Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate
Cops cuffed a guy for punching a grocery employee in the face with brass knuckles and threatening to shoot him inside a Mermaid Avenue store on March 20.
The employee told cops he was in the store between W. 27th and W. 28th streets at about 9:15 pm when he and the suspect got into an argument about paying for items. The dispute escalated when the guy leapt behind the counter and socked the employee in the face, causing injuries to the left side of his face and eye, police said.
The suspect tried to grab a knife from behind the counter, and the employee picked up a wooden bat for protection, officials said. But the suspect left and came back with a gun and threatened to kill him, and then fled to W. 25th Street where cops picked him up, according to authorities.
Police cuffed a man for stealing a woman’s car that was parked on W. 28th Street on March 21.
The lady told police she had left her 2011 Mercedes Benz running between Mermaid and Neptune avenues at about 10 am when the suspect hopped in and drove off toward Surf Avenue, police said.
A punk swiped a guy’s wallet from inside his motorcycle parked on W. 29th Street on March 20, police said.
The owner told officers he had parked his two-wheeler between Mermaid and Surf avenues at 2:45 pm and when he went to get it at 4:30 pm, realized some malefactor had taken his black Harley Davidson wallet with his credit cards inside, according to authorities.
A baddie smashed the window of a guy’s car parked on Shell Road on March 22 and stole his laptop, police said.
The victim told cops he parked his car between Neptune Avenue and W. Sixth Street at 4 am, and when he went to pick it up at 8 am realized the rear passenger-side window was shattered and the vandal had taken his MacBook laptop and pricey sunglasses, officials said.
A cur swiped a woman’s diamond ring at her workplace on Brighton Beach Avenue near Brighton 11th Street on March 13, officials said.
The woman told police she had placed her Stous diamond ring on her desk to go wash her hands at about noon, and came back to find it missing.
— Julianne Cuba
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