Two thugs beat and robbed a pizza deliveryman at knifepoint on 13th Street early on Sept. 16.
The robbers ordered a pizza at around 1:30 am and gave a phony callback number. When the deliveryman arrived at the dropoff point — between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West — the men hit him in the head and face and took $60 from his pocket and the pies from his arms. They fled toward Prospect Park, cops said.
The crime is horrifyingly similar to the mugging of a deliveryman from a Fifth Avenue diner last week.
File this under “Reasons to Protect your Identity”: A 34-year-old man walked into the 78th Precinct stationhouse on Sept. 18 to report that someone had racked up almost $1,500 in cellphone bills on an account in his name.
The victim, who lives on President Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues, told police he learned about the identity theft when debt collectors started calling him.
In case you needed another reason to remember to lock your car doors, consider this: A thief on Butler Street, just east of Fourth Avenue, got an easy score of credit cards out of a black BMW whose owner hadn’t locked the doors on Sept. 22.
The victim was at home when the thief made off with his driver’s license, American Express and Discover credit cards and an ATM card from Sovereign Bank.
An events planner from North Carolina, who recently opened an office in Park Slope, didn’t get a visit from the local welcome wagon when he came to town, but a thief did swipe his Hummer from Prospect Place on Sept. 16.
The 29-year-old victim told police he left his black H2 parked between between Sixth and Flatbush avenues at 3 am, and it was gone by 9:30 am.
Robbers stole hundreds of dollars from a 53-year-old-man on his way home from his job at a grocery store on Seventh Avenue.
The victim told police he was walking to the subway at Fourth Avenue and Union Street when two men punched him and took $700 from his front shirt pocket before running toward Sixth Avenue.
A burglar busted in a rear bedroom window on Garfield Place and got away with a laptop, a fancy bike and $150 in loose change on Sept. 18.
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