Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate
Police arrested a man for beating a guy with a belt on W. 20th Street on May 22.
The victim told police that he was between Neptune and Mermaid avenues at 2 am when the man jumped out at him and began whipping him in the chest and back with the belt. Emergency responders took the victim to Coney Island Hospital and police on the scene cuffed the suspect, according to a police report.
A cad beat a woman with an umbrella on W. 24th Street on May 25.
The woman told police that she entered her apartment building between Surf and Mermaid avenues at 4 pm. Suddenly, a man jumped out at her and struck her in the head several times with an umbrella, officials said.
Emergency responders treated the woman and transported her to Coney Island Hospital, said police.
A thief slashed a sleeping man’s pockets and stole his wallet at the Stillwell Avenue subway station on May 28.
The victim told police that he boarded a D train at the 59th Street station in Manhattan and drifted off. But when he awoke at the Stillwell Avenue station he discovered his back right pocket was cut open and his wallet, stuffed with cash and bank cards, was gone, according to a police report.
A safecracker stole $1,200 from an Ocean Parkway store’s safe on May 22.
The owner of the metal box told police that the combination safe was locked in the supervisor’s office.
— Caroline Spivack
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