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60th Precinct: Woman steals ashes from chapel

60th precinct
The 60th Precinct station house.
Photo by Jessica Parks

60TH PRECINCT

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Woman steals ashes from chapel

A woman lied to employees and stole ashes from a Mermaid Avenue chapel on Nov. 1.

Cops said a stranger walked into the Coney Island Memorial Chapel at the corner of West 20th Street at 11:30am and claimed to be the sister of a man who had recently passed away. When asked for ID, the thief said she had forgotten her wallet at home — and took the container of ashes home with her.

A few days later, the actual daughter of the deceased man tried to pick up the ashes — and was told they were already gone. 

Armed attackers try to rob man

Two attackers tried to rob a man unloading groceries in front of his Guider Avenue apartment building on Nov. 11.

The victim told police he was taking groceries out of his vehicle after returning home at around 12:45am when the duo approached him, each holding a small black knife, and said “Take off, I know what you got.” 

After issuing the threat, the would-be thieves hopped into a light blue sedan and took off without taking anything or harming the victim.

Brute attacks deli employee

Some brute physically attacked an employee of a Brighton Beach Avenue deli on Nov. 7.

Cops said the victim was sitting down at their workplace near Brighton 3rd Street at 5:4opm when a stranger came up behind him and started hitting him in the face — then stole his wallet. The assailant then fled northbound toward Ocean View Lane, leaving the victim with minor injuries.

Tough stabs man in street fight

A tough stabbed a man in the middle of a tussle on 86th Street on Nov. 12.

Police responded to a report of an assault in progress with a knife near Avenue V at around 8:30pm. When they arrived on the scene, they found that the victim had been stabbed with a knife by an unknown assailant who had already fled. The victim told cops he and the suspect got into an argument while drinking.

Emergency responders transported the victim to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn with a laceration to the collarbone. 

Clothing stolen from parked car

Some sneak stole some clothing from a car parked on West 19th Street on Nov. 6.

The victim told police he parked his car near Surf Avenue and left clothes including some fur items, a gold necklace, and grey Nike sneakers inside. When he got back in the car, he realized everything he had left inside was missing. Police said the victim did not remember whether or not the car had been locked.

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