Brute pushes teen off ‘hoverboard’ and swipes the gadget

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61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Right under his feet

A brute beat up a teen riding a “hoverboard” on Avenue V and ran off with the $400 gadget on Dec. 9, according to police.

The rider told cops he was floating near E. 29th Street around 5:25 pm when the goon hopped in front of him, blocking his path.

The hoverboarder crossed the street to go around him, but the punk followed, demanded the psuedo-scooter, and punched him in the face, knocking him off the board, cops allege. The thief grabbed his Swagway X9 and fled on foot, police said.

Robbed on Avenue U

A gun-toting villain demanded a man’s wallet on Avenue U on Dec. 10, a police report said.

The victim was near McDonald Avenue around 6:20 pm when the ruffian approached him, pointed to a handgun in his waistband, and told him to “give me that f------ wallet,” according to the police report.

The victim complied, handing over his wallet with $200 in cash, a license, and credit card inside, police said.


Someone broke into a private lot on Avenue X overnight on Dec. 11, stealing tools and slashing tires, according to police.

The victim told police he parked two personal and two work vehicles at a space near Sheepshead Bay Road at 5:30 pm on Dec. 10 and when he came back the next morning he found someone slashed the tires of all four vehicles.

The fiend also broke open the windows on one of the work trucks and stole brass plumbing pipes and power tools, a police report said.

Almost had him

An intruder made his way into a woman’s garage on Avenue X on Dec. 11 and rummaged through her car before she caught him red-handed, police said.

The woman went out to her garage at her home near E. 23rd Street at around 5:50 pm after a sensor light turned on in her backyard. She noticed an unfamiliar bike in the yard and when she came to the garage she saw a man pop out of her car and head for the nearest fence.

She tried to grab his legs as he went over, but he slithered away with $600, leaving his bike behind.

Quick grab

Some lout stole cash and gadgets from a woman’s Batchelder Street apartment on Dec. 8 — while she was grabbing her mail.

The woman took a trip to the mailroom in her building near Avenue Z around 4:45 pm, but left her apartment door unlocked, according to police. She came back 15 minutes later and saw cash, a laptop, and two cameras were missing, police said.

— Dennis Lynch

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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