A brute smacked a man in the back with a bat on New Utrecht Avenue on Jan. 31.
The victim told police that the brother of his ex-girlfriend whacked him in the back with a baseball bat as he was getting into his car parked between 63rd and 64th streets at 7:45 pm, before smashing the driver’s side window of his car and fleeing.
An Instagram hoaxer scammed a Bath Beach resident out of $4,000 on Jan. 30.
The victim told cops that the hoaxer promised to send $8,000 to the victim’s 19th Avenue house if the victim sent him $4,000 first, but after the victim wired the cash at 9:30 pm, the con artist stopped responding.
Cops cuffed two men for allegedly punching a man during a botched robbery on New Utrecht Avenue on Jan. 31.
The victim told cops that the suspects allegedly punched him in the head and knocked him to the ground near the intersection of New Utrecht Avenue and 84th Street at 7:05 pm, before they tried to grab his wallet — but the victim screamed, and the suspects ran off.
Police caught up with the suspects and arrested them at 18th Avenue and 86th Street after the victim positively identified them, according to police reports.
Police busted a man for allegedly trying to steal more than $5,000 worth of jewelry on 86th Street on Jan. 31.
An employee told police that the suspect allegedly stuffed a $500 pendant and a $5,000 necklace in his bag before attempting to flee the store between Bay 28th and Bay 29th streets at 4:43 pm, but the employee stopped him — causing him to break the door’s $250 lock.
Police arrived on the scene and arrested him on felony burglary charges, according to police reports.