Robber grabs woman’s cellphone out of her hand

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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach


A man robbed a woman while she was walking home at the intersection of 32nd Street and New Utrecht Avenue on Feb. 21, said police.

The woman told officials she was walking with her cellphone in her hand when a man ran up from behind her. The robber grabbed the phone from the woman’s hand and fled toward 61st Street, authorities said.

Out numbered

Two brutes mugged a man on 77th Street on Feb. 21, said police.

The man told authorities that he had just exited the subway and was walking between 16th and 17th avenues at 1:30 am when he was approached from behind by two ruffians. The louts struck the man in the back of the head and forced him to the ground, officials said.

The pair riffled through the man’s pockets and fled the scene with cash, jewelry, and a cellphone, said police.

Knife to meet you

A knife-wielding ruffian robbed a man on New Utrecht Avenue on Feb. 21, authorities said.

The man told police that he was sitting in his parked car between Bay Ridge Avenue and 70th Street at 1:30 am when the baddie approached him and demanded cash.

The bruiser brandished a knife and took $700, a cellphone, and car keys from the man before punching him in the face, according to a police report.


A nogoodnik swiped a woman’s unattended purse at a nail salon on 20th Avenue on Feb. 16, said police.

The woman told police that while she was having her nails painted between 74th Street and Bay Ridge Parkway at 3 pm, she left her handbag unattended and a thief took the chance to grab cash and credit cards from the pocketbook.

The bandit made off without a trace, officials said.

— Caroline Spivack

Posted 12:00 am, March 1, 2017
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