Gun-toting goon holds up straphanger

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Great train robbery

A gun-toting villain held up a man for his iPhone and duffel bag aboard a Manhattan-bound N train on April 12, cops say.

The victim said he got on the subway at the Stillwell Avenue station on Surf Avenue at 2 am and immediately passed out. When he awoke, he was nearing the Eighth Avenue stop — and a fiend was standing over him, demanding his belongings. The victim initially refused, but the crook pulled a black firearm and ordered him to hand over his bag and mobile device.

This time, the drowsy passenger complied, and gave up the gadget and the duffel — with his clothes, shoes, and phone charger inside. The scoundrel got off at the station at the corner of 62nd Street.

Windows crashed

A punk smashed the passenger-side window of a car parked on Seventh Avenue and made off with the swag inside on April 8, police report.

The victim told cops he left his car between 63rd and 64th streets at 1 pm and came back 25 minutes later to see the window busted and a global positioning system and a designer bag missing from the back.

Dark room antics

A lowlife swiped four cameras from a 72nd Street gallery on April 6, according to cops.

The victim said she had some 50 people at the art space between Third and Fourth avenues for a 7 pm exhibition. When she checked one of her cabinets 20 minutes into the show, she saw the photography equipment was gone. There was no security footage.

Empty-handed escape

Two crooks invaded an 11th Avenue apartment on April 11, but left without taking a thing, authorities allege.

The building owner said her son pulled up to the property between 74th and 75th streets at 4:25 pm and saw the male-female pair heading out the front door. When the young man went inside, he found a length of pipe next to a broken-in door — but noticed nothing had been taken.


A punk ripped off thousands in cash and jewelry from a 77th Street home on April 12, cops claim.

The victim said he left his home between 12th and 13th avenues at 10:15 am to go to the hardware store. When he opened his front door again at 12:30 pm, he felt a breeze coming from inside, and called out his son’s name.

A loud bang sounded in response, and the victim fled in fear, then dialed 911. On returning to the scene, he saw that a burglar had pried open his back door and stolen $1,000 in cash, a diamond ring, and a jade pendant.

Less than Bliss-full

A fiend lifted a gym bag packed with valuables from a car parked on Bliss Terrace on April 13, police state.

The victim said he left his vehicle on the peaceful court off 68th Street at 3:30 pm and returned at 8 pm to see his designer bag with his name-brand wallet, shoes, clothes, sunglasses, identification, and $5 in change missing.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507.
Updated 10:10 pm, July 9, 2018
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