A 22-year-old Bensonhurst man was arrested on Oct. 2 when he was connected to two area sex assaults, according to cops.
Police claim that Federico Chamorro Yax, of 65th Street near 16th Avenue, jumped two young women near 56th Street in Borough Park during a 3 am sexual assault.
During the ensuing struggle, Yax allegedly knocked both women to the ground and groped them, but the women fought back, scratching him before he fled.
Following a brief investigation, cops arrested Yax, charging him with the Oct. 2 attack, as well as a similar sex assault on Sept. 4 near his home on 65th Street. In that attack, a 30-year-old woman was groped, police said.
Red light raid
A thug jumped a woman while she idled in her GMC Envoy on Avenue W on Oct. 1, taking her purse.
The victim was waiting by a stoplight near Knapp Street at 5:15 pm when the suspect threw open the passenger side door and ordered her to hand over her purse, which was sitting on the center console.
The woman grabbed her bag, but the thief pulled her hair and ripped her shirt until she gave the item up. The thief was last seen running down Avenue W with the bag, which contained $300 and a pair of eyeglasses.
Fake cop attack
Two goons sporting police badges robbed a couple walking down E. Fourth Street on Sept. 30.
The victims were between Gravesend Neck Road and Avenue W at 9:10 pm when the thieves rolled up in a white BMW sedan. The two men exited the car, flashed badges, and told the couple to put their hands on the luxury vehicle before speeding away with two iPhones, a wallet and an assortment of cash.
A thug attacked a 63-year-old woman during a Sept. 30 mugging on E. 17th Street.
The victim was nearing Avenue X at 9:10 pm when the suspect crept up from behind, snatching the senior’s purse. He then threw the woman onto the ground, injuring her knee.
A teen crook jumped a 57-year-old woman as she waited for the bus on E. Third Street — taking her purse.
The woman was near Avenue X at 2:30 pm when the thief pulled her to the ground and ran off with her bag.
A greedy wire thief hit the mother lode on Sept. 30 — an electrical supply wholesaler on Ocean Avenue — and tried to make off with some copper wire.
Cops say they were called to Manor Electric Supply, which is between Avenues X and W — at which point they caught the 54-year-old thief and a 59-year-old accomplice loading up a van with more than $500 worth of copper wire.
Police say the two men had made repeated trips from the store to the van before they were taken into custody.
A thief broke into an E. 18th Street home on Sept. 27 — taking three laptop computers.
Residents of the home, which is near Avenue V, said the thief forced open the front door in order to get inside sometime after 2 pm.
Amber Jack jacked
A 17-year-old broke into the Amber Jack party boat docked off of Emmons Avenue on Sept. 26 — all so he could score a pack of cigarettes, according to cops.
Police say they nabbed the teen shortly after he forced open the hatch to the boat near E. 19th Street at 2:20 pm, while several members of the crew were still onboard.
A thief broke into a 2010 Nissan Rogue parked on E. 28th Street overnight, taking two navigation systems.
The owner of the car parked between Avenues W and X at 10:30 pm on Sept. 26. When he returned to it at 6:30 am the next morning, the vehicle was unlocked and the two navigation systems were missing.
Coney crook sought
Cops are looking for two bike-riding goons who jumped a 34-year-old W. 27th Street man in Coney Island on Sept. 1.
The victim was in the lobby of his home near Surf Avenue at 3:40 pm when the suspects assaulted him, forcing him to give up his cash.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to come forward. Calls can be made to CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
— Thomas Tracy