62nd Precinct: Man throws beer can at bodega owner

62 Precinct


Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Bad bodega run 

A 40-year-old man attacked the owner of a store located on Avenue U and W 10th Street on March 6.

The victim told police he refused to sell to a customer because he caught them stealing earlier that week. When the victim would sell to him, the attacker threw a can of beer at him and punched him in the face at 1:25 p.m. 

He then ran away heading east on Avenue U.

Cut the chain

A man near 19th Avenue and 84th Street had his motorcycle stolen on March 9. 

According to police, at 5 p.m. the thief cut the bike chain and made off with a motorcycle that was chained to a pole on the sidewalk.

Bringing down the hammer

Someone assaulted a man near 66th Street and 18th Avenue on March 10.

Police said the attacker swung a hammer at the 41-year-old victim and hit him in the head multiple times at 4 a.m. The victim said the attacker also tried to stab him with a knife.

NYPD officers arrested the 24-year-old.

ICE impersonator

An unknown person impersonated an Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer and scammed a man out of thousands on March 5.

According to police, the person pretended to be a law enforcement and told the victim he needed to pay to avoid being detained. The 22-year-old victim paid a total of $3,700 by purchasing gift cards in cash and giving it to the “officer” at 2:20 p.m.

Ransacked apartment

A thief broke into an apartment on Avenue S on March 9.

The victim told police, through a translator that he left his apartment to visit his brother on March 1 and when he returned on March 9 at 10:30 p.m. when he realized his apartment had been looted. The thief allegedly stole $4000 and a designer bag.

He told police he locked the door when he left and there were no signs of forced entry. A witness who lived on the first floor said he heard a noise coming from the apartment at 2:30 a.m. on March 9. The witness later spotted two men leaving the area.