Police cuff man for punching officer


Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Cop puncher

Cops cuffed a man for allegedly smacking a police officer in the face on 76th Street on Nov. 11.

Authorities say that officers were patrolling an apartment building between New Utrecht Avenue and 17th Avenue at 1:37 am when they found an intoxicated man on the building’s roof who allegedly became aggressive with the officers, punching one of them in the face and flailing as the cops tried to cuff him. 

Cellphone swiper

A bandit stole $2,100 worth of cellphones from a Shore Parkway store on Nov. 10. 

An employee told police that the thief entered the cellphone store between Bay Parkway and Bay 38th Street at 4:10 pm and used a wire cutter to cut two iPhones from the display before fleeing.

Violent robbery

Two dirtbags punched a man and stole his wallet on 76th Street on Nov. 3.

The victim told cops that he was leaving a deli between 19th and 20th avenues at 11 pm when the two robbers pushed him against a wall and demanded his money — but the victim refused, so the ruffians punched him in the eye and grabbed his wallet, before running away, authorities said.

Identity crisis

A conman posing as a police officer convinced a woman to give him $4,300 on Bay Parkway on Nov. 8.

The victim told authorities that the fake cop called her at her home between Benson Avenue and 86th Street at 11:47 am, and told her that her identity had been stolen, so she needed to transfer her money into a new bank account. The victim complied, and transferred $4,300 in gift cards to the hoaxer, police reported.