62nd Precinct: Burglar steals $50,000 of tools from Bath Beach business

62 Precinct


Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Burglarized business

Someone broke into a Bath Beach business near Shore Parkway and Eugene R. Romano Lane on Dec. 20.

The victim told police thieves broke into his shop around 5 p.m. and removed a lock from a shipping container before running away. The shop owners later realized $50,000 worth of tools had been stolen. He claimed all items were accounted for during an inventory check on Dec. 14.

Jumped at a gas station

A man was jumped outside a Bath Avenue gas station on Dec. 22. 

According to police, the 22-year-old victim got into a verbal dispute with six other men when one of them started to fight him at 11:30 p.m. One of the guys slashed the victim with a knife, and another hit him with a belt. 

The victim was brought to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn to be treated for his injuries including a laceration to the head. 

Intercepted check

A thief stole thousands from a woman near 18 Avenue and 64th Street on Nov. 7. 

The victim told police she had been mailing in her checks to Con Edison and NYS Assessment, but then she got a letter in the mail saying her checks weren’t received. She also got a notice from her bank that a check from her account was altered and written out to an Eziro King, whom the victim said she didn’t know. 

She later found that the scammer had allegedly intercepted her Con Edison check and altered it from $42.50 to $4,650, stealing a total of $4,739.

Running low on batteries

A petty thief took items from a Rite Aid at 18th Avenue and Liberty Boulevard on Dec. 11. 

A witness told police a 31-year-old male entered the drugstore shortly before 5 p.m. and stole $2,341 worth of Duracell Batteries.

Harassing for money

A Bensonhurst man said he was harassed into sending thousands to an unknown person on Dec.18.

According to police, the thief harassed and threatened the victim in multiple messages and eventually pressured him into sending $2,000.  

The money was sent to someone in the Dominican Republic, outside of the NYPD’s jurisdiction, police said.