Two scammers posing as utilities workers swiped $2,000 from a senior citizen’s 64th Street apartment on Dec. 31, authorities say.
The 82-year-old victim reported that the pair of schemers rang the bell of her home between 23rd and 24th streets at 11:30 am.
“I got to check your electricity,” one of the chiselers said.
The elderly woman took the two inside, where one of the swindlers distracted her while the other went into her bedroom. Shortly after the scoundrels left, the victim discovered her money was missing.
A thug struck a man in the back of the head with a blunt object on 86th Street in the early hours of Jan. 1, police report.
The victim said he was near 17th Avenue, walking home from a holiday festivity, at 2:25 am when an unknown attacker came up from behind and hit him on the braincase.
A cane-wielding fiend assaulted a woman on Bay Parkway after she refused to allow him and a friend to use her identification to purchase a video game on Jan. 3, according to cops.
The victim said she was walking down 86th Street between 21st Avenue and Bay Parkway at 4:35 pm when she passed by a video game store, where her assailant and his associate were standing. The pair asked her to give them her driver’s license so they could buy a game.
The woman refused, and walked around the corner to wait for the bus between the 85th and 86th streets. As she was boarding the shuttle, one of the punks ran up behind her and hit her with the walking stick, then scrammed.
A crook stole the title to a car from a Bay Parkway garage on Jan. 1 — then used the vehicle to smash through the repair shop’s door, cops report.
Security cameras captured the crook cutting his way into a barred window of the business near the corner of Bay Parkway at 6 am. Inside, he picked up several pieces of pricey electronics and the keys and title to a sedan in the carport. He then hopped in the auto and rammed his way out.
A villain drove off with a Mercedes parked in a 20th Avenue garage on Jan. 1, police state.
The owner told authorities that his daughter left the luxury vehicle in the private carport attached to his building between 87th and 88th streets at noon — and left the keys inside.
But the next day a tenant of the building texted one of the victim’s employees, telling them the garage door was open. The worker went to the scene to check things out, and discovered the pricey set of wheels was gone.
— Will Bredderman
©2014 Community News Group
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