Picking on the elderly
A thief knocked a 91-year-old man off of his feet, and then robbed him inside the man’s E. Third Street home on Oct. 16 — taking cash and a wallet.
The victim told police that he was inside his house between Avenues X and Y at 6:10 pm when the doorbell rang and he went to investigate. He saw a man outside his front door holding a package, and calling the victim’s name.
When the old man opened the door, the crook pushed him to the ground and dragged him to the kitchen, where he corralled his geriatric victim and, bizarrely, requested a cup of water. The victim told him that the cups were in the cabinet. As the crook went to serve himself he spotted $20 on the counter and scooped it into his pocket.
The crook also took the victim’s wallet off of the counter before sitting the victim in the living room, disabling the man’s phone, and then fleeing in a red car.
Three fiends sneaked into a man’s E. 18th Street apartment while he was passed-out drunk on Oct. 13 and sexually assaulted their victim.
The victim told police that he was sleeping off a bender in his home between Avenues S and T at noon, when he noticed the three corrupt strangers looming over him. The victim said one of the fiends told him to rest, before violating him from behind.
The bewildered drunk told police he couldn’t remember anything else, except that the savages fled out the front door.
Piggy bank pillager
A short-changed bandit stole a jar of coins from a woman’s E. 19th Street home on Oct. 20.
The victim told police that she returned to her parents’ house between Avenues U and T at 5:30 pm, when she noticed that a patio door had been left ajar. Upon inspecting her room, the victim realized that some thief had nabbed her piggy bank, which contained $50 in coins.
A burglar ransacked and looted a poor, elderly couple’s E. 24th Street home on Oct. 20, taking $1,500.
The victims’ granddaughter told police that she’d left the home between Avenues W and X with her grandfather at 6:30 pm, and returned later to find her grandmother’s room in tatters and the cash missing. The thief apparently entered through a window the victims found ajar near the rear of the victim’s bedroom, and used a chair outside to reach it, police said.
A thief snuck into a man’s E. 28th Street garage and stole two bikes on Oct. 20.
The victim told police that he went to sleep in his home between Kings Highway and Avenue P at 8 pm, but not before checking that his garage was shut and secure.
When he awoke in the morning, however, the garage door was stuck in the half-way position, and two bikes, worth $625 together, were missing.
Two crooks robbed a man inside a Shore Parkway parking lot on Oct. 20 — taking his jacket and the iPhone in the pocket.
The victim told police that he was near Knapp Street at 11:30 pm, and engaged in a verbal duel with the two deadbeats. After enough insults had been traded, the thieves decided to jump the victim and made off with his jacket after a brief scuffle.
A hard-up thief robbed a man on Avenue R on Oct. 17, taking his G-Shock watch.
The victim told police that he was near Nostrand Avenue at 2 pm when the lout approached him and asked for a dollar. The victim refused, but the bum wasn’t finished pestering him and asked if he could try on his blue G-Shock. This time, when the victim refused, the crook grabbed his arm and somehow pulled off the watch before fleeing, cops said.
A schoolyard bully stole $2.75 from a 14-year-old boy on E. 16th Street on Oct. 17.
The victim told police that he was near Avenue S on his way to school at 10:30 am when the puffed-up perp blew in and demanded his cash.
“Empty your pockets,” he ordered, and the younger kid handed over his change, including a rare 50-cent piece. The bully proceeded to grope the victim, muttering about a cellphone, before threatening the boy and leaving, police reported.
“If you say anything, you’re getting f—– up,” he allegedly trilled.
— Colin Mixson
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