Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate
A brute beat and slashed a 54-year-old man with a box-cutter after a botched Brighton Beach Avenue mugging on Aug. 5.
The attacker came up behind his victim near Brighton Second Street at 10 pm, wrapped an arm around his neck, and said, “Gimme all your s—,” officials said. But the victim tried to fight back, hitting his assailant in the crotch, said police.
That’s when the goon, described as approximately 25-years-old, punched him in the face and ribs repeatedly before brandishing a box-cutter and slashing the older man across the face. The failed mugger fled northbound on Brighton Second Street without any of the victim’s property, but the victim was left with cuts on his face, reported authorities.
Pain-t in the neck
Three scoundrels attacked a man on the Boardwalk on Aug. 4, one of them smashing the victim in the head with a paint can.
The man told police he was assaulted near Brighton Fourth Street just before 9 pm.
A dangerous driver hit a police officer with his car twice on Neptune Avenue on Aug. 9 — and then sped away on sidewalk, after the officer tried to arrest him for a drug transaction, police said.
Authorities reported that the officer saw the driver of the dark-colored Nissan Altima engaged in a marijuana exchange at 6 pm near W. 12th Street. As he approaced the car with Pennsylvania license plates, the driver drove into and hit the officer, then put the car in reverse and hit the cop again, said officials.
The driver fled the scene on Neptune Avenue, driving on the sidewalk at high speeds and scaring pedestrians, said police. He esecaped, while police apprehended the other man allegedly involved in the exchange.
An unidentified thief took three rims and tires from a parked car on Avenue Y on Aug. 5.
Cops said the car was discovered resting on milk crates near E. First Street at 8 pm.
A scammer suckered a womam into paying a phony $500 ransom on Aug. 8 after calling her and claiming her brother had been kidnapped.
The 20-year-old victim told police she received a phone call at her W. 11th Street apartment at 11 am from someone who said her brother had been involved in a car accident, and that he was being kidnapped unless she wired the money to a bank account.
The woman wired the money, and only later got in touch with her brother, realizing it was a scam, according to officials.
— Eric Faynberg