Bat man sought for brutal Bensonhurst attack

Senior shot in barber shop

A 77-year-old Bensonhurst man was shot and killed on March 8 as he struggled with a 25-year-old over a gun inside a Bath Avenue barber shop.

The two unidentified men — who police sources identified as Bensonhurst neighbors in a long-standing dispute with each other — began arguing with each other inside the barber shop near 17th Avenue at 1:30 pm.

The senior pulled a gun during the heated exchange, but the 25-year-old — a state correction officer — grabbed it. The senior was shot during a struggle over the gun.

No arrests had been made by Tuesday evening. It also remained unclear if the 77-year-old had a license to carry a firearm.

Brutal bat attack

A thug with a baseball bat brutally assaulted a 36-year-old man on 20th Avenue on March 5, leaving his victim hospitalized.

Horrified witnesses told police that the brutal assault took place at 12:50 pm near 78th Street. The victim was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.

It was unclear if the victim knew his attacker by late Tuesday.

Capital offense

A note passing bandit robbed an Ocean Avenue Capital One bank on March 8, taking an undisclosed amount of cash.

Police said the thief entered the bank, which is between Voorhies Avenue and Shore Parkway, at 10 am, but didn’t harm anyone as he handed over his threatening note before fleeing the scene with the loot.

Senior bitten

A goon lobbed rocks and ordered his pit bull to sic an 80-year-old man he was arguing with on Coyle Street on March 2.

Witnesses said the younger man was arguing with the senior at 5:45 pm between Avenues X and Y when started his attack.

Witnesses said the senior was hit with rocks and bitten in the calf, and that he now fears for his safety.

Car raid

A thief broke into a car parked on E. 12th Street on March 3, taking a laptop computer, camera and a glucose meter.

The owner of the car left his vehicle parked between Avenues U and V at 5 pm during a recent visit to his father’s house.

Booze brawler

A drunk driver tried to fight off police following a booze-fueled crash on Brighton Fifth Street on March 6.

Cops caught up with the 48-year-old motorist after he had rear ended a 2011 Mercedes SUV near Brighton Beach Avenue in his 1998 Dodge Caravan.

Cops found three empty beer bottles in the back of the Caravan, but when they approached the motorist to question him, he ran off, and then punched and kicked at cops when they took him into custody.

Nabbed for pistol-whipping

A 35-year-old man pistol-whipped an opponent during a furious exchange on 86th Street on March 6, but didn’t get away with the crime.

Witnesses said that the goon cracked a handgun over his opponent’s head during a 2:54 am argument at Bay 35th Street, but cops caught up with him a short time later, charging him with assault and menacing.

Cleaning out

A 31-year-old housekeeper was arrested last week for stealing from two Sheepshead Bay employers.

The woman swiped two rings worth $10,000 from a home on Avenue X between Sheepshead Bay Road and E. 12th Street, as well as a ring from a Haring Street home between Avenue Z and Voorhies Avenue.

In both cases the woman pawned the jewelry, pocketing a tidy sum, police said.

Bauble break-in

A crook snuck into an Avenue V apartment on March 3, taking $10,000 in jewelry.

The thief entered the home sometime after 8 am after forcing open a kitchen window.

Cabbie caper

A knife-wielding thug robbed a livery cab driver taking him to Batchelder Street on Feb. 26.

The cabbie told police that he picked up the would-be thief at a nightclub in Westbury, Long Island at 3:13 am.

The thief paid the cabbie for the ride in advance, but pulled a knife and demanded his money back when they approached the Sheepshead/Nostrand Houses near Avenue W.

Corner confrontation

More violence erupted on Coney Island Avenue before the day was out on March 6.

Hours after a man was shot in the groin at the McDonald’s, a 27-year-old man was arrested for attacking a 34-year-old male with an umbrella near Avenue U.

The victim sustained a deep cut this his neck as a result of the 9:13 pm attack.

Cashing out

A 33-year-old thief was arrested on March 2 after a botched robbery attempt on E. 34th Street.

The victim was between Flatbush Avenue and Avenue I in Midwood at 6:15 pm when the thief ran up and punched him in the face.

“Give me that money,” the thief demanded as he reached into his waistband as if he had a gun. The thief then ran off empty-handed, only to be arrested a short time later.

Stamped out

Two postal thieves were apprehended on March 3 after they were caught looting mail boxes on Dahill Road.

Witnesses told police that the thieves pilfered mail between Quentin Road and Kings Highway at about 2 pm. One of the thieves rummaged through mail boxes while his accomplice sat in a nearby car, acting as a lookout.

Both were arrested for petit larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

Cell swipe

A thief snagged a cellphone from a 60-year-old man celebrating at an Avenue U club on March 4.

The victim said he was partying with friends at the Penthouse, which is between Ocean Avenue and E. 21st Street, at 3 pm when he left his phone on a table. When he turned back to it a few minutes later, it was gone.

Car looted

A crook broke into a 2009 Nissan Maxima parked on Avenue U on March 3, but only made off with the key to the car’s rim locks.

The car was sitting parked between Batchelder and Ford streets at 11 pm when it was broken into.

Car bully

A thug attacked a car parked on E. 19th Street on March 3 — while the owner of the car was inside!

The 57-year-old victim was sitting inside the car, which was parked between Avenue S and T, at 7:30 pm when the unidentified man ran up and smashed the driver’s side window.

Beaten at club

An unidentified thug brutalized a 22-year-old woman during a scrape at an Emmons Avenue club on Feb. 26.

The victim was partying at the nightspot, which is near Bragg Street, at 1:40 am when the suspect struck her in the side of the face — leaving her with injuries that guaranteed a hospital stay.

Maimed at McDonald’s

Talk about an un-Happy Meal: A gunman opened fire at a 20-year-old at a Coney Island Avenue McDonald’s on March 6, hitting his victim in the groin.

Witnesses told police that the victim was sitting inside a car parked at the McDonald’s parking lot on Avenue U at 1 am when the gunman riddled several cars — including the victim’s — with bullets.

The victim was rushed to an area hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

The gunman sped off, leaving several damaged cars in his wake, witnesses told police.

Slashed on street

A crew of knife-wielding teens jumped a 15-year-old on Avenue U on Feb. 23, leaving him with a deep gash to his face.

The victim was nearing W. Seventh Street at 8 pm when the suspects attacked, he told police.

Bag grab

A thief made off with a 19-year-old woman’s handbag as she shopped in the Steve Madden shoe store on Kings Highway on Feb. 25.

The victim put her bag down inside the store, which is near E. 14th Street, to try on some footwear a 2:30 pm. A few minutes later the bag — and the credit cards inside — were gone.

What a snake!

A slippery crook snaked his hand into a woman’s handbag during a brief Feb. 26 encounter at the Kings Highway train station.

The 63-year-old woman was on a Q train approaching the station, which is near E. 16th Street, when the stranger bumped into her — taking her wallet in the process.

Phone snatch

A thief snagged a woman’s cellphone from her handsduring a March 1 exchange on Avenue R.

The victim told police that she near Flatbush Avenue and was checking her cellphone at 12:13 pm when the thief ran by and grabbed it.

Two on one

A pair of goons jumped a 47-year-old woman on Flatbush Avenue on March 2, cutting their victim’s eye during the struggle.

The woman was nearing Avenue I at 12:45 am when the thugs jumped her and ran off with her purse.

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