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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

A grand goof

An opportunistic miscreant stole $1,066 in cash he found on the ground of a Cropsey Avenue store on Oct. 27 after another man dropped the wad when he was buying cigarettes. The man dropped the cold hard cash on the cold hard floor of the store between 23rd Avenue and Bayview Place just after 5 pm, and returned shortly thereafter, at which point he and the manager reviewed the store’s security cameras, which showed the crook grabbing the loot and fleeing. Investigators are also reviewing the camera footage, according to the report.

Dangerous delivery

A violent thief attacked a Chinese food deliveryman and stole his electric bike on Bath Avenue on Oct. 24.

The assault and theft occurred just before 11:30 pm, between Bay 13th Street and 16th Avenue, where the perp pulled the man off his bike, causing an abrasion to victim’s elbow. The lowlife then covered the man’s mouth with his hand when he tried to scream, flashed a knife, and ordered him to pick up his bike before the thief fled with the wheels towards Bay 13th Street. Police are reviewing surveillance cameras in the area, according to their report.

Wheels of steal

A sneak thief stole a man’s 1998 Toyota Corolla from 18th Avenue sometime between Oct. 25 and 26.

The man parked the car between 80th and 81st streets at around 10 pm, according to the report. When he returned the following day, the car was gone. There was no broken glass in the area and no outstanding summonses on the car that would have resulted in it being towed, according to the report.

Purse-snatcher

A no-goodnik stole his ex-girlfriend’s purse from her shoulder on Avenue S on Oct. 26.

He grabbed the bag, which contained her cell phone and $40 in cash, just after 10:30 am on the avenue near Lake Street, according to the report.

No-good duo

A pair of goniffs stole a man’s bike, backpack, headphones, and cash on Bay Parkway on Oct. 28.

They grabbed the things and made their getaway from the block between 67th and 68th Streets, where the man had parked his bike just before 7 pm, police said. The victim chased the thief who was riding off with the bike on foot and caught up with him, but after dropping the bike, the punk began punching the victim in the face before grabbing his backpack and headphones and running off. The second goon then chased the victim for two blocks before disappearing. Police said they are reviewing security cameras in the area.

Grab bag

A lout stole a woman’s passport and $1,400 in cash from her purse when she briefly put it down in an 18th Avenue store on Oct. 28.

The woman said she had put the bag down briefly and walked a short distance away in the store, between 67th and 68th streets, just after 7 pm. Investigators said security camera footage showed images of another woman reaching into the bag, grabbing the cash and the passport, and fleeing on foot.

Out the in door

A thief stole jewelry and $1,500 in cash after he climbed through an unlocked fire escape window at a W. 7th Street apartment on Oct. 28.

The robber entered the home, between avenues O and P, through the window at 8:30 am, according to the report. He promptly grabbed the cash and jewels and fled — this time through the front door.

Swung and hit

A punk swung and hit another man with a wooden stick behind their 73rd Street house on Nov. 3.

The assailant approached the other man with the stick and clobbered him on his head at around 8 am in the backyard of the home between 19th and 20th avenues. The assault left the man with redness and a laceration on his right ear, according to the report. The lowlife then fled in an unknown direction.

Keyed up

Police arrested a man who randomly cut a stranger on the arm with his set of keys on New Utrecht Avenue on Nov. 5.

The men were standing at the corner of 80th Street just after 1 am, when the perp approached the victim and asked, “Do you have a problem with me?” He then took a set of keys out of his pocket and cut the man on his left arm, causing minor pain, laceration, and bleeding.

Bat attack

A pack of three punks approached a ban from behind and hit him with a baseball bat on Shore Parkway — before they piled on to punch him and steal his wallet that had $200 and credit cards inside — on Nov. 5, according to police.

The assault and robbery occurred between Bay 37th and 38th Streets just before 10 pm, when the gang approached the man — who was walking with a woman — from behind, hit him with the bat and started punching him in his face, causing pain and swelling to his face. One of the perps then grabbed the man’s wallet from his pocket and the louts fled on foot towards Bay 38th Street.

Updated 6:00 pm, November 8, 2017
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