Police cuffed a 68-year-old man for allegedly beating a man with a broom inside an 81st Street green space on July 15.
The victim, 67, told police that the defendant approached him at Milestone Park on near 18th Avenue at 7:45 a.m., raving about how the victim was sitting at his table, before throwing the victim’s bike to the ground, tossing his coffee at him, and smacking him repeatedly with a broomstick.
A thief maced two workers after stealing clothes from their Bay Parkway store on July 8.
The victims told police that they attempted to intercept the crook after spotting him trying to exit the store between Bay Parkway and Shore Parkway with stolen clothes at 7:30 p.m.
Unfortunately, the goon pulled out a can of pepper spray and doused them in the eyes, before taking off in a white van, cops said.
Borough Park strangler
A lowlife posing as a cop strangled and robbed a 61-year-old woman on 23rd Avenue on July 10.
The victim told police the scumbag approached her between 62nd and 63rd streets at 2:50 a.m., claiming he was a police officer, before trying to remove her bag.
When the victim attempted to call 911, he threw her to the ground and strangled her, causing her to lose consciousness, cops said.
Neighbors who heard the victim scream called police, and a witness said that the bruiser escaped in a black sedan, authorities reported.
Some punks struck a man in the knee with a pipe on 80th Street on July 16.
The victim said that a band of drunken lowlifes approached him between 12th and 13th avenues at 9:10 p.m., when they began viciously pounding on his left knee with the metal pipe, authorities claimed. The victim was transported to Lutheran Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries, cops said.
A thief stole $9,500 from a man’s W. Ninth Street home on July 18th.
The victim told authorities that he had left for surgery the day before, and returned heavily medicated to his apartment between Highlawn Avenue and Avenue S the following afternoon. When he woke up the morning of July 19, he realized the cash was missing, authorities reported.
His superintendent informed him that a plumber has entered him home at 9 p.m. on July 18, and may have swiped the cash, cops said.
— Rose Adams