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Cops: Man attacked over a debt

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61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Debt collector

A 23-year-old man was arrested for threatening and robbing a man who came up short on money he owed on Exeter Street on July 31.

The victim, 18, told police that he met the suspect between Shore Boulevard and Hampton Avenue at 10:20 pm because he owed him $100. However, the victim only had $60, and when he told as much to the suspect, he allegedly became irate and pulled out a black pistol, using it to threaten the victim before taking his cash and fleeing.


Two goons robbed a woman on Avenue V on Aug. 4, taking her cellphone.

The victim told police that she was between Ford and Coyle streets at 11 pm when the crooks jumped her. After struggling with the victim, the goons grabbed the cellphone from her back pocket and fled, cops said.

Pocket run

A thug punched a man and robbed him of $20 on E. 11th Street on Aug. 3.

The victim told police that he was between Blake Court and Banner Avenue at 11:15 pm when the crook jumped out of a tan Lexus and confronted him.

“Run your pockets,” the crook barked, before slugging the victim’s face. The victim then handed over the cash, and the crook fled northbound on E. 11th Street in his car, cops said.


A gun-wielding thug robbed a man on E. 15th Street on Aug. 4 — taking his cellphone.

The victim told police that he was between Kings Highway and Avenue R at midnight when the crook pulled a gun on him.

“Let me see that phone,” he growled, before taking the victim’s property and fleeing.


A thief looted a locked car parked along Oriental Boulevard on Aug. 4.

The victim told police that he parked his car between Hastings and Irwin streets at 3 pm, and returned later to find that his $700 Samsung cellphone, $20, and his $700 iPod missing.

Mass mace

A 28-year-old man was arrested for attacking a man in a Coney Island Avenue bar, and then spraying mace into the crowd, on Aug. 4.

One of the victims told police that he was inside the watering hole between Avenues T and U at 4:15 am when the suspect punched him in the face and then began spraying mace willy-nilly into the crowd.

Loose security

Police arrested a 42-year-old security guard who they say robbed a supermarket on Nostrand Avenue of more than $1,000 worth of coffee and iced tea on July 28.

Surveillance footage shows the suspect entering the grocery store between Avenues W and X at 1:22 am, when he attempted, unsuccessfully, to pry off the lock to the manager’s office, police said. Falling short of looting the manager’s work spot, the suspect settled for ransacking the store itself, and took $1,143 of coffee and iced tea, cops said.


A burglar ransacked a man’s E. Seventh Street home on July 27 — taking cash, jewelry, and electronics.

The victim left his home between Kings Highway and Quentin Road for a weekend vacation at noon, and returned later to find his air conditioner removed from his kitchen window. After closer inspection, he realized his house had been looted, with $500, a $1,200 diamond stud, and a $600 camera missing, cops said.


A crook broke into and looted a man’s car on E. 14th Street on Aug. 3.

The victim told police that he left his car between Gravesend Neck Road and Avenue X at 4 am, and returned to find his front passenger-side window smashed, and his $50 global positioning system, $5 cellphone charger, and $20 converter missing.

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.

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