Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate
Not a warm welcome
A burglar stole credit cards, a passport, and cash from an elderly woman’s apartment at W. 33rd Street on Aug. 6 on the day she returned from a vacation.
The victim told police she to her apartment between Mermaid and Surf Avenues from a trip to the United Kingdom to visit her family at 11 pm and went to bed around 2:40 am after unpacking.
Around this time, while laying in bed, she noticed a shadowy figure in her apartment, and screamed — sending the intruder fleeing the apartment with her bag containing credit cards, a New York State photo ID, a US passport, and $3,000, according to the police report.
The victim told the police she might have been exhausted from traveling and likely forgot to lock her door.
A man punched his girlfriend in the face and stole her keys and phone on Neptune Avenue on Aug. 8.
The victim had a restraining order against the belligerent brute, but when she answered the door of her home near W. 37th Street at 9 pm, he pushed his way in and punched her in the mouth, police allege.
The dirtbag then grabbed her house keys and Motorola cellphone and left the scene headed in an unknown direction, according to cops.
A man and his friend took $100 from his brother’s 30th Street home on July 27 while taking care of his cat.
The victim told police his brother and a friend were housesitting and caring his pet while he was in the Dominican Republic. When he returned to his home between Surf and Mermaid avenues at 8 am, he realized that the duo had taken the money from a safe box with a key and also damaged his TV, according to cops.
A scammer tried to blackmailed a man and threatened to kidnap a friend of his at Brighton Path on Aug. 9.
The victim, who lives near Brighton 10th Street, got a text message from a friend in Mexico at 7:55 pm, telling him to send money or a mutual friend of theirs would be kidnapped. The extortion appears to be a scam, according to the police.
— Kevin Duggan