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61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Sucker punch

Two 18-year-old men were arrested for allegedly beating and attempting to rob a man on Avenue U on July 12.

The victim told police that he was near E. 29th Street at 7 pm when one of the suspects stopped him, and the other man sucker-punched him across the jaw. A police officer was nearby to observe the attack, however, and arrested both suspects at the scene, one of whom was found carrying a box-cutter, cops reported.

Crime app

Cops are hunting for a purse snatcher who robbed a 56-year-old woman on E. 18th Street on July 9, taking her handbag that contained the victim’s iPhone, cards, and $4,500.

The victim told police she was near Avenue V at 3:50 pm when a man approached her, saying he wanted to ask a question. When the goon was close enough, however, he sprung his attack and latched onto the victim’s bag, wrenching it from her before fleeing.

Fortunately, police were able to use the iPhone app, “Find My iPhone,” and recovered the victim’s phone to the lobby of a Brighton Beach Avenue apartment building, cops said.

Time bandits

Two thugs beat and robbed a man on Avenue U on July 3 — bashing him in the head and taking his watch.

The victim told police he was partying and was on his way to get the bus near W. Seventh Street at 3 am when the suspect bashed him in the back of the head and took $40 and his watch.

Pistol whipped

A gun-wielding goon beat and robbed a woman of $300 on Avenue X on July 5.

The victim told police that she was between Haring and Brown streets at 3:20 pm when the suspect attacked her, pistol whipping her several times before throwing her to the ground and making off with her cash.

Beat down

A 35-year-old man was arrested for allegedly beating and robbing another man on E. 14th Street on June 30, taking $1,260.

The victim told police that he was near Neptune Avenue at 9 pm when the older man punched him twice in the face and ran off with his cash.

Tool time

Some thieves looted an Ocean Parkway construction site on July 11 — taking thousands of dollars in of power tools.

The foreman told police that he and his workers left the site between Avenues R and S after a day’s work at 5 pm, and returned at 8 am the next day to find that they were missing seven expensive tools, including a $7,500 floor sander and a $2,900 jack hammer.

Cash grab

A crook ransacked a man’s Emmons Avenue apartment on July 10, taking $15,000.

The victim told police that he left his apartment between E. 15th and E. 16th streets at 11 am, and returned shortly after noon that day to find his front door ajar and $15,000 missing.

Jewel thief

A burglar stripped an E. 26th Street apartment of jewelry on July 4.

The victim told police that he left his apartment between Kings Highway and Avenue P at 8 pm, and returned at half-past midnight to find he left a window unlocked and that a thief had used the opportunity to take $500, and $1,500 worth of jewelry.

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 5:23 pm, July 9, 2018
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