Thief impersonates cop, flees on bicycle

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61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Crook, not a cop

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.

Trio of terror

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.

Money hungry

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.

What an airhead

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

Reach reporter Vanessa Ogle at or by calling (718) 260–4507. Follow her
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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