June 13, 2000 |
Police on Monday were investigating a series of assaults in which a group of men robbed, stripped and sexually abused five women in well-traveled parts of Central Park, one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. The daylight attacks followed Sunday's annual Puerto Rican Day parade.
May 29, 2000 |
Two men accused of the execution-style slayings of five people during a robbery at a Wendy's restaurant--one of the most shocking crimes in recent New York memory--were charged Sunday with multiple counts of murder, attempted robbery and weapon possession. Queens Assistant Dist. Atty. Greg Lasak described in chilling detail how John Taylor, 36, and Craig Godineaux, 30, allegedly bound and gagged their victims with duct tape, then shot them one by one.
May 28, 2000 |
A man arrested in the execution slayings of five people at a Wendy's was a fugitive who had been freed on $3,500 bail after a string of armed robberies at fast-food restaurants, authorities said Saturday. Prosecutors had requested a bail of $100,000 for John "Benji" Taylor, but the judge released him last summer "on a ridiculously low bail," said Sherry Hunter, a spokeswoman for the Queens district attorney.
May 27, 2000 |
Two suspects were arrested Friday in the killings of five employees in the basement of a Wendy's restaurant. Both men admitted participating in the crime and both face first- and second-degree murder charges, authorities said. John Taylor and Craig Godineaux were being held pending arraignment this morning. Taylor had briefly worked at the Wendy's last year. Police lifted his palm print from a recently delivered box found in the restaurant's basement.
May 26, 2000 |
Police Thursday night were seeking a former restaurant worker for questioning in the grisly slaying of five employees in a Wendy's restaurant in Queens. The workers--two more were wounded--were systematically shot execution-style by two gunmen who apparently used inside information in robbing the Wendy's late Wednesday. They failed to get $20,000 left in two locked safes in the basement, sources said.
February 18, 2000 |
Restaurant owners trying to figure out who was stealing the stock installed video cameras that allegedly caught their landlord downing expensive food and wine in the place after hours--in the nude. Albert Hohmann, a city firefighter, has been suspended without pay after being charged with burglary, petty larceny and criminal mischief, Fire Department spokesman Michael Regan said Wednesday.