Jerk tries to rob woman — but gets hosed with pepper spray

68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Extra spicy

A would-be thief tried to rob a woman on Narrows Avenue on March 18 — but was thwarted after she hosed him with pepper spray.

The victim told police that she was near 79th Street at 5:23 pm when the goon approached her from behind and tried to steal her jewelry and cellphone. The tables were turned, however, when the woman whipped out the can and added a little spice to the crook’s life.

Got the time?

Two thugs robbed a man on Narrows Avenue on March 18.

The victim told police that he was between 82nd and 83rd streets at 11 am when one of the thieves asked him for the time. As he took out his cellphone, one of the goons slugged him in the face before fleeing with the phone and his $350 Dr. Dre Beats headphones.

Medallion caper

A thief robbed a Third Avenue apartment on March 15 — taking more than $20,000 worth of loot, including a $15,000 medallion.

The thief entered the home between 87th and 88th streets sometime after 8:40 pm, cops said. The crook nabbed the lavish amulet, as well as a $350 laptop, a $3,000 gold necklace, and various watches worth $800.


Three knife-wielding goons beat and robbed a man on 79th Street on March 13 — taking $4,500.

The victim told police that he was between Fifth and Sixth avenues at 2:30 am when he was ambushed by the trio. One of the thugs held a rag over the man’s eyes, while putting a knife to his neck.

“Don’t move, don’t do anything stupid,” the knife-toting goon barked in Arabic, which the victim understood, while the other thieves stripped the man of his valuables, including the cash, two cellphones, and a set of keys.


A thief stripped a woman’s car on Seventh Avenue on March 15.

The victim told police that she parked her 2010 Nissan Maxima between 76th and 77th streets at 10:30 pm, and returned at 8:30 the next night to find the passenger-side tires and rims removed.

Ring robbed

A crook robbed a woman’s 74th Street apartment on March 16, taking various jewelry, including a $2,000 wedding ring.

The victim told police that she left her apartment between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 8:25 am to go to work, and returned at 3 pm to find that her front door was busted in, and $2,150 worth of jewelry was missing.

— Colin Mixson

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