N.Y. police are seeking two in man's slaying Baltimore couple robbed in N.Y.C.

August 16, 1991|By Alisa Samuels | Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff Raymond L. Sanchez contributed to this story.

New York City police are still investigating the death of a northwest Baltimore man who was robbed and shot five times as he and his common-law wife sat in a car in Queens.

Police are looking for two Hispanic men in their 20s who police said approached Rickey George, 33, of the 3000 block of Mondawmin Ave., and his common-law wife at 1:25 a.m. yesterday as they sat in a rented 1990 Pontiac Sunbird in the 1600 block of Summerfield St. in Ridgewood.

They were robbed of about $200 in cash and some jewelry, said Sgt. George Zaroogian, of the 104th precinct in Queens. Then, George was shot.

Police believe the couple didn't know the gunmen.

"He had been shot all over his body," said New York Police Officer Andrew McInnis.

George died 20 minutes later at Wycoff Hospital in Brooklyn, police said.

His 37-year-old companion, Inell Bonette, was uninjured, police said.

One gunman is described as about 23, 5-foot-4 and 150 pounds with short black hair and a mustache. He was wearing an orange sweat shirt, police said.

The second gunman is described as about 26, 5-foot-3 and 150 pounds with short black hair and a thin mustache. He was wearing a peach T-shirt, police said.

Investigators were looking at robbery as the motive, Zaroogian said.

George and his wife were in New York to visit a friend, police said. Tired from the drive to New York, and not able to get into a crowded restaurant nearby, the couple fell asleep in the car waiting for the friend, police said.

Witnesses have helped with the investigation, the sergeant said.

"We have several significant investigative leads that we're actively pursuing," Zaroogian said. "I can tell you the community cooperated."

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