masked accomplice jumped over the counter and rifled the cash register, and all three escaped with an undisclosed sum of money.
Cops busted Jackson Tuesday. The accomplices were still on the loose last night.
* A man was shot dead outside a Crown Heights housing project early yesterday.
The 38-year-old victim, who lived in Queens, was found with neck and chest bullet wounds after gunfire erupted on Dean Street near Troy Avenue outside the Weeksville Gardens Houses shortly before 3 a.m., police said.
A grocery store owner died yesterday after he was jumped by two masked thugs in a Brooklyn parking garage, sources said.
Vladislav Tolstykh, 34, pulled into the lot on Brighton 11th Street near his shop, Brighton Bazaar, at around 2:30 p.m. when he was attacked, cops said.
He was rushed to Coney Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead, officials said.
Investigators were checking out people who knew Tolstykh's routine, because he carried as much as $20,000 to work on Saturdays, the sources said.
Detectives did not find money on the Woodmere, LI, resident's body and it was unclear how much he had been carrying.
* A tenant was busted after he slugged his female landlord in the face during an argument over the alleged lack of heat at his Bushwick apartment, cops said.
Angel Rivera, 35, on March 5 complained to the landlord of the building on Stockholm Street near Irving Avenue, police said.
The landlord visited at 10:30 p.m. to inspect the problem and found Rivera in the basement tinkering with the boiler, said cops.
She confronted him and, after a brief argument, he took a swing, sources said.Rivera surrendered to 83rd Precinct cops Thursday, said a spokesman for DA Charles Hynes.
source - http://www.nypost.com/news/nypdblotter/nypdblotter.htm / sunday, march 15, 2009