62nd Precinct: Thief crashes stolen car

62 Precinct


Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Thief crashes a stolen car

A thief stole a car off of 17th Avenue in Bensonhurst on Aug. 12.

According to police, the victim had left his truck running on the street at about 4:42 p.m. when an unknown man got inside and drove away. The owner did not know the car was missing until the thief crashed the stolen truck into an unsuspecting witness’s vehicle – and the witness called the rightful owner to report the crash. 

The car thief ran away from the scene of the car accident. The car was found in front of 112 1st Place. 

Faux account

A scammer stole hundreds from a Bath Beach man on Aug. 8. 

The victim told police he received a statement from an unauthorized credit account that morning and quickly realized someone had stolen and used his social security number to open a bank account in his name. The sneaky thief racked up a total of $895 in purchases on the illicit account.

Missing wallet 

A jerk got away with a stolen wallet near the corner of West 5th Street and Avenue S on Aug. 8. 

Police said the victim parked his car at the intersection at about 7 p.m. and left it overnight. When he returned the next morning, he found his wallet was missing from the center console. The purloined wallet contained the victim’s credit cards and a whopping $470 in cash. Cops said the victim did not remember if he had locked the car door or not.

Popped tire robbery

Some creep robbed a woman as she tried to sort out a popped tire on West 1st Street on Aug. 8.

Cops said the victim parked her car near Kings Highway at about 2:30 p.m. while she took money out from the nearby TD Bank. A few minutes later, when she walked back to her car, she realized the rear drivers-side tire was popped and flattened. While she assessed the damage, an unseen thief grabbed her purse with her wallet, car keys, and $3,000 in cash.