Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate
Beauty store bruiser
Police arrested two men who they say robbed a beauty supply store on Mermaid Avenue on Dec. 4.
The two suspects allegedly took a pair of sunglasses and a hair coloring product from the store between W. 27th and W. 28th streets at 5 pm, according to police.
When a man confronted the pair, one of them allegedly punched him in the face, causing pain, cops said.
Police arrested both suspects and recovered the stolen items, according to the authorities.
Cops cuffed a teen for allegedly viciously attacking a man on a Q train at Brighton Beach on Dec. 6.
The victim said that he accidentally tapped the suspect’s shoe while sitting down next to him on the train at Brighton Sixth Street at 4 pm, upon which the defendant became agitated, began threatening him, and started attacking him, cops said.
The 17-year-old suspect allegedly punched the victim in the head multiple times with metal knuckles, according to police.
Officers apprehended the suspect at W. Eighth Street without further incident, they said.
Swanky drug robber
A man stole expensive medicine from a drugstore on Brighton Beach Avenue on Dec. 4.
The looter snatched high-end allergy medicine from the store near Ocean Parkway at 7:20 pm by opening the lock on the glass security cases with his own key, cops said. He then stuffed the drugs in his cargo pants and jacket before making a run for it at, according to authorities.
Sleep sneak thief
A scoundrel stole a woman’s smartphone and designer sunglasses when she dozed off on an F train on Dec. 6.
The victim boarded the Brooklyn-bound train in Manhattan and fell asleep with her black Apple iPhone 8 Plus in her hand and her Gucci sunglasses on her face, and when she woke up at the Stillwell Avenue station at 2:30 am, she discovered that both objects were gone, cops said.
She then took the train back to Jay Street–MetroTech station to report the incident and was able to triangulate her phone’s last location on Avenue U between E. 15th and E. 16th streets using her Find My iPhone app, according to the authorities.
A thief swiped a man’s belongings from his car he parked on Shell Road on Dec. 7.
The victim told police he parked his car near Avenue Y and went to work. When he returned to his vehicle at 3 pm, his rear passenger-side window was broken and someone had stolen his headphones, clothes, sunglasses, and other objects, according to the police report.
A lout mugged an oldster on Mermaid Avenue on Dec. 8.
The 70-year-old victim told police that while he was near Stillwell Avenue just before 5:30 pm when the malefactor snatched his wallet from his hand and fled toward W. 15th Street.
Someone looted a man’s car on Surf Avenue on Dec. 9.
The victim said he returned to his car he left near Jones Walk at 1 am and found that an unknown ne’er-do-well had smashed his passenger-side rear window and stolen his iPad, cash, electronics, clothes, and his laptop, according to police.
— Kevin Duggan