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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

He had a nut loose

Cops cuffed a man wrench-weilding suspect after he allegedly snatched a woman’s phone at the intersection of Stillwell Avenue and Avenue S in Gravesend on Aug. 6.

Police said the suspect grabbed the woman’s phone at 3:30 am. The victim started chasing him, but he whipped out a wrench and she ran screaming into the street, law enforcement sources said.

A nearby police officer saw the fracas, chased the man down, and cuffed him kicking and screaming, reports state.

Do-gooders done wrong

A pair of brutes beat up and robbed a man and woman who tried to stop them from stealing a license plate on 86th Street on Aug. 10.

The good Samaritans saw the punks trying to take a license plate off their friend’s car parked near Bay 17th Street in Bath Beach at 9:40 pm and confronted the would-be thieves, but the punks started pummeling the man and woman and stole two chains valued at $1,800 from one of the victims, police said.

Paramedics treated the beat-up do-gooders, who sustained injuries to their eyes, face, and chest, reports state.

Rude awakening

A home invader who tried to climb into a 19th Avenue bedroom window turned tail and fled when he realized a resident was sleeping in the room on Aug. 9.

The burglar climbed through a window at the apartment between 62nd and 63rd streets in Borough Park at 4:25 am, but when he rattled the blinds, it startled a resident sleeping in the room, police said.

The victim screamed and the perp fled westbound on 62nd Street toward 18th Avenue, reports state.

Forget the car

A burglar who knew what he wanted broke into a car in order to break into a 62nd Street garage and steal a hedge trimmer on Aug. 6.

The man slipped into the backyard of a home between Bay Parkway and 23rd Avenue in Mapleton at 3:55 am and may have used a universal key to unlock the victim’s car, police said.

Once he was in the car, the man used a garage door opener therein to access a nearby garage, law enforcement sources said. The thief stole a hedge trimmer and made the getaway on a bicycle westbound on 62nd Street, reports state.

— Max Jaeger

Updated 5:34 pm, July 9, 2018
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