Two scammers posing as utility workers swiped $2,000 from a senior citizen’s 64th Street apartment on Dec. 31, authorities said.
The 82-year-old victim reported that the pair of schemers rang the bell of her home between 23rd and 24th streets at 11:30 am.
“I got to check your electricity,” one of the chiselers supposedly said.
The elderly woman let the two inside, where one of the swindlers distracted her while the other went into her bedroom, cops said. Shortly after the scoundrels left, the victim discovered her money was missing, according to police.
A thug struck a man in the back of the head with a blunt object on 86th Street in the early hours of Jan. 1, police reported.
The victim said he was near 17th Avenue, walking home from a holiday party at 2:25 am, when an unknown attacker came up from behind and hit him on the brain-case.
A cane-wielding fiend assaulted a woman on Bay Parkway after she refused to allow him and a friend to use her identification to purchase a video game on Jan. 3, according to cops.
The victim said she was walking down 86th Street between 21st Avenue and Bay Parkway at 4:35 pm when she passed by a video game store, where her assailant and his associate were standing. The pair asked her to give them her driver’s license so they could buy a game, she reported.
The woman refused and walked around the corner to wait for the bus between the 85th and 86th streets, cops said. As she was boarding, one of the punks ran up behind her and hit her with the walking stick, then scrammed, according to authorities.
A thief stole the title to a car from a Bay Parkway garage on Jan. 1 — then used the vehicle to smash through the repair shop’s door, cops reported.
Security cameras captured the crook cutting his way into a barred window of the business near the corner of Bay Parkway at 6 am. Inside, he picked up several pieces of pricey electronics and the keys and title to a sedan in the carport, police said. He then hopped in the auto and rammed his way out, according to a police report.
A villain drove off with a Mercedes from a 20th Avenue garage on Jan. 1, police stated.
The owner told authorities that his daughter left the luxury vehicle in the private carport attached to his building between 87th and 88th streets at noon — and left the keys inside.
But the next day a tenant of the building text messaged one of the victim’s employees, telling them the garage door was open, police said. The worker went to the scene to check things out and discovered the pricey set of wheels was gone, cops said.
— Will Bredderman
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