Two against one
Police cuffed one out of two men who they say Tased and struck a guy in the head before stealing his wallet on E. 19th Street on March 1.
The victim’s friend told police they were near Avenue Y at 2:25 pm when the two suspects approached. One of them Tased the victim while the other struck him in the head with an unknown object. The first suspect then stole the victim’s wallet, which contained $500 if cash and two identification cards, according to a police report.
Emergency responders arrived and treated the victim for a burn on his hip from the Taser and a gash on his head. He was taken to Coney Island Hospital, according to a police report.
Police arrested the man on March 5.
Fling gone wrong
Police arrested a guy who drew a knife on a woman and demanded money after she brought him to her Batchelder Street home from a bar on March 5, according to a police report.
The woman told police she met a 37-year-old guy at a bar and brought him back to her home near Avenue Z around 6:30 pm. But when they got back to her house, the suspect took out a knife and demanded money, according to a police report.
The woman told police the guy slashed her left arm when she told him she did not have any money, and he also took two rings right off of her hand and fled the house with them around 7 pm.
Hand it over
Police collared a guy who they say stole money from a woman on E. 16th Street on March 2.
The woman was near Quentin Road at 3:40 pm when the suspect forcefully grabbed her wrist and stole $230 of her cash, she told police. Surveillance footage caught the act on camera and police arrested the suspect later that day, according to a police report.
A dastardly duo snatched money from a 15-year-old girl in a Quentin Road bodega on March 2, said police.
The teenager told police she was in the deli near E. 16th Street at 7:50 pm buying candy and a soda when the brute pick-pocketed an envelope with $175 cash in it right off of her.
She asked for the money back, but the woman sneak then shoved her, police reported. The teenager was scared and an out of the store with her friend, according to a police report.
Two cold-hearted looters made away with bags full of frozen food from an Avenue X store on March 4 — and attacked an employee after he tried to stop them, according to officers.
The store worker told police the two muggers entered the store near West Street at 1:15 pm and put frozen food products in their handbags. When the employee told the shoplifters they couldn’t steal the items, one of them struck his face, causing a nosebleed and his left eye to swell, according to a police report. The looters fled the store with two bags filled with frozen food, according to a police report.
Short hostage situation
Police arrested a guy after he stole two phones from a 19-year-old girl, shoved her, and would not let her leave Avenue W on March 6, police reported.
The girl told police the two agreed to meet up near Nostrand Avenue around 4 pm through an online listing to sell the two phones, but as they were talking before the transaction, the suspect pushed and shoved her, stole the phones from her hand, and would not let her leave.
The victim managed to get away and tell police what had happened. Police say the man had no weapons and the girl had no visible injuries, according to a police report.
— Julianne Cuba