Cops cuff man for attempted hammer-wielding theft


Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Stop, hammer time!

Police arrested a man for allegedly swinging a hammer at a supermarket employee on Bay Parkway on Jan. 18.

The employee told police that he approached the suspect after he tried to walk out of the store with a six-pack of beer without paying at the store near Bath Avenue at 1:35 am, but when the employee tried to stop him, the defendant whipped out a hammer and swung at him. 

Clean escape

A bandit stole a power washer and a snow blower from a Bay Parkway apartment building on Jan. 16.

The victim told police that the burglar snuck into the basement on the corner of 79th Street at around 1:10 pm and nabbed the power tools, which cost $3,000 combined, before fleeing through the lobby door.

That’s low!

Some good-for-nothing stole a woman’s wallet and electronics while she was sleeping on a bench in Seth Low Park on Jan. 22.

The victim told cops that the thief took her belongings, including $250, from her while she was snoozing on the park bench by the corner of Bay Parkway and Stillwell Avenue.