Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate
Police arrested two men who they say punched a 14-year-old girl in the face and stole her backpack on Brighton Beach Avenue on Jan. 12, police said.
The teen told police that while she was walking home between Brighton 11th and Brighton 12th streets around 4 pm she was approached by the two men. One of the men punched her in the face, while the other took her backpack, officials said.
The teen knew the men and police were able to arrest the pair at a later date, authorities said.
Four on one
Four ruffians surrounded and robbed a man at the Stillwell Avenue subway station on Jan. 9, authorities said.
The man told police that he was walking through the transportation hub near Surf Avenue at 6:30 pm when four men surrounded him and demanded cash. One of the men asked, “What do you have in your pockets?” and then rummaged through the man’s pockets, taking his cash, officials said.
A brute robbed a man at gunpoint in the elevator of a W. 31st Street building on Jan. 11, authorities said.
The victim told police that he walked into the lift of the apartment building between Mermaid and Surf avenues at 8:35 am when he was followed by a man. Once the elevator door closed the man pulled out a brown gun and pressed it to the victim’s chest, demanding cash.
The victim forked out what he had and the crook fled on the 13th floor, police said.
— Caroline Spivack