Fiend slashes man for not handing over phone

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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach


A knuckle-dragger knifed a guy over a phone on Highlawn Avenue on June 6.

The the victim told cops he was near W. Eighth Street in Gravesend at 4:25 am when the punk pulled a blade on the guy and demanded his wallet and phone, police said. The victim said refused, and the goon attacked him, cutting the guy’s right arm, a police report states.

The fiend fled, and emergency responders took the victim to Coney Island Hospital, officials said.

Surprise guest

A good-for-nothing crook ransacked a man’s 84th Street home on June 3 — and left him with a black eye.

The guy got to his apartment between 19th and 20th avenues in Bensonhurst at 7:45 am, but when he opened the door, a bandit ran out, punched the victim in the face, and fled, police said.

The invader wrecked the home and put toothpicks in the locks, but he didn’t appear to have taken anything, a police report states.

Phony alibi

A crook conned a guy out of his cellphone on W. Eighth Street on June 2 — and then beat up the mark when he got wise to the ruse.

The victim was waiting on an N train at the Bay Parkway station at 7:15 am when the con artist asked to borrow his phone to make a call, police said. The guy said he had no service, so the thief talked him into letting him take the phone to a nearby doughnut shop with wifi.

When they got there, the huckster said there was better wifi at a place around the corner on W. Eighth Street, police said. The pair got halfway down the block when the con man came clean and told the mark to empty his pockets, cops said.

The victim tried to run, but the shyster shoved him to the ground and took his wallet before fleeing the scene, a police report states.

Take a seat

A thief left a car owner without a ride, but left the back seat on a Shore Parkway curb on June 2.

The owner parked his 2000 gray Plymouth Voyager between 20th and 21st avenues in Bath Beach at 6 pm, police said. When he came back, he found the back seat on the sidewalk, but his newly minted coupe was gone, a police report states.

— Max Jaeger

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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