Brennan & Carr bilk
A sticky-fingered thief made off with a 71-year-old woman’s handbag on Aug. 5 as she feasted on sumptuous roast beef sandwiches at Brennan & Carr.
The woman said someone grabbed her bag as it hung off her chair inside the restaurant, which is at the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Avenue U.
About $500 and several credit cards were inside the bag when it was taken.
Raped on Utica
Two thugs sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl during a horrific attack on Aug. 5.
Cops arrested the two fiends shortly after the attack, which took place on Utica Avenue between Avenues K and L at 11:50 pm, police said.
A thief pulled a knife on a worker inside a Flatbush Avenue store on Aug. 2 and ran off with an assortment of electronics.
Police said the man entered the store, which is between Avenues J and K, at 11:45 pm, pulled the knife on the worker and demanded his property.
Two on one
A pair of thugs jumped a 14-year-old on Aug. 5, taking both his clothes and some electronics.
The victim told police he was nearing Avenue J and Flatlands Avenue at 9 pm when the suspects jumped him, punched him in the face and made off with his property.
A man was arrested on Aug. 7 when he decided to get chesty with cops performing an impromptu inspection at a neighborhood club.
Police said they had entered the Kings Highway nightspot, which is between E. Seventh and E. Eigth streets, at 2 am to check for licenses when the 47-year-old suspect began cursing and “squaring up” to the cops.
When he wouldn’t get out of the way, cops arrested him, charging him with obstruction of government administration.
Fight over purse
A 19-year-old thief swiped a woman’s purse on Aug. 8, but his victim wouldn’t let him run off with his prize.
Police were told that the suspect jumped his victim near the corner of Mill Lane and Ralph Avenue at 9:45 pm.
But the woman put up a fight, delaying the thug’s escape long enough for the police to catch up to him.
A thief snuck into a Kimball Street home on Aug. 4, but was caught in the act.
Police said the suspect entered the home, which is between Flatlands Avenue and Avenue P, through a rear sliding door. He was about to grab some property when the homeowner — who was inside —interrupted him.
The suspect fled and was last seen running down Flatlands Avenue, officials said.
Needing a lift
A thief used a ladder to get into a Mill Island home on Aug. 5.
A 38-year-old homeowner said she returned to her home, which is between Strickland Avenue and Mayfair Drive North, at 6 pm — only to find that her second floor window had been forced open.
She looked out the window and found a ladder underneath the sill, said police, who believe the thief swiped $1,500, some jewelry and ran out the back door.
A thief angling for a day of fly casting swiped several pieces of fishing equipment he found on the side of an East 49th Street home on Aug. 2.
The 58-year-old man of the sea who lived at the home, which is between Flatlands Avenue and Avenue L, said the equipment was stolen sometime after 6 pm.
Two drug addicts were arrested on Aug. 7 when they were found shooting up in a Quentin Road apartment building.
Cops were called to the building, which is between E. 17th and E. 18th streets, at 4 pm after a resident found the two men doing drugs in a sixth floor hallway.
When police showed up, the suspects, who did not live in the building, were found lounging out in a stairwell, officials said.
Robbed of cell
A thief bluffed his way through a robbery on Benson Avenue Aug. 3 after claiming to have a gun hidden under his shirt.
The thug jumped a 14-year-old near the corner of near 25th Avenue at 2:20 pm, forcing him to hand over his cell hone and $20, police said.
A machete-wielding maniac robbed a woman of her handbag on a Coney Island-D train on July 27 as it rumbled past Avenue U.
The 26-year-old victim told police she got on the train in Manhattan at around 4 am and fell asleep.
Nearly an hour later she was awakened by the thug’s hands round her throat.
The thief demanded her property, but when she said she didn’t have anything, he flew into a rage.
Police said he pulled a machete, threw the woman onto the floor and kicked her in the head before running off with her purse.
Turning the tables
Two goons tried to rob a man at the corner of E. 18th Street and Avenue U on July 26, but their victim had a surprise up his sleeve — his fist.
The 27-year-old victim told police he was nearing the corner at 3:15 pm when the two suspects rolled up in a black Lexus, asking him for the time.
He pulled out his Blackberry and rattled off the time and the thieves rolled off, only to come back a short time later on foot. One of the men had a Stiletto knife in his hand. “Give me your Blackberry and everything you got,” the thief ordered.
But the victim didn’t relent.
Instead, he punched the thief in the face and ran off. The suspects ran off in the other direction, police said.
20th Ave. murder
A heavy-handed thug beat a 37-year-old to death in the street on Aug. 3, but was arrested 24 hours later.
Witnesses said the victim, who had only been in the United States for six months, was nearing his home, which is on 20th Avenue near 84th Street, at 5:20 pm when the 36-year-old suspect attacked him, leaving him with multiple injuries to his head and face. The man died a short time later at Coney Island Hospital.
Detectives from the 62nd Precinct said they apprehended his killer after linking him to an earlier dispute.
A man arrested last month for winging a 19-month-old girl during a Coney Island shoot out was shot dead on Aug. 7.
Police said a gunman shot 24-year-old Vincent Carmona twice as he rode a bicycle past the corner of West 32nd Street and Mermaid Avenue just after 3:18 pm. He later died of his injuries at Lutheran Medical Center.
Cops are still looking for the shooter, although they have not ruled out that the killing could be connected to the July 25 shooting outside the O’Dwyer Houses on West 35th Street between Mermaid and Surf avenues.
Police said that Carmona and 17-year-old Devin Dortch were involved in a fire fight, but the only person wounded was a 19-month-old standing by her mother as she unloaded groceries.
The toddler was hit in the arm and rushed to Lutheran Medical Center for treatment.
Carmona and Dortch were arrested, but released on bail a short time later.
Police said that Carmona had been arrested eight times before injuring the 19-month old, most recently for threatening a police captain.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.
Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
An NYPD Air Sea Rescue team was called to the waters off of Kingsborough Community College on Aug. 6 to rescue three swimmers in distress.
The call for support went out just after midnight, said police. When they arrived, they found the three people in the water.
Two divers jumped into the drink and placed the three victims onto a life raft, which was later met by an NYPD harbor boat.
The victims were then taken to Gateway Marina, where paramedics were on hand to treat them.
Shot in the leg
Cops responding to a shots fired call on Avenue X on June 25 found a man with a bullet in his right leg, police said.
The victim told police he was on Avenue X between Brown and Haring streets at 10 am when he heard several shots.
He ran home, only to find that he was hit.
A quick moment of carelessness cost a Staten Island man a car on Aug. 6.
The 46-year-old victim told police he pulled up in front of a store, which is on Emmons Avenue near East 19th Street, at 3:15 am and left his 2009 Infiniti unlocked with the keys in the ignition when he ran inside.
When he returned, his car was gone.
A man was arrested on Aug. 6 after cops found a gravity knife and an assortment of hard drugs in his car.
Police said they passed the 44-year-old man’s 2010 Chevrolet Impala at the corner of Avenue Z and East 13th just before 9:30 pm when they saw the weapon, as well as some Heroin and Xanax on the man’s passenger seat.
Side door man
A snake sneaked into a 77th Street home on Aug. 5, taking $7,000, a safety deposit box key and a pricey statute.
The 37-year-old homeowner said the thief entered the home, which is between 18th and 19th avenues, after forcing open a side door sometime after 9:15 am.
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