After a string of maniacal, unsolved robberies in the Bushwick area, police are now zeroing in on what appears to be modern day, hipster-thug versions of Bonnie and Clyde. The prime suspects in question are lovers named Kip Boyano and Harlotta Skuttle. Kip Boyano, 27, already has an extensive criminal record which includes charges in relation to an underground prostitution ring at Happy Fun Hideaway. He is also the ringleader of the notorious Bushwick biker gang, the Psycho Cyclists. Harlotta Skuttle, 19, is a transplant from Nebraska who moved to Bushwick just six months ago. The two are said to have been in cahoots with one another since Harlotta’s arrival in January. The duo is reportedly armed and dangerous.
Boyano and Skuttle came under suspicion last week after a robbery took place at L Mo’s Market. According to police reports, a man and a woman both wearing pantyhose over their heads, along with fedoras and large sunglasses, entered the store on Wednesday, July 9th at approximately 3:25pm. The woman reportedly grabbed the sixty-seven year old store clerk by his neck and shoved a Smith and Wesson .38 into his mouth, demanding that he empty his cash register into her oversized bag. A pedestrian who was passing by as the couple fled the scene on a bicycle claims that he recognized Skuttle, who was riding on the handlebars. “Yeah, I met her a couple weeks ago at Pearls. She got kicked out for picking a fight with the bartender about her I.D. She also kept trying to coerce people into buying coke from her. I ended up buying a little bit… overall, I’d say it was alright.” The witness (obviously) wishes to maintain his anonymity for fear of his safety and well-being.
One of Kip Boyano’s previous arrests resulted after the kidnapping, water-boarding, and genital mutilation of a man who reported Boyano to the police after he witnessed Boyano do a “ride by” shooting on his bicycle. If you have any further information regarding this case, we ask that you contact your local authorities.
Written by Nicole Benson