Cops: Thug robs woman in building lobby

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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Easy pickings

A thug robbed a woman inside the lobby of an 85th Street apartment building on Oct. 31 — taking her bookbag and cellphone.

The victim told police that she was inside the front entrance of the building between Bay 16th Street and 18th Avenue at 1:30 pm when the suspect barged in and slammed her against a wall.

The crook then grabbed the victim’s Jansport bookbag and Samsung Galaxy 3S cellphone, before fleeing on an orange bicycle, cops said.

Handy looter

A handy thief burglarized a W. Eighth Street hardware store on Oct. 29, taking equipment and $4,000.

An employee told police that he left the tool shop between Bay 20th Street and 19th Avenue at 5 pm, and returned the next morning to find that the back gate had been cut open and that the rear door had been knocked off its hinges, and was lying on the ground.

Not only did the thief make off with a hefty bundle of cash, but he also took two key-making machines, two power drills, and 40 locks, according to police.

Avenue steal

A crook stole cash, electronics, and jewelry from a man’s Avenue S apartment on Nov. 5.

The victim told police that he left his home between W. Ninth and W. 10th streets at 8:30 am, and returned to find that his window, which is connected to a fire escape, was ajar and his valuables were gone.


A crook stripped the tires off of a man’s vehicle on Highlawn Avenue on Oct. 29.

The victim told police he’d left his car between W. Fifth and W. Fourth streets. at 1:30 pm, and returned two days later to find his car resting on cinder blocks.


A crook stole a man’s van he’d left parked along 66th Street on Oct. 29.

The victim told police that he’d left his 2011 Ford E350 between Cameron and Wallaston courts at 2 pm, and returned the next day to find an empty spot.

Investigators did not find any debris or broken glass on the street where the victim’s vehicle had been, prior to it’s unlawful acquisition, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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