Cops: Deadbeat diner attacks restaurant owner

61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest—
Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Dine and attack

A stingy foodie brutally assaulted a restaurant owner during a dine and ditch that turned ugly inside an Avenue U restaurant on Sept. 26.

The victim told police that he was working inside the eatery between E. 22nd and E. 23rd streets at 10:30 pm when one the gluttonous patrons attempted to leave without paying a $119 bill. When the host confronted the deadbeat diner, however, the thug began wailing on him with vicious blows to his face and body, cops said.

iPhone thefts

Several iPhones were stolen last week. Here’s the rundown:

• A degenerate goon robbed a woman of her Apple smartphone on Shore Parkway on Sept. 25.

The victim told police that she was near Ocean Avenue at 9:15 pm, when the crook sensed easy prey and demanded her phone.

“Don’t make me do this,” the crook snarled, before taking the victim’s property. The crook had two sleazy friends with him who did not participate in the robbery, cops said, but they didn’t step in to help the defenseless victim, either.

• A knife-wielding thug robbed a man on Avenue U on Sept. 26, taking his iPhone.

The victim told police that he was between E. 12th Street and Homecrest Avenue at 7:27 pm when the thug turned up and commandeered the victim’s smartphone at knife-point.

• A thug beat and robbed a man of his iPhone at the 86th Street subway station on Sept. 29th.

The victim told police that he had recently gotten off of a Coney Island-bound N train at the station near W. Seventh Street at 11:45 am when the goon punched him in the face. The attacker then grabbed the victim’s shirt, taking the phone out of the front pocket, and fled.

Uncommon occurrence

A violent thief beat and robbed a man inside the common area of his E. Fourth Street apartment on Sept. 22, taking his laptop.

The victim told police that he was lounging in the common area of his building between Kings Highway and Avenue S at 12:30 pm when the goon strolled in and began pummeling him mercilessly, before taking his property.

Tool time

A sneaky tool-man stole construction equipment from an Ocean Avenue worksite on Sept. 25.

The foreman told police that he and his workers left the site between Shore Boulevard and Hampton Avenue at 4 pm, but they left their tools behind. Returning the next day, the construction guys found more than $11,000 worth of power tools and supplies missing from the site.

The real world

A thief ransacked a young college student’s apartment on E. Third Street on Sept. 27 — taking more than $2,700 worth of cash and valuables.

The victim told police that she had left her apartment between Avenue P and Quentin Road at 8:30 am, and returned later to her find rear window busted in and her property missing.

Mission illegal

A slick thief, possibly raised on “Mission Impossible” reruns, broke into a Kings Highway pizzeria through a skylight on Sept. 25, taking cash and an iPad.

According to police, the crook busted in the skylight of the Italian eatery between E. 19th Street and Ocean Parkway at midnight, before lowering a ladder down and climbing in. The burglar ransacked the register and nabbed a nearby iPad before fleeing, cops said.

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4514.

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