Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate
Two famished fiends stole food from a delivery guy on Brighton Fifth Street on April 27.
The pair confronted the delivery man between Brighton Fifth Court and Neptune Avenue in Brighton Beach at 2 pm, police said. One snatched a satchel of snacks from the employee’s bike, so the dogged delivery guy chased him, but the thief’s partner blind-sided the victim and knocked him to the ground so the pair could beat a hasty retreat, officials said.
A trio of toughs robbed a teen who thought he was on his way to a date at Avenue V and Stillwell Avenue in Gravesend on April 29.
The victim was going to see a girl he met on Facebook at the intersection at 6:30 pm, but when he got there, all he found were three brutes with masks and a silver handgun, police said.
The ruffians robbed him of six pairs of sneakers, a pair of blue jeans, and a wallet containing $30 and identification cards, officials said. One of the brutes threatened to kill the youth if he snitched, but the kid — a card-carrying member of the police department’s Law Enforcement Explorers youth program — dropped a dime on the dummies anyway, a police report states.
A malicious mugger copped a young man’s phone on West Avenue on April 1 — and the victim hit back.
The kid was between W. Fifth Street and Shore Parkway at 1:45 pm when a tough wearing a black hoodie, black shirt, blue jeans, and white Air Force One shoes walked up and said “Give me your s---,” a police report states.
The lout grabbed the victim’s phone and then punched him in the face, so the kid hit back, and the thief fled on an Ocean Parkway bus headed toward Shore Parkway, police said.
Police arrested a joy-riding teen who allegedly stole a tractor from a Murdock Court lawn care business on May 1.
The 15-year-old allegedly hopped on the battery-powered four-wheeler in lot between Ocean Parkway and West Street in Gravesend at 2:45 pm and took it for a spin before cops caught up to him, police said. The tractor was valued at $3,000, a police report states.
A pair of punks robbed a delivery guy under the disguise of a hug on W. 35th Street on May 1.
The guy was dropping off food between Surf and Mermaid avenues in Coney Island when one goon bear-hugged the guy and a second sneak took $30 from his pocket, police said.
— Max Jaeger
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