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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Lottery scammer

A phony lottery official scammed an elderly Shore Road woman out of $5,000 on Feb. 12, police said.

The woman received a call at her home near 91st Street around noon from a man calling himself “Mr. Nvivi” who told her she won the lottery but had to send $5,000 to claim her prize. She did, but never received her supposed big payout, police said.

Not so warm welcome

A trio of brutes assaulted a Connecticut man visiting an ex-girlfriend at her Bay Ridge Parkway apartment on Feb. 16, police said.

The man was in the hallway of the building near Third Avenue when the three surrounded him and started beating him, he told police. One grabbed his smartphone in the chaos and all three fled in a green sport utility vehicle.

Grab-illac

A pair of masked thieves stole a set of rims and tires from a limousine service’s Cadillac Escalade parked in its Seventh Avenue lot on Feb. 17, according to a police report.

An employee parked the luxury sport utility vehicle in the unlocked parking lot near 80th Street around noon. Surveillance video from that night shows an unmarked white van pull into the parking lot around 3:45 am and two men jump out.

One acted as lookout on the corner as the other jacked the rims from the Cadillac, the video shows. Once they had the goods loaded in the van they fled in it on Seventh Avenue towards 81st Street, police said.

— Dennis Lynch

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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