Gun-toting thugs steal cash, cigarettes

62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Smoking gunmen

Three gun-wielding thieves robbed a W. Sixth Street bodega on March 20, taking cash and cigarettes.

Employees of the store between Kings Highway and Quentin Road told cops that the crooks came in at 1:35 am. One of the thieves drew a handgun and told his accomplices to take the store’s three shoppers into a back room, while he took $700 from the register, $480 worth of Newport cigarettes, and $240 worth of Parliments.

Easy pickings

A jerk robbed an 11-year-old boy of his cellphone on W. Sixth Street on March 16.

The victim told police that he was between Quentin Road and Avenue P at 3 pm when the crook ran up and snatched the phone from his hand.


A thug assaulted a 19-year-old man on 80th Street on March 16.

The victim told police that he was arguing with the thug near 17th Avenue shortly after 3 pm. After a while, the victim decided he’d had enough and tried to flee, but the thug ran him down, held him against a wall, and slashed his forehead with an unknown object, causing a laceration.

Brass beatdown

Two brass knuckle-wielding thugs attacked a man on 24th Avenue on March 18.

The victim told police that he was outside of his apartment between 64th and 65th streets smoking a cigarette at 3:20 am when he was approached by the two goons. One of the ruffians asked the victim if “the Jewish guys are dating a woman named Jay?”

He told the two that they were mistaken, at which point one of the thugs wearing the brass knuckles struck the victim on his left arm before fleeing.

Construction crooks

A thief robbed an 83rd Street apartment on March 16, taking various construction equipment.

The victim told police that he left his apartment between 23rd and 24th avenues shortly after 3 pm, and returned later to find one of his windows left ajar, and the power tools he’d been using to renovate his apartment missing.

Tool trolls

A crook burglarized a 15th Avenue construction site on March 17, taking various tools.

The victim told police that he left the work site between 76th Street and Stillwell Avenue shortly before 7 pm, and returned later to find various tools and construction supplies missing, including a steam heater and cable box.

Starting young

Cops arrested a 13-year-old kid for allegedly robbing another teen on Bath Avenue on March 13.

The victim told police that he was near Bay 23rd Street shortly after 5 pm when the suspect started punching him, and then took his shoes and iPod.

— Colin Mixson

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