Coney Island woman attacked over Facebook message

A Facebook message prompts an assault in Coney Island, police say

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Real gentlemen

A 17-year-old boy was arrested for beating and robbing a woman on 32nd Street on Aug. 8.

The victim told police that she was near Mermaid Avenue at 1:30 pm when the suspect and three accomplices approached her and accused her of writing inflammatory Facebook messages to a third party. Police say the suspect and his accomplices then pulled the victim to the ground by her hair, where they beating her before taking her cellphone and fleeing.

Double dipper

Police arrested a 34-year-old man who they say stole bags from two people on the Riegelmann Boardwalk on Aug. 8.

The first victim told police that she was near W. Eighth Street at 4:20 pm when she saw the suspect grab her bag, which she had left on a nearby bench. Following the suspect, she saw him grab another man’s bag a mere five minutes later, cops said.

Eminent domain

Two men, ages 18 and 20, were arrested for bursting into and kicking a woman out of her own apartment on Avenue V on July 17 — and also for possessing illegal drugs police found on them when they were arrested.

The victim told police that she was inside her home between Stillwell Avenue and W. 11th Street at 10:15 pm, when the suspects burst through the door.

“Get the f--- out of here, and don’t come back,” the older suspect allegedly bellowed, and the victim fled fearing physical abuse. When police arrested the suspects, they were in possession of marijuana and a large quantity of cocaine, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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