Police: Teen robbed, punched for sneakers

61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest—
Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Sneaky thief

Police arrested a teenager who they say robbed another youngster of his sneakers on E. 16th Street on May 24 — and then punched him in the face.

The victim told police that he was near Quentin Road at around 3:30 pm when he met with the 16-year-old to exchange sneakers. After the exchange, however, the victim realized that the suspect’s sneaks were fakes and wanted to cancel the transaction.

Unfortunately, the suspect wasn’t about to hand back the victim’s fly kicks and punched him in the face, cops said.

Diaper caper

A 51-year-old man was arrested for stealing $112 worth of diapers from an Avenue U Duane Reade on May 12.

An employee told police that she was in the store between Nostrand Avenue and Haring Street at around 11:40 am when she saw the suspect nab the infant undergarments.


A 16-year-old was arrested for stealing another kid’s iPod on Broadway on May 10.

The victim told police that he was between Walton and Wallabout streets at around noon when the suspect asked to see his iPod.

The kid handed it over and stood by while the suspect inspected the MP3 player. When he asked to have it back, the suspect told him he couldn’t have it back, and that if he tried to take it he’d get beat up, police said.

— Ben Lockhart and Derrick Lytle

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