sheepshead bay police blotter for week of Sept. 24

Straphanger robbed while sleeping, police say

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61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Rude awakening

Three punks robbed a man who’d fallen asleep on a Flatbush Avenue-bound 2 train as it entered the 86th Street Subway Station on Sept. 14, taking his iPod, Blackberry, wallet, credit cards, and $30 — before they punched him in the face.

The victim told police that he fell asleep after transferring onto the 2 train at the 56th Street station, but endured a rough awakening when someone punched him in the face as the train entered the 86th Street station near W. Seventh Street at 3:20 am.

He looked up to see the three punks gloating over him before they fled from the train and into the station. After inspecting his pockets, the victim realized they had been emptied by the crooks — before they woke him with the knuckle sandwich.

Lock your window

A crook burglarized a man’s Ocean Avenue apartment on Sept. 15, taking an Xbox 360, iPad, golden chain, and $2,000.

The victim told police that he’d left the window to his apartment between Avenues W and X unlocked before heading to work at 11 am, and returned later to find more than $3,000 worth of property missing.

Jewel thief

A thief ransacked a woman’s Quentin Road apartment on Sept. 15, taking $1,500 and assorted jewelry.

The victim told police that she had left her apartment between E. 19th Street and Ocean Avenue at 5 pm, and returned later to find her bedroom window open and property missing.

Pay day

A crook pilfered a man’s Ocean Avenue apartment on Sept. 13, taking $1,500 and $5,100 worth of jewelry.

The victim told police that he left his home between Jerome and Voorhies avenues at 6 pm, returning later to find that one of his windows had been smashed in, and that $6,600 worth of his property had been taken.

Morning showers

A sneaky thief snuck into an unlocked Abbey Court home on Sept. 6, taking a $580 laptop — while a resident was upstairs showering.

The victim told police that she had left her home between Seba and Lois avenues a few weeks before the incident, but that her brother had been in the shower at around 9 am, when the opportunistic crook stuck his head in and decided to nab the laptop.

Grand theft safari

A thief drove off with a man’s SUV he’d parked along E. 23rd Street on Sept. 14.

The victim told police he’d left his 1992 GMC Safari between 2667 E. 23 street at 11:30 am, and returned later to find an empty spot.

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 1:16 am, September 24, 2012
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