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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Stoop session

A gun-carrying thug mugged a man for his iPhone while the victim was sitting on his 86th Street stoop on Aug. 9, cops say.

The man said he was hanging out on his building’s front steps between 15th Avenue and Bay 10th Street at 12:30 am when the crook came up and demanded his Apple gadget. When the victim refused, the villain flashed a gun and took the phone.

Dangerous dispute

A 77th Street building owner sliced open the hand of one of his tenants after the victim failed to come up with his rent money on Aug. 9, police report.

The victim told police that the two started arguing inside his apartment between 16th and 17th avenues at 12:30 am, after he informed the landlord he couldn’t pay up. He said the building owner became enraged and pulled out blade, then carved a deep gash into the man’s hand, police said.

The victim had to go to the hospital for stitches to close the wound.

Strange change

A burglar ransacked a Bay Ridge Avenue apartment of CDs, DVDs, a dollar bill, and $150 in quarters on Aug. 9, according to police.

The victim said he left his home between 18th and 19th avenues at 11:10 am and returned later to find that the windows had been forced open and someone had taken his discs, dollar, and jar of 25-cent pieces.

Tooling around

A dim-witted thief tried to steal a tablesaw from a 77th Street house on Aug. 8 — and gave a lame excuse to the super when he got caught, according to cops.

The super stated that he spotted the crook trying to take the saw from his building between 18th and 19th avenues at 12:15 am, and confronted him.

“John sent me to get my stuff,” the perp said — before turning tail and running away, abandoning the bike he’d arrived on, cops said.

Beauty parlor beatdown

Two crooks brutalized the owner of a Bay Parkway salon and stole his wallet and phone on Aug. 12, according to police.

The proprietor of Crystal Clear Spa between 67th and 68th streets said the goons burst into his business at 11:40 pm and began slashing him with a knife. The two then punched and kicked him before reaching into his pockets and taking his money and electronic device, police said.

— Will Bredderman

Updated 5:13 pm, July 9, 2018
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