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Cut for watch

A 37-year-old man had his arm sliced open when he didn’t hand his watch over to a mugger fast enough, cops in Gravesend said this week.

Cops said that they were still looking for the thief responsible for the 2:30 a.m. confrontation on July 28.

The victim said that he was walking along West 6th Street between Avenue P and Quentin Road when the thief, who he reportedly knows, approached him.

Police were told that the suspect first pulled a gun on the victim as he demanded his money.

When the victim said he didn’t have any, the thief demanded his victim’s watch.

He then flashed a knife and cut the victim’s arm before running off with the watch, officials said.

The thief was last seen heading toward Kings Highway.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 62nd Precinct at (718) 236-2611. All calls will be kept confidential.

Beer muscles

A drunken 53-year-old was arrested last week after he attacked a waiter at Coney Island Surf & Turf Grill with a cane, officials allege.

Police were told that Juan Boutin was angling toward the restaurant on Surf Avenue near Stillwell Avenue at 1 a.m. on July 26 when a waiter barred him from entering, claiming he was too inebriated to go inside.

Even though the waiter offered to hail a cab for Boutin, the enraged 53-year-old swung at the water with his cane, hitting him squarely in the face, police allege.

The waiter, who was later treated for a nosebleed at Coney Island Hospital, called police, who took Boutin in for assault.

Beer muscles…and knives

Two bar flies thrown out of a Bensonhurst night spot were arrested last week when they returned to exact some vengeance on the bouncer, officials alleged.

Police were told that the bouncer ejected the two men from the bar, located on 86th Street and 18th Avenue, just before 2 a.m. on July 27.

But the patrons, later identified by police as 25-year-old Fermin Soham and 26-year-old Marco Tambriz, returned to the bar a few minutes later, this time armed with knives, police alleged.

The two men allegedly attacked the bouncer, striking him with the butt of their knives.

Responding officers took the Soham and Tambriz into custody without incident. The bouncer was bruised, but was otherwise unharmed.


A dispute in Brighton Beach ended with a 34-year-old man taking out his frustrations on his victim’s car, officials alleged.

Police said that Jeremy Rajapa was arguing with the victim near the corner of Brighton 2nd Lane and Brighton 2nd Path at 9:40 p.m. on August 1 when Rajapa allegedly picked up a cement block.

When alerted cops arrived at the scene, Rajapa was striking his victim’s Toyota Corolla with the hunk of rock, police alleged.

The car’s window was smashed, said officials. The body of the car was dented and smashed as well.

Cops immediately took action, charging Rajapa with criminal mischief and criminal possession of a weapon.

It was unclear what sparked the fight between the two men as this paper went to press.

Thousands taken

Over $7,300 was swiped from a 17th Avenue apartment last week, officials said.

The 35-year-old tenant told police that she left her home near 86th Street at 9:45 a.m. on July 30.

She returned several hours later to discover that someone had taken the cash from her bedroom.

It was unclear just how the thief got into the apartment as this paper went to press.

Marketing menace

A 44-year-old man was arrested last week for allegedly passing himself off as a seller of discount designer clothing in order to grab a five-finger discount from the manager of a Brighton Beach not-for-profit.

Cops from the 60th Precinct were told that Ramon Chernyavskiy entered the Brighton 6th Street not-for-profit back on April 4, claiming that he was selling discount designer clothing that those who use the charity could wear.

But when the manager opened her wallet to give him a down payment for the clothes, Chernyavskiy allegedly snatched the $300 out of her hand and ran off, police said.

Investigators caught up with Chernyavskiy on July 31, charging him with grand larceny, petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

Tire taker sought

Police are looking for the free-wheeling thieves responsible for stripping a car of half of its wheels last week.

A proud 2009 Honda Accord owner, 28, told police that he walked out to his car parked on 72nd Street near 21st Avenue at 11 p.m. on July 30 when he learned that someone had made off with the car’s right front and rear tires.

The pricey tire rims were also removed, officials were told.

79th Street brawl

A Bensonhurst cop was injured recently as he tried to stop a three-way domestic dispute on 79th Street near 18th Avenue.

Cops were called to the corner at 11:15 p.m. on July 14 after two men and a woman were found attacking each other with broken bottles.

When one of the officers intervened, one of the assailants grabbed him from behind and threw him to the ground, leaving him with a minor injury.

Several other responding officers immediately jumped into the fray, taking the troublesome trio into custody after a brief struggle.

Police said that the suspects – who were all related to each other -- were taken into custody on assault charges.

Shot dead on Surf

A 19-year-old Coney Island man was gunned down on Surf Avenue on a recent Sunday morning.

Police said that Micuan Serrano, a resident of West 23rd Street, was reportedly shot multiple times in the head and torso near West 30th Street at 3:40 a.m. on July 26 during an exchange with an unidentified gunman.

He died at the scene.

Cops are currently searching for Serrano’s killer.

Anyone with information regarding this person’s identity is urged to come forward.

Tipsters, police said, could receive up to $2,000 for information that leads to the shooter’s arrest and indictment.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Bagel bruiser

A Gravesend bagel shop employee was left with a cut lip and bruises following a confrontation with a shoplifter outside his store, officials said.

The victim, an employee of Hot Bagel on Kings Highway near West 9th Street, told police that he was manning the register at 3:20 a.m. on July 21 when a 20-year-old white male entered.

The stranger reportedly grabbed some beer and chips and made a bee-line for the door, but the employee stopped him at the entrance.

The ensuing struggle spilled outside, where the shoplifter clocked the store employee in the face with a beer bottle.

As the victim reeled backwards, the thief ran off into the night, police were told.

Gravesend goons sought

Police are looking for two thugs who attacked a 43-year-old man with a baseball bat recently.

The victim told police that he was approaching the corner of Avenue T and West 3rd Street in Gravesend at 2:30 a.m. on July 24 when the two suspects, described only as a white male in his thirties and a black male in his twenties, approached him.

One of the suspects was holding a baseball bat, cops were told. The other was armed with a screwdriver.

Without any preamble, the two men – who the victim claimed not to know -- lunged at their prey, leaving him with multiple injuries.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 62nd Precinct at (718) 236-2611. All calls will be kept confidential.

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