Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate
Two jerks robbed a man at gunpoint in a W. 27th Street apartment building on Feb. 14.
The 23-year-old victim said he was in the hallway of the residence near Mermaid Avenue at 4 pm when the two men stopped him. One drew a small, black gun and told him to give them what was in his pockets, police reported. The victim told cops he handed them $250 and his Alcatel cellphone and the thieves ran down the stairwell of the building.
Police said they did not find the men after searching nearby, and are looking into camera footage of the building.
Three punks robbed a teenage boy on Stillwell Avenue on Feb. 12.
The 15-year-old told officers he was near Bay 43rd Street at 8:30 am when the three approached him. One put his arm around the teen and asked him to give up his possessions, according to the police report.
The thieves then took jewelry, cash, and the boy’s wallet, and fled on Stillwell Avenue towards Avenue V, cops said.
Watch your bag
Someone stole a man’s bag while he rested his eyes on a Brooklyn-bound N train on Feb. 14.
The man said he got on the train train at Ditmars Boulevard in Queens at 1:20 am, put his brown bag between his legs, and fell asleep. However, when he awoke around 3:15 am, he realized someone had taken the bag, he told police. He got off the train at Stillwell Avenue station, and told police that his bank confirmed that someone had made two purchases using his debit card at two different Rite Aid stores.
Police said they searched near the stores and found two people they believe took the bag, but the report did not specify if they had been arrested.
A good-for-nothing stole pipes from a plumber at a Surf Avenue house on Feb. 9.
The plumber said he noticed the four pipes were gone from a storage area in the house near W. 31st Street at 3:30 pm. Construction workers and Housing Authority workers have access to the area, and there are many ways someone could have gained access to it, police reported.
A no-goodnik stole cash and more from a senior’s stroller at a Brighton Beach Avenue drugstore on Feb. 16.
The 78-year-old victim said she was shopping in the store near Coney Island Avenue at 1:37 pm when the thief took her cash, purse, and other items from her stroller.
Police said there is footage of the incident.
— Adam Lucente