Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate
Two bruisers assaulted and robbed a 64-year-old man on Mermaid Avenue on April 15.
The baddies approached the victim on the corner of W. 29th Street as he was walking home around 7:20 a.m., and demanded money, according to the police report.
The perps then began punching the victim in the face multiple times before stealing a pack of cigarettes and fleeing toward Surf Avenue, cops said.
Surf Ave. stabber
Cops cuffed a man who they say stabbed another man on Beach 47th Street on April 26.
The perp and the victim were arguing near Surf Avenue shortly before 9:30 p.m., when the 51-year-old baddie allegedly stabbed the victim in his right arm, causing a minor laceration, police said.
Cops showed up and arrested the perp later that night.
A burglar stole tequila from a Cropsey Avenue restaurant sometime overnight on April 23.
The perp entered the business, between Bay 52nd and Bay 53rd streets, through unknown means between the hours of midnight and 7 a.m., before stealing the alcohol and making off, cops said.
Sleeping subway thief
A pickpocket stole from a sleeping subway rider on April 22.
The victim boarded the Coney Island-bound Q train at 34th Street in Manhattan and fell asleep at approximately 5 p.m., he told cops. When the victim woke up at Ocean Parkway station on Brighton Beach Avenue, he noticed his phone and paycheck were missing from his pocket, which had been cut open, cops said.
A sneak stole a woman’s purse at a hospital on Ocean Parkway on April 23.
The victim left her bag on a bench while she went to the bathroom in the medical center, between Shore Parkway and Avenue Z. When she returned at approximately 9:30 a.m., the pocketbook — containing money, jewelry, and a cellphone — was gone, cops said.
Debit card con
A sneak stole $2,155 from a W. 31st Street woman on April 23.
The victim, who never lost possession of her debit card, received a bank statement in the mail to her address between Mermaid and Surf avenues alerting her of several unknown charges to her bank card, according to cops.
A con artist swindled a 90-year-old woman out of $3,500 on Neptune Avenue on April 25.
The shyster called the victim at around 2 p.m. and told her that her grandson was in jail and needed the money to be released. The victim then withdrew the money from her bank account, and agreed to meet the fraudster outside of her building between W. Fifth and W. Sixth streets to give the liar the funds. The woman later made contact with her grandson, who knew nothing about the incident, cops said.
— Aidan Graham