Bank robber targets 86th Street

62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Sovereign raid

A thief swiped more than $1,000 from a Sovereign Bank on 86th Street on Nov. 10.

The thief entered the bank near 23rd Avenue at about noon, passing a threatening note to a teller.

“This is a robbery,” the note read. “I have a gun. Don’t make me use it.”

The teller didn’t give the thief the opportunity to use the pistol that was never shown — giving him all the money from her cash drawer.

Taxi thieves nabbed

Two knife-toting thieves were arrested on Nov. 7 when the cabbie they were trying to rob took them from Bensonhurst to the 61st Precinct on Coney Island Avenue.

The victim told police that he picked up the two goons on Avenue S near W. 10th Street at 12:20 am when the thieves flashed their weapon and demanded his property.

But instead of handing over the money, the cabbie took the thieves for a ride — to the nearest police station.

Bat attack

A goon jumped a man on McDonald Avenue on Nov. 8 — striking him in the head with a baseball bat.

The two men were arguing outside a cooling supply warehouse near Quentin Road when the 8:15 am attack took place.


Police arrested a 25-year-old woman who they claim attacked her husband with a frying pan during a Nov. 5 spat on Bay 26th Street.

The couple was arguing inside their home near Benson Avenue at 7:30 pm when she cracked her hubby over the head with her cooking tool, police said.

Bay Parkway creeper

A thief broke into a Bay Parkway apartment on Nov. 6, taking a PlayStation 3 and several games.

The 38-year-old tenant near 87th Street left her home at 4 pm. When she returned several hours later, she learned that someone forced open a fire escape window that led to her bedroom.

Saved by teacher

A thief tried to steal a phone from a 14-year-old on 24th Avenue on Nov. 10 — but was warded off by a curious teacher.

The teenage victim was nearing his school at 87th Street at 7:45 am when the suspect punched him in the side of the head and demanded his phone.

The student was about to give over the phone when the teacher intervened, sending the thief running off.

$5,000 taken

A thief broke into a W. Fourth Street home on Nov. 5, taking $5,000.

Police said the thief entered the home, located near 20th Avenue, sometime after 5:15 pm — crawling through a bathroom window in order to get inside.

Wheel rippers

A thief swiped the tires and rims off a 2011 Nissan Maxima parked on Shore Parkway on Nov. 9.

The 36-year-old owner of the car left his vehicle near 20th Avenue at 9 pm. When he returned the next morning, his new car was found resting on its rotors.

— Thomas Tracy

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at ttracy@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2525.

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