Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate
Liquor store louse
Two thieves robbed a man at gunpoint oustide a liquor store on the Riegelmann Boardwalk on April 1.
One of the baddies pointed a black handgun at the victim and demanded his money as he was leaving the store near Brighton Fourth Street at approximately 5 p.m., police reported. The other perp grabbed the victim’s wallet before the two of them fled down the beach toward Ocean Parkway, according to cops.
A dirtbag stabbed a woman with scissors on W. 32nd Street on April 2.
The victim told police she began arguing with the man in the lobby of an apartment complex between Neptune and Mermaid avenues when the bruiser used a pair of scissors to stab her in her left forearm, before fleeing the scene at approximately 10 p.m., according to authorities.
A fraudster stole $2,634 from the bank account of a Brighton 12th Street man on April 4.
The 36-year-old victim, who never lost possession of his credit card, discovered the unknown withdrawal while checking his mobile banking information at his home between Brighton Beach and Ocean View Avenue, and reported the theft to police around midnight, cops said.
Two charlatans stole $1,036 from a customer at a self-storage business on W. 21st Street on April 5.
The two fraudsters, who worked for the company, located between Neptune and Mermaid avenues, charged the victim more than necessary around noon by providing a fake receipt, and took the money for themselves, officers reported.
Bob the bandit
A sneak took a man’s wallet from a hardware store on Cropsey Avenue on April 6.
The victim was in the store near Bay 53rd Street at 11 a.m. when he placed his wallet down on the counter to pay and the thief grabbed the wallet and fled the store on foot, according to cops.
A filcher stole a purse from a woman at a Riegelmann Boardwalk playground on April 6.
The 19-year-old victim put the bag on a park bench near W. 16th Street around 6:30 p.m., when the sneak made off with the bag, containing a cellphone, a credit card, and cash, police said.
— Aidan Graham