An 18-year-old attacked a woman on E. 108th Street during a Sept. 27 skirmish, but was arrested before he could harm his victim any further.
The victim said she and her attacker were quarrelling between Farragut and Glenwood roads at 8:30 pm when the 18-year-old began punching and slapping her. The thug then choked her, dragged her across the floor and held her arms above her head in an attempt to restrain her, she told police.
Battered, bruised and in shock, the woman called 911. Responding officers took her attacker into custody on assault charges as paramedics brought the woman to an area hospital for treatment.
A 21-year-old thug was arrested on Sept. 27 after he was caught carrying an unloaded handgun.
Police said that their suspect, who had been arrested for robbery in 2006, was spotted with the gun at the corner of E. 101st Street and Avenue K at 3:39 pm.
Cops took him into custody without incident, charging him with criminal possession of a weapon.
A thief made off with a 40-year-old man’s laptop computer as he typed away in an Avenue N park.
The victim told police he was inside the park, which is near Utica Avenue, at 1:20 pm when the thief rolled by on a bicycle and snagged the pricey item.
He should have known — this was too good to be true.
A man told police that he was conned into paying $8,000 for an Avenue I home.
The 57-year-old victim said the con man approached him back in November, 2009, about the home, which is between Nostrand Avenue and E. 31st Street.
The victim probably thought that he was getting the house for a steal, but soon realized that this would-be realtor was the true thief, since it turned out he never had a deed to the house.
Garage goons sought
Three thieves tried to break into a Bergen Beach garage on Sept. 15, but ran off after being discovered.
A Bergen Avenue resident, who lives between Ralph Avenue and Avenue K, said he saw the thieves trying to pry open the garage door at 4:50 pm, but they ran off when they realized they were being watched.
Shot in the back
A trigger-happy gunman opened fire on two men as they returned home from a nearby bowling alley on Sept. 18, hitting one of them.
The victims told police they were walking near the corner of E. 82nd Street and Avenue K at 2 am when an unidentified male across the street saw them and pulled his gun.
The victims saw the gun and ran, but one of them — a 22-year-old — was hit twice in the shoulder, cops were told.
The man was listed in stable condition following treatment at Brookdale Hospital. Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 69th Precinct at (718) 257-6315. All calls will be kept confidential.
Stabbed during break-up
A thug stabbed a 26-year-old man in the back on Sept. 19 during a brawl on Utica Avenue.
The victim was hanging out with his pal between Avenues I and J at 5 am when he got into an argument with an unidentified male.
When things got violent, the victim tried to break up the fight, but was stabbed for his trouble.
Help wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can help them arrest neighborhood vandals.
The hefty reward is part of the city’s ongoing push to rid New York of graffiti, the leading quality of life complaint brought to police.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.
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