Killed in Coney
A 28-year-old Bay Ridge resident breathed his last on July 17 following a clash with two other men in Coney Island.
Police said that Fahad Abdulaziz was on West 17th near the Reigelmann Boardwalk just after 3 am when the two suspects began arguing with him.
That’s when one of the men pulled a knife and stabbed Abdulaziz repeatedly, leaving him with multiple wounds.
He was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center where he died, police said, adding that the assailants were no where to be found when police arrived.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this killing to call the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
Blaze of glory
A four-legged member of the NYPD, named Blaze, was credited with routing out a crew of blundering thieves who tried to knock over an 86th Street AutoZone with a BB gun and a water pistol on July 14.
Officials said the thieves entered the store, which is between 14th and 15th avenues, sporting bandannas and flashing their bogus weapons at 9:40 pm, holding up four employees and a customer.
But a witness saw what was happening called 911.
Within a few minutes, the police arrived. The would-be gunmen sent an employee out to tell them everything was fine, but the cops didn’t believe the obviously nervous employee.
They called for backup, sparking a two hour standoff that Blaze ultimately brought to a quick end.
Once sent in, the K9 member located where they were hiding and alerted his partners. He also bit one of the thieves when she began fighting off her arresting officer, police said.
According to published reports, at least one of the thieves had donned an AutoZone shirt before the cops charged inside and pretended to be one of the victims.
His deception didn’t go any further, however, when he couldn’t rattle off the store’s phone number to suspicious cops.
All three suspects were charged with robbery.
A 16-year-old thief flashing the butt of a handgun as he robbed a 13-year-old in Sheepshead Bay ended up with nothing on July 15 — and was arrested to boot!
Police were told that a 13-year-old boy was walking past the corner of East 28th Street and Avenue X at 12:35 pm when the teen approached, giving his prey just a peek of his gun handle — which later turned out to be connected to an imitation pistol.
“You, you have anything on you?” the teen managed to ask before a passing police officer stopped the theft and took the bogus gunman into custody on attempted robbery charges.
A 25-year-old “law student” was taken into custody on July 18 after she mouthed off to — and then scratched — a police officer in Brighton Beach.
Police said they were conducting patrols inside an building, which is on Brighton 6th Street near Brightwater Court, at 4:15 am when they stopped the woman and her two male friends for trespassing.
When they questioned the two males, the young woman began yelling at the officers, claiming that her friends didn’t have to speak to them. She then said that she was in law school and “knew her rights.”
Her angry diatribe caught the attention of two other officers, who asked her to step back, but she refused. The cops then forced the issue by trying to handcuff the young woman, but she allegedly lashed back, scratching one of the cops in the neck.
Cops took the woman into custody, charging her with assault in the third degree, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and criminal possession of marijuana after a cigar tube filled with the drug was found in her pocketbook. Cops also learned that the law student was also wanted on an active arrest warrant — although it was unclear what she was wanted for at press time.
A thief robbed a 23-year-old on July 17 over love, it seems.
The victim told police he was on Voorhies Avenue between East 23rd and East 24th streets at 5:05 pm when the thief — who he knows — attacked.
The thug punched the victim, then ripped the chain off his neck.
“This is for Erica,” the thief said before fleeing in an awaiting red mini-van.
A 42-year-old thug was arrested on July 19 after he threatened a Bath Beach businessman with a pipe.
Police were told that the suspect — who’s been in an ongoing argument with the victim — entered the Bay 17th Street business, which is between Rutherford Place and Bath Avenue, at 10 am on July 9 with a pipe in his hand.
He then started wandering around the office, calling out to his victim, asking, chidingly, “Where are you?”
The victim, fearing a beating, hid in the bathroom. He called police, who charged the 42-year-old with menacing after a brief investigation.
Nabbed for graffiti
A wall scrawler was arrested on July 16 after he tried to spruce up a truck parked in Manhattan Beach.
Cops said that they were rolling past West End and Hampton avenues at 2:30 am when they saw the 21-year-old vandal spray-painting a white truck.
He was taken into custody without incident, charged with making graffiti, police from the 61st Precinct said.
A Bensonhurst resident was left with a bloody nose and a black eye following an afternoon of fisticuffs on July 17.
The victim told police that he was on 70th Street between 14th and 15th avenues just after 3 pm when he got into an argument with a 27-year-old.
Heated words soon evolved into heated actions, and the thugs hurled a flurry of punches at the victim, leaving him injured.
A thief broke into Sheepshead Bay’s Gothic Press on July 16, taking a computer and a Fender guitar.
Workers at the Avenue Z business, which is between East 13th and East 14th streets, said they closed up shop at 7:30 pm, but may have accidentally left the back door unlocked.
Thieves entered sometime during the night, swiping their property, police said.
Cops were called to the corner of Neptune Avenue and West 12th Street in Coney Island on July 19 after one man attacked another with a metal club.
The victim told police that he was hanging out at the corner at 4:30 am when the other man — who he was arguing with — cracked him over the head with the club. The victim suffered a small injury as a result.
Cops took the club wielder into custody later that day, charging him with assault in the second degree, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon.
Wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can lead them to vandals who are marking up the community.
The hefty reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti, which is one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.