Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate
Police arrested a man who strangled his girlfriend on Sept. 28 on Brighton 4 Street.
The assault occurred around 11 am at a home on the street between Brightwater Court and Brighton Beach Avenue. The victim said that her boyfriend grabbed her by the throat during a verbal dispute and held her around her neck while holding her to the ground. And he compounded the assault with a threat, telling her “I’ll put you to sleep, this is the last time,” according to police. The victim bit the man on his left leg to try to stop him from choking her, and she sustained pain, redness, and a small contusion on her neck and the left side of her head, according to the report.
A thief stole more than $1,000 in cash from a closed restaurant on Mermaid Avenue on Oct. 1.
The perp broke the locked gate of the eatery at W. 17th Street to gain entry at some point between midnight and 8 am, when he snagged the cash. He also made an unsuccessful attempt to access the establishment’s ATM, according to the report. Police are reviewing surveillance cameras in the area.
Police arrested a man on Ocean Parkway on Sept. 28 after he tried to steal a woman’s purse while she was swimming.
Police nabbed the man just before 7 pm at Riegalmann Boardwalk after a witness stopped him from stealing the woman’s purse — which held her credit cards, cell phone, and glasses. When the victim returned from her swim, police returned all of her property to her.
A lout stole, forged, and cashed a pension payment valued at more than $1,000 that belonged to a woman who lives on Avenue X around Sept. 11.
The woman called the city’s Employees’ Retirement System at around 6 pm on Sept. 26 from her home between W. 8th and W. 11th streets to report that she had never received her pension check, at which point an agency rep told her the check had been cashed and sent her proof of the signature. The woman insisted that she did not cash the check and that the signature was not hers.
Police arrested a man at the intersection of Surf Avenue and W 30th on Sept. 27 after he followed a mother and her children to school and stole $300 cash from the woman’s pocket.
The theft occurred between 8 and 8:30 am, when the woman was walking down W. 30th Street, towards Surf Avenue. The man was following the woman and her children when the adults began fighting, and he then stole $300 cash from her front right jacket pocket. Police arrested him soon after.
— Julianne McShane
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