Cops are looking for a crew of thieves who slashed their 32-year-old victim’s face during a Sunday morning robbery in Bath Beach.
The victim told police that he was nearing the corner of 86th Street and Bay 16th Street as he made his way home at 4 a.m. November 8 when a group of unidentified males grabbed him from behind, shoved him from the ground and demanded his money.
His face was slashed open as the thieves robbed him of $10, his wallet and a cell phone, officials said.
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.
Cops arrested a group of teenage girls for a mugging in Sheepshead Bay last week.
Officials said that the teens, six in all, attacked two other teenage girls found walking past the corner of Nostrand and Voorhies Avenues at 4:30 p.m. on November 7.
One of the victims was punched in the face and shoved into some bushes as the thieves robbed her of her purse, officials said. Her friend was grabbed by the hair and pulled to the ground as they tried to take an iPod from her hand.
Cops from the 61st Precinct said that they apprehended three of the teenage terrors, who were not named, a short time after the attack. The other three remained were still at large by late Monday.
A 16-year-old was taken into custody last week after he allegedly attacked a police officer and busted up a police car as officers raced to break-up a raucous scene in Coney Island.
Cops from the 60th Precinct said that when they rolled up to the corner of Neptune Avenue and West 33rd Street at 10:10 p.m. November 6 a crowd of up to 40 people had already formed. Several people were shouting and shoving each other, officials said.
The cops had just gotten out of the car when Shameek Thompson allegedly chucked a cement brick at the cruiser, causing minor damage.
When a female officer apprehended Thompson, the teen threw her aside, causing her to fall face first on the ground, cops alleged.
The officer suffered a few bruises, officials said.
Cops took Thompson into custody after a brief struggle, charging him with assault in the second degree, reckless endangerment and resisting arrest.
A Bensonhurst grocery fell victim to a wiry thief who wiggled through the store’s ventilation system to get inside.
Workers from Maryam Grocery, 8520 20th Avenue, said that the thief accessed the store through a rooftop vent sometime around 4 a.m. on November 8.
The thief removed $300 in receipts and some lottery tickets before climbing back into the vent to freedom, officials said.
A 31-year-old man has been arrested for a Coney Island home invasion that took place over a year ago.
Prosecutors said that Antwon Flowers was charged with burglary in the first degree, robbery, grand larceny, assault and criminal possession of a weapon for allegedly breaking into a woman’s Neptune Avenue home near West 35th Street on July 19, 2008.
Officials allege that Flowers and Andre Maraj, who was arrested shortly after the home invasion, surprised the woman and her child at 8:16 p.m.
The duo allegedly tied the woman to a chair with a duct tape and threatened to harm her son as they raided the place of cash, jewelry and electronics.
The suspects fled with the loot, leaving their victims uninjured.
Although Maraj was apprehended a short time later, Flowers wasn’t located until last week, officials said.
A 19-year-old motorist ended up idling in a jail cell last week after cops allegedly connected him to a road rage incident involving a B.B. gun in Gravesend.
Officials alleged that Michael Torres and another motorist started arguing when a sanitation truck blocked their path on Avenue O and West 8th Street at 5:25 p.m. on November 4.
If that wasn’t bad enough, everything went south when, at the height of the verbal slugfest, Torres allegedly got out of his Dodge Neon, pulled a black BB gun out of his trunk and threatened to shoot the other driver, officials charge.
He then sped off, but not before the other motorist wrote down his license plate number.
Cops identified Torres from the plate number and took the young man into custody a short time later, charged with menacing and possession of an air pistol, according to prosecutors.
Plumb Beach became a plum spot for firefighters last week as four companies converged on the small beach front community to put out an all-hands fire.
FDNY officials said that they were called to a home on Plumb 1st Street near Whitney Place just minutes before 10 p.m. on November 4. The fire was put out within 45 minutes, according to officials.
Engine Companies 321 and 309 as well as Ladder Companies 159 and 153 were first to respond at the fire, which erupted on the building’s third floor.
No injuries were reported, save for one senior citizen who suffered some smoke inhalation, officials said.
The cause of the fire was still under investigation as this paper went to press.
Cops were called to a Coney Island apartment after an argument between two women over clothing ended in a brawl.
According to published reports, Keisha Crawley, 35, and Marvo Phillip, 27, were in the middle of a clothing clash inside the West 27th Street home they shared near Surf Avenue at 11 a.m. October 27 when Phillip allegedly slapped her roommate in the face and threatened to cut her with a meat cleaver.
When cops arrived, Phillip alleged that Crawley had punched her in the face, leaving her with a cut lip.
Responding officers took both women into custody, charging them with assault.
All the fisticuffs took place in front of Crawley’s daughter, who called 911, police said.
A 51-year-old Gravesend man was arrested after he was caught mouthing off to a group of Mexican residents, police alleged.
Police said that Nicholas Marra was taken into custody for harassment and assault following the incident on West 3rd Street and Quentin Road.
Prosecutors allege that Marra threw a rock through a window and began screaming at the residents inside.
“You f—king Mexicans, why don’t you go back to your country?” he allegedly screamed.
When one of the residents finally came out to confront Marra, the 51-year-old allegedly punched him in the face and broke his cell phone, officials said.
A Van Sicklen Street resident returned home last week to hear two thieves whispering to each other from behind a closed door, officials said.
The man told police that he entered the home near Kings Highway at 7:20 p.m. on October 23 and claimed he heard “male voices coming from his mother’s room.”
When he went in to investigate, he discovered that someone had entered the room from an unlocked balcony door.
His mother’s purse and some jewelry were missing, officials said.
A fisherman testing the waters off Plumb Beach was forced to cast off his wallet and cell phone to three thugs who jumped him on the Belt Parkway bike path.
The 40-year-old victim said that he had just finished fishing at Plumb Beach Channel near Shore Parkway and was taking the path home at 3 p.m. on October 20 when the three suspects, described as Hispanic males in their 20s, stopped him.
“Give me your money and cell phone,” one of the thieves ordered.
Before he could respond, the thugs sprang into action, with two of the thieves grabbing his arms while the third rifled through his pockets.
The suspects took his property and fled into the weeds, leaving him unharmed.
©2009 Community News Group
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