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Gun-toting robber steals chain from would-be paramour

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Fake flirt

A black mask-wearing burglar brandishing a gun stole a gold chain on Aug. 18 on Avenue W and then fled on foot from a man who was expecting to meet a woman he thought he had connected with on MeetMe.com, a dating website.

The theft occurred outside an apartment complex near W. 11th Street, and the perp fled up to the sixth floor of a nearby building after stealing the chain. Building security did a sweep of the floor soon after but found neither the fake flirt nor the gold chain. Police are reviewing security cameras from the corner where the theft occurred, according to a report.

Gaming the system

A man who opened up a community center on Surf Avenue on Aug. 15 discovered that unknown thieves had picked a lock and stolen hundreds of dollars worth of electronics from the gaming room.

The miscreants got away with two televisions, a speaker, video games, and a console bundle from the center on between W. 23rd and W. 24th streets at 7:30 am, according to police. Police plan to review the center’s security cameras, according to the report.

Splitting headache

Police arrested a man and charged him with felony assault after he struck a woman on the head with a metal rod in her W. 23rd Street home on Aug. 14.The blow inflicted around 12:30 pm in the home between Mermaid and Surf avenues caused the victim to suffer a contusion, pain, and swelling, according to the report. She was treated at Coney Island Hospital soon after the assault.

A sicko at the hospital

A low-life stole a Samsung Galaxy S7 phone and a credit card from the emergency room bed of a patient in a hospital on Ocean Parkway while the patient was in the bathroom on Aug. 15. The thief, who struck around noon, also stole a black phone case and a New York State-issued benefits card. Police have footage of the suspect in the hospital hallways on the day of the theft, but he’s still at large, according to the report.

— Julianne McShane

Updated 1:34 am, July 10, 2018
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