The young man whom police identified as being part of the Bronx drive-by shooting that killed 11-year-old Kyhara Tay almost a week ago was also connected to two gunpoint robberies in the borough last month, according to NYPD.
Omar Bojang, 18, who drove the scooter while his 15-year-old passenger allegedly shot 11-year-old Kyhara Tay on May 16, was tied by cops to a pair of violent ambushes at the Butler Houses on Webster Avenue in April.
On April 18, a group of four men robbed a 46-year-old man at the public housing complex during a meet-up for an online purchase.
One of the guys pulled out a gun and hit the victim in the head while the others took his wallet and fled.
Later that week on April 22, three men again held up another 28-year-old victim while also ostensibly meeting for an online sale, hitting him in the head and nabbing his smart watch, phone, and wallet.
An NYPD spokesperson did not provide more details about how Bojang was allegedly involved in the two robberies.
Police have been looking for Bojang as one of two suspects in the shooting that killed young Kyhara.
They arrested a 15-year-old boy Friday, May 20, who they say fired the shots at another teenage boy, but mistakenly hit the young girl.
Bojang allegedly drove the scooter down Fox Street while the younger boy was his passenger.
The teen was charged with murder, manslaughter, and two counts of weapons possession.
Anyone with information regarding Bojang’s whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS (for Spanish, dial 888-57-PISTA). You can also submit tips online at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.