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Police: Teen robbed three homes in one day

61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest—
Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Busy day

Cops cuffed a teen who they say committed three different burglaries on Feb. 26. Here’s the rundown:

• A woman told police she was just about to her house on E. 27th Street and Shore Parkway at 1:30 pm when she saw someone climb out of a side window. She approached the alleged trespasser and asked what he was doing but he fled, according to a police report. He stole the woman’s jewelry, which was later recovered by police, according to a police report.

• Another victim told authorities someone broke into her home at Avenue Y and E. 27th Street after she had left for work around 7:30 am. The woman told police the allegedly unsuccessful thief entered her house through a rear window in her basement, rummaged through her belongings, and left out her front door. Nothing was stolen, the woman told police.

• A third victim told police someone entered her home at Avenue Y and E. 28th Street sometime between 9:45 am and 1:30 pm. She told officers the alleged intruder entered through an unlocked rear window in her home and stole several designer watches, a Chanel purse, and white metal earrings. All of the jewelry and the woman’s purse was successfully returned to the woman, according to a police report.

Officials say a 17-year-old man was arrested for the three break-ins later that day at 9:55 pm.

Luxury looter

A burglar swiped pricey jewelry and clothes from a woman’s E. 21st Street home while she was away from Feb. 25 to Feb. 28.

The woman told police she returned to her home near Voorhies Avenue after a few days of visiting her daughter to find someone had taken off with her black suede wallet, a bejeweled gold ring, a yellow and white gold necklace, and an Italian fur coat with a fur collar, according to a police report.

The woman also told police the back window of her bedroom was opened and the screen was broken, but she can’t remember if she left the window unlocked. Her front door was still locked when she returned home, she told police.


A miscreant robbed a man on E. 17th Street on Feb. 23 — and made the man buy him groceries.

The victim was near Avenue Z at around 9:15 pm when the lout approached him, simulated reaching for a gun in his pocket, and demanded the man hand over his wallet. The thief took $60 and a MetroCard out of the wallet, but decided it wasn’t enough — forcing the man go to a nearby grocery store to buy him a few goods and take out another $20, police reported.

The baddie then fled down Avenue Y towards E. 17th Street, officials said.

Got nothing

A nogoodnik attempted to rob a man on a B44 bus on Nostrand Avenue on Feb. 24, then attacked him when he found out he had no cash.

A man told police a stranger approached him on a B44 bus at Nostrand Avenue and Avenue U on Feb. 24 at 3 pm and demanded he run his pockets for money.

The victim was on the bus near Avenue U at 3 pm when the scoundrel demanded he empty his pockets. When the man told the crook he didn’t have any, the lout knocked the victim’s glasses right off of his face, punched him in the stomach, and hit him on the head with an unknown object, according to a police report. The brute then fled at Flatbush Junction at 3:30 pm, according to a report.

Masked mugger

A group of eight guys held a teen at gunpoint for his cellphone on Nostrand Avenue on Feb. 25.

The adolescent told authorities he was at a bus stop near Avenue X at 5:05 pm when the brutes, one wearing a mask, demanded his cellphone. But when the teen refused, the masked marauder took out a black gun with silver paint showing underneath, according to a police report.

The teen still refused to fork over his phone, even as the brute pushed the firearm into his left cheek.

When the bus arrived about five minutes later, all of the guys hopped on and the teen was not hurt, according to a police report.

Tool thief

A bandit broke into a car parked on Emmons Avenue sometime from Feb. 19 to 22.

The vandal broke into the 2009 GMC commerical vehicle near Plumb Third Street by drilling through the passenger-side door and snatched a selection of tools, according to a police report.

— Julianne Cuba

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