Unknown gunman leaves man dead

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Shot dead

A gunman violently killed a 29-year-old man on W. 21st Street on Dec. 11.

Police officers responded to a radio call of shots fired between Mermaid and Surf avenues at 8 pm, where they found the victim dead with numerous bullet wounds, cops said.


Cops cuffed a 23-year-old man who they say raped a 20-year-old woman inside his Brighton Sixth Street apartment on Dec. 10.

The victim told police that she accompanied the suspect to his apartment between Brighton Beach Avenue and Brightwater Court at 7 pm, when he pulled her onto his bed.

The woman laid on her stomach as the man forced himself on her, cops said.

Once he finished, the victim told the suspect she had to leave and headed home on the train, according to police.

Bad step

Three goons robbed a woman inside a W. 21st Street building on Dec. 9, taking $2 and her cellphone.

The victim told police she was going up the stairwell of the building between Mermaid and Surf avenues at 1:30 pm when the crooks halted her ascent. One of the thieves punched her in the face and slammed her against the wall, cops said. The crooks then took her petty cash and phone, before fleeing.

Pint-sized perp

An 11-year-old boy was arrested for attempting to rob a 12 year old on W. 24th Street on Dec. 10, in which he used a toy pistol to threaten his victim, cops allege.

The victim told police that he was between Mermaid and Surf avenues at 5:15 pm, when the suspect put the mock pistol to the back of his head. The young suspect told the victim to turn out his pockets, but the boy said he didn’t have anything to give and warned that his father was nearby, cops said.

Fearing parental reprisals, the suspect made a run for it, but cops picked him up nearby and recovered a toy gun, according to police.

The victim came round to identify the suspect, and pointed him out as his attacker, cops said.

Bad fare

Two gunmen robbed a cabbie on W. 35th Street on Dec. 10, taking $90, his phone, and his taxi.

The victim told police that the crooks hopped into his ride near Surf Avenue at 11:10 pm, where they pulled a gun on him and demanded his valuables.

After the victim handed over his goods, the thieves slugged him in the face, before dragging him out of his car and taking off with it, cops said.

Change of heart

Cops busted two men for their alleged part in a bizarre Coney Island Avenue robbery on Dec. 11 that left a woman with all her property — and a few nasty bruises.

The victim told police that she was heading home from a friend’s house near Brighton First Street at 4 am when the suspects and another man approached her and began patting her down. One of the men, who remains at large, drew a knife on the woman, before grabbing her phone.

As the suspects and their accomplice went to leave with their loot, the woman began screaming and, instead of fleeing, the knife man returned to his victim, and relinquished the phone back to her, cops said.

“Here, because I have a heart,” the man said, according to the police report.

Expecting a word of gratitude, the man turned on the victim when she didn’t deliver.

“You’re not going to say thank you?” the crook asked, before smashing his fist into her face, choking her, and slamming her against a car, cops said.

Gun-point perps

Two gunmen robbed a man and woman on Neptune Avenue on Dec. 11, taking $300 and his cellphone.

The victims told police they were near W. 37th Street at 7:40 pm, when the crooks pulled a gun on them and demanded their loot, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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