Furniture fiend

Furniture fiend

Cops are looking for the gun-toting goon who held up National Furniture, 2378 Flatbush Avenue, Sunday afternoon.

Police were told that the unidentified male rushed into the store on March 7, pulling a gun on workers and customers.

The thief robbed his three victims of their cash, as well as the money in the register, before running off.

Anyone with information regarding the gunman’s identity is urged to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 63rd Precinct at (718) 258-4411. All calls will be kept confidential.

Taxi bash-a-rama

A 30-year-old man was taken into custody early Monday morning after he allegedly attacked a taxi cab with a baseball bat.

The cabbie told police that he was driving through Marine Park at 1:50 a.m. March 8 when he noticed suspect Naeem Akhtar allegedly following him for several blocks.

When the victim finally pulled over at the corner of Flatbush and Fillmore avenues, Akhtar also stopped, police alleged. He then exited his car with a baseball bat in his hand and lunged at the car, smashing out the windows while the victim was still inside, alleged officials.

Cops called to the scene took Akhtar into custody without incident, charging him with menacing in the second degree, criminal mischief and criminal possession of a weapon.

It was unclear what sparked the violence, although it’s believed that the attack was the continuation of an earlier disagreement between the two men.

Not very convenient

A thief barreled into Deepe Convenience, 1830 Flatbush Avenue, last week, robbing the place at gunpoint.

Workers said that the unidentified black male entered the store, located near Avenue K, at about 6:30 a.m. on March 1, pulling a gun on a worker.

The gunman ordered the employee to open the register and made off with $630 in cash, officials said.

Cops were still looking for the gunman as this paper went to press.

Too much work

A crew of no good rats gave up their attempt to tunnel into Song’s Deli, 5401 Avenue T, in Mill Basin last week.

Employees showed up for work on the morning of March 1 to discover something wrong with their ceiling.

When they investigated they learned that someone had attempted to cut a hole into the roof.

The work, which must have started sometime after the store closed at 5 p.m. the night before, was never completed, officials said.

Working overtime

There could have been a reason why thieves didn’t complete the above mentioned break in — they may have been too busy breaking into a nearby laundromat.

Workers at Flatbush & R Laundromat, 2220 Flatbush Avenue, told police that someone tunneled their way through the roof of their business sometime after closing on 8 p.m. on February 28.

Whoever tunneled in actually managed to get inside, where $2,000 in receipts were removed.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 63rd Precinct at (718) 258-4411. All calls will be kept confidential.

Cell swipe

A nine-year-old girl lost her cell phone, albeit briefly, last week when an older child swiped it from her hands in Bergen Beach.

Cops from the 63rd Precinct were told that the girl was nearing the corner of Avenue T and East 71st Street at 4 p.m. on March 4 when a 14-year-old grabbed the phone and ran off with it.

Responding officers caught up with the teen a short time later, taking him into custody without incident, said police, who added that the phone was returned to the nine-year-old.

Window wrecker

A thief smashed a window as he forced his way inside a Marine Park home last week.

Police said that a Coleman Street man returned to his home near Avenue S on the night of March 2 to find that someone had broken through his rear window.

About $20 in cash and some jewelry had been taken, authorities were told.

Booze bash

A late night shopper busted into a Utica Avenue beer distributor last week.

Workers at Beer King showed up at their store between Avenues M and N at 6:30 a.m. March 4 to find that someone had forced open the front door.

Whoever busted inside swiped $1500 in receipts and several cartons of cigarettes, workers said.

It was unclear how much booze was taken — if any.

Nit picker

Cops are looking for the crafty con who picked his way into an East 38th Street home between avenues T and U last week.

The 40-year-old resident told police that he returned home at 7 p.m. on March 3 and found that someone had picked the lock to the rear door.

Several pieces of jewelry was removed, police said.

Plucked from pocket

A sticky fingered thief made off with a man’s wallet as he shopped in the Home Depot on Avenue U last week.

The victim said that he had left his coat unattended in his cart for a brief time around 9:30 p.m. on March 2 when someone snaked their hand into the pocket, removing his wallet, credit cards, and social security card.

Cops were looking out for the snake as this paper went to press.

Cab driver shot

A cab driver was held up at gunpoint in Flatlands recently and got a lot more than he gave.

The 55-year-old victim told police that he was standing outside his car near the corner of East 56th Street and Avenue I during the early-morning hours of February 28 when an unidentified man with a gun approached him.

The thug demanded his money, but the cabbie refused, reportedly fighting the thief off.

The gunman opened fire during the ensuing scuffle, hitting the cabbie in his left hip.

The thief ran off empty-handed, police said. The cabbie was transported to an area hospital, where he was listed in stable condition after treatment.

Cops were still looking for the gunman as this paper went to press.

Anyone with information regarding the thief’s whereabouts is urged to contact the 63rd Precinct at (718) 258-4411. All calls will be kept confidential.

Three on one

Cops are looking for three thugs who pounded on a 19-year-old until he gave up his cell phone outside Kings Plaza.

The victim said that he was on Avenue U approaching East 55th Street at 3 p.m. on February 28 when the three males attacked him.

The trio punched their victim to the ground and then ripped the cell phone from his grasp, said officials.

Help wipe out graffiti

As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can help them arrest neighborhood graffiti vandals.

The hefty reward is part of the city’s ongoing push to rid New York of graffiti; the leading quality of life complaint brought to police.

Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.

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