Cops: Thug robs man at gunpoint

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61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Craigslist crook

Cops are on the hunt for a tech-savvy thug who robbed a man at gunpoint on Quentin Road on Dec. 31, after luring the victim to the scene through Craigslist.

The victim told police that he met the suspect near E. 19th Street at 12:20 pm after responding to a Craigslist classified advertising an iPhone 4S for sale. When the victim showed up with cash in hand, however, the suspect allegedly pulled out a pistol and uttered a warning threat.

“Don’t do anything stupid,” he allegedly snarled, before taking $360 from the victim and fleeing into a nearby building, cops said.

One and done

A pugilist perp beat and robbed a man on Avenue U on Dec. 28.

The victim told police that he was arguing with the goon between E. 24th Street and Bedford Avenue at 6 pm when the thug knocked him out and ran off with his property, which was not specified, cops said.


A 23-year-old was arrested for slugging robbing a guy on E. 15th Street on Dec. 26 — taking his cash and a cellphone.

The victim told police that he was near Kings Highway at 10:09 pm when the suspect sucker-punched him in the mouth, and ran off with his $300 Samsung Galaxy S2 and cash.

Knife to meet you

Cops are looking for a knife-wielding thug who they say stole $900 from a couple on Avenue W on Dec. 26.

The victims told police that they were near Van Sicklen Street at 8:25 pm when the suspect appeared — knife in hand — and took their cash.

Crazy Christmas

Cops are on the hunt for a 6-foot-tall loon who they say attacked a man with a screwdriver on Dec. 25.

The victim told police that he was between Avenues W and V at 10 am when he noticed the suspect sitting inside his car. When the victim demanded that the guy scram, he attacked the victim with a screwdriver.

Fortunately, the screwball wasn’t the only one with a tool handy, and the victim smacked him in the head with a hammer, sending him running for the hills, cops said.


Cops arrested two 17-year-old boys for taking a woman’s iPhone on Avenue T on Dec. 19.

The victim told police that she was near Bedford Avenue at 2:05 pm when the suspects flanked her, grabbed her phone, and then hurled her to the pavement before fleeing.

Subway snatcher

A 16-year-old boy was arrested for robbing another teen at the north-bound platform of the Kings Highway Station on Dec. 19, taking his iPhone.

The victim told police that he was at the train station near E. 16th Street at 2:05 pm when the suspect wrestled the smartphone from his hands and then slugged him in the face.

A police officer on patrol at the station noticed the suspect as he was fleeing with the victim’s property and arrested him, police said.

iPad perp

A crook made his way into a woman’s E. 19th Street home on Dec. 30 and took off with her iPad.

The victim told police that she left her home between Kings Highway and Quentin Road for work at 9:30 am, and returned at 6:30 pm to find that her pricey Apple gadget had vanished.

Apple picking

A sneaky thief stole more than $2,000 worth of Apple products from a woman’s Brown Street apartment on Dec. 29.

The victim told police that the thief entered her home between Avenues T and U through a rear door at 2 am, and grabbed her iPhone 4S and Mackbook Pro, which together are worth $2,500.

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4514.

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