When driver went behind his truck, thieves struck

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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Dreaded delivery

A pair of sneak thieves stole more than $1,300 in cash from a commercial truck parked on New Utrecht Ave. on Oct. 20, along with the driver’s E-Z Pass tag and credit and debit cards, police said.

The driver noticed the theft when he went to the back of his truck to unload tires after he parked it between 74th Street and Bay Ridge Parkway just before 3 pm. A witness said they saw one man go into the cabin to grab the items from the center console while another acted as a lookout. Police are reviewing footage from surveillance cameras in the area.

Punched and cut

Two crooks punched two men and then stabbed one of them at a gas station on 86th Street on Oct. 19.

The assault went down at 16th Avenue at around 4 am. After the attackers punched their two victims, one slashed the other with an unknown object, causing lacerations to the body and head. The two victims went to the Fort Hamilton Veterans’ Hospital.

Drinking baddie

A no-goodnik threw a drinking glass at the head of another man inside a McDonald Avenue bar on Oct. 22.

The men got into an argument inside the bar between Avenue P and Quentin Road just before 4 am. The man who was hit with the glass got a deep laceration on the right side of his head that required stitches, which he received at Maimonides Medical Center. The glass hurler fled the scene before police could nab him, according to the report.

Blade thrower

An unruly tenant threw a knife at his landlord during an altercation on 84th Street on Oct. 16, police said.

The pair were fighting about a parking spot between Bay Parkway and 21st Avenue at 6 pm when the first floor tenant threw a knife at his landlord, who was sitting in his car. Neither were injured, and the perp hopped into his own car and sped off into the night.

Relief, then grief

A miscreant seized the moment when he stole a 2012 Nissan from Bay 17th Street when its owner left it running when she went inside her apartment to use the bathroom on Oct. 19.

The woman parked the car across from her home between 86th Street and Benson Avenue and ran inside, at which point the thief made his move. Security cameras captured him getting into the car via the drivers’ and speeding away towards 86th Street, according to the police report.

A wheels steal

A good-for-nothing stole a man’s pricey bicycle from 86th Street on Oct. 16.

The bike owner told cops he locked up his wheels to a tree in front of a gym he entered between 24th Avenue and Bay 37th Street just before 2 am. Investigators said they were reviewing footage from surveillance cameras in the area.

Sneaky suitor

A lowlife stole a cellphone from a woman on New Utrecht Avenue after she refused to leave an establishment with him on Oct. 17.

Police said the incident occurred at midnight at 71st Street, when the two tussled and the man grabbed the phone from the woman’s hand and then ran off into the night.

Driven off

A car thief stole a 1998 Honda Civic from W 13th Street sometime between Oct. 19 and 20, police said.

The car’s owner told police he’d parked the vehicle between Highlawn Ave. and Avenue S at around 7 pm on the night of the 19th, and when he returned the next morning, the car was gone. Investigators said no broken glass was found at the spot where the vehicle was parked.

—Julianne McShane

Updated 1:34 am, July 10, 2018
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