Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate
Cops are hunting two 16-year-old punks who they say beat and robbed another boy on Oceanview Avenue on Nov. 30.
The victim told police that he was between Brighton Sixth and Brighton Seventh streets at 2 pm when two crooks wearing black ski masks approached him on the street.
“Give me your phone, or I’ll jump you with my boys,” one of the thieves snarled.
The delinquents then slugged the victim in his kisser, before grabbing his phone and headphones, cops said.
A gun-wielding cretin and two accomplices robbed a man on Brighton Second Street on Dec. 1.
The victim told police he was near Brightwater Court at 8:25 pm, when the trio approached him and asked for the time. As the victim pulled out his phone, one of the crooks drew a silver pistol, while the other two goons turned out the victim’s pockets in the pursuit of loot.
The bandits were kind enough to return the victim’s wallet after plucking the cash out of it, and fled with the money, a cellphone, and ear buds, cops said.
Six would-be thieves attempted to rob a 75-year-old woman on W. 12th Street on Dec. 2, but fled empty-handed after the old lady screamed bloody murder.
The victim told police that she was between Neptune and Surf avenues at 5 pm when the pack of cads approached. One of the miscreants drew a razor blade, while the remaining goons went to lift the woman’s handbag from a cart she was pushing.
But the victim bellowed a cry of such startling magnitude that the startled louts fled empty-handed, cops said.
Two teens robbed a 14-year-old boy on Brighton Sixth Street on Dec. 3.
The victim told police that he was between Neptune Avenue and Ocean Parkway at 2 pm when the toughs ambushed him. One grabbed him from behind, while the other reprobate snatched the phone from his pocket, cops said.
Two gunmen robbed a 67-year-old cab driver on W. 35th Street on Dec. 6.
The victim told police that he picked up the marauders on Foster Avenue near Coney Island Avenue, and was all set to drop them at their destination near Surf Avenue at 1:10 am. That’s when the ruffians pulled a pistol on the old taxi driver, and uttered a chilling threat.
“Give me the money, or I’m gonna kill you,” the pistol-wielding perp snarled.
The victim duly handed over his wallet, which contained $160 and his taxi license, cops said.
A gun-wielding pirate robbed a woman inside the hallway of a W. 12th Street apartment building on Dec. 6.
The victim told police that the cad followed her into the elevator of the building between Neptune and Surf avenues at 9:55 pm. As she exited on the 16th floor, the thief grabbed her, spun her around, and shoved a pistol in her face, cops said.
The gunman then demanded she kneel on the floor, while he ransacked a bag she was carrying, taking $30, according to police.
— Colin Mixson