Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend
A man impersonating a police officer stole a 14-year-old’s cellphone on E. 16th Street, according to authorities.
Police say the conniving crook approached the victim near Avenue W at 2:57 pm. The impersonator allegedly said to the teen, “That’s my brother’s cellphone. I’m a police officer — give me my brother’s phone or I will call my friends and they will beat you up.”
Police said the perp then stole the teenager’s phone and fled on a bicycle.
Cops say three good-for-nothings stole cellphones from two teens on E. 16th Street on March 11.
Authorities say the crooks threatened the victims with a box cutter near Avenue T at 5:15 pm. One of the thieves grabbed the teenagers’ cellphones as the two other perps waved the box cutters, according to a police report.
A gun-wielding goon robbed a grocery store on Coney Island Avenue on March 8, police said.
Cops say the robber snatched $400 then fled on foot from the shop near Avenue P at 8:30 pm.
Police say a bungling burglar stole an empty safe from a shop on E. 13th Street on March 9.
Authorities say the crook broke into the store near Kings Highway at 5 pm. The thief broke the safe’s lock and discarded it nearby, apparently after discovering the safe was empty according to police.
— Vanessa Ogle