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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

No respect

Police arrested two brutes who allegedly beat up a 60-year-old man on 20th Avenue on March 13 because they thought he hit their car. One punk reportedly walked up to the victim’s car between 85th and 86th streets in Bensonhurst and punched him in the face at 11 am, police said. Police allege the goon then pulled the man out of his car while a second attacker hit the victim with a plastic milk crate. Then the pair allegedly pummeled the man while he lay on the ground, but then cops arrived and cuffed the two miscreants, police said.

Jaw breaker

A stranger punched a guy in the face for no reason at a Bay Parkway shopping center on March 12. The beat down went down at a shopping center on the Parkway between Shore Parkway and the waterfront in Bensonhurst at 8:11 pm, police said. The brute bit his victim so hard that it broke the man’s jaw, a police report states. Paramedics took the man to Lutheran Medical Center, officials said.

Seats taken

An enterprising thief stole 36 seats from a bus when he couldn’t get the vehicle started on March 14. The buster broke into an auto parts yard on the corner of Benson and 14th avenues in Bath Beach at 4:13 am, police said. He tampered with the ignition switch but apparently couldn’t get the bus started, so he removed all the seats and also took a television and stereo, a police report states.

Quick crib

A fleet-footed fiend took two iPhones from the display case in an 86th street phone store on March 11. The thief walked into the store between 21st Avenue and Bay Parkway in Gravesend at 7:27 pm, swiped the phones, and bolted, police said.

Money laundry

Someone stole a change machine containing $150 from an Avenue P apartment’s basement laundry room on March 10. The guy walked into the publicly accessible laundry room in a building between W. Second and W. Third streets in Gravesend at 10:30 pm, swiped the machine, and walked out a back door, police said.

— Max Jaeger

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at mjaeger@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–8303. Follow him on Twitter @JustTheMax.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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