Man heads to bar; it’s closed; he’s shot

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A man was shot on Fifth Avenue in the early morning hours of April 6 after the bar to which he was headed turned out to be closed.

Details were sketchy, but it appears that the victim was first hit with a blunt object and then shot as he neared the corner of 92nd Street at around 5:30 am.

He was immediately taken to Victory Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for the gunshot wound. Police are reviewing surveillance camera footage in hopes of catching the mysterious perp.

Dancer bottled

A 22-year-old woman was pushed against a wall of a Third Avenue bar and injured by a broken bottle on April 7.

Police said the woman was dancing at the bar, which is near 77th Street, at around 3:30 am when a dark-haired man pushed her and cut her cheek.


Close to $4,000 in high-tech equipment was stolen from a Marine Avenue apartment on April 7.

The 36-year-old victim discovered the theft when he returned to apartment, which is near 96th Street, at around 3:20 pm. Missing was a desktop computer, a laptop, and $400 worth of accessories.

Merchant steal

A careless 20-year-old woman purchasing business supplies at a Fifth Avenue office supply store accidentally left her credit card with the cashier. Someone then used it for a fast-food feast.

The trouble began on April 7, when the victim charged $30.71 on her credit card, and left the card behind. The opportunistic bandit then went to an unmonitored register, where the card was tested with a 9-cent purchase, cops said.

Then, $629 worth of goods were pruchased, including gift certificates for $25 at Burger King and $15 at McDonalds.

That’s when the victim was notified by her credit card company that the card was being used. The credit card was cancelled, and the office supply store turned over a tape of the perp to authorities.

Police said they are aware of the perp’s identity and are currently looking for her.

Door-bust bandit

A man who was awakened in the middle of the night by a banging across the street from his 66th Street apartment came back from investigating the noise to find his front door kicked in and $1,000 missing from his bedroom dresser.

Police believe that the bandit knew where the cash was in the apartment, which is near Seventh Avenue.

Cash stolen

Thieves broke into a business on Fort Hamilton Parkway overnight on April 8 and walked off with $300.

The 62-year-old owner said he’d locked up the store, which is near 69th Street, only to return the next day to find that a security gate leading to the basement was cut.

Late-night mug

A woman had her purse swiped as she walked home on 86th Street on April 9.

The four criminals surrounded her at around 2 am, near 20th Avenue.

Next, one of the hoodlums snatched the purse, which contained $160, credit and debit cards, police said.

Unfortunately, the woman was unable to get a good look at the thieves as they fled, running towards Benson Avenue.


An elderly woman came home to her Bath Avenue apartment on April 8 to find her front door damaged and her property missing.

The 90-year-old woman found that the perps took more $3,000 in cash and jewelry in the 12:30 pm robbery, police said.

The criminals fled the apartment, which is near Bay 14th Street, before she came home. Unfortunately, no one was able to identify the thugs.

Trio caught

Police caught three thugs who attempted to rob a teenager on April 8.

The teen was walking on Avenue U, near West 10th Street, at around 9 pm, when a van pulled up next to him. A gunman got out and screamed, “Get in the van! We’re taking your stuff!”

In sheer terror, the victim ran away before the thugs could take anything. But he took something of theirs: a description of their faces, which later helped cops nab the would-be criminals.

Chivalry hurts

A man was mugged on West Fifth Street as he was walking his girlfriend home on April 8.

The couple was near Quentin Road at around 3 am, when two perps approached. One grabbed the man by the neck and demanded that he fork over his cash. Next, the thugs started punching and kicking the couple, snatching a cellphone, police said.

The criminals fled in a white SUV truck.

Hot wheels

A man got into his car and started it up, only to discover that he had no wheels to go anywhere.

Thieves had jacked up the car, a 2006 Nissan Maxima, and stolen the tires at around 11 pm on April 6. The car had been parked on 81st Street, near 16th Avenue.

There were no witnesses to the heist.

Female duo

Two women were caught on April 5 trying to return property they stole from a Bay Parkway department store.

The thieves stole mostly clothes off the shelves of the department store, which is near Cropsey Avenue, and attempted to return the stolen items, police said.

Cops nabbed the two at around 9 pm.

Purse swipe

An elderly woman had her purse swiped in broad daylight as she was walking on 86th Street on April 2.

The woman was near Bay 29th Street at around 3 pm, when the perp came from behind on a bike. The purse contained $13, and her Medicare card, police said.

The perp biked away down Bay 29th Street.

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