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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Shots fired

Police arrested two men after one shot a gun during a fight at a Bath Avenue diner on March 1.

The victim said he and the man were arguing over a cellphone at the eatery between 26th Avenue and Bay 43rd Street at 9:48 pm. Police say the man left, and then came back an hour later with a gun, pointed it at the victim, and shot it.

Officers said that the restaurant staff and customers restrained the man until they arrived. Police arrested two men in relation to the shooting.

Money fight

Cops cuffed a man who they say punched a 78-year-old man at a supermarket on W. 21st Street on March 18.

The victim said he and the man were arguing over money at the store near Mermaid Avenue at 7:25 pm when the man punched and kicked him.

Group robs man

Four good-for-nothings robbed a man outside the Avenue X subway station on March 3.

The victim said he got off the train and started walking towards W. 12th Street at 6:25 pm when four men and a woman came up on him from behind, pushed him down, and starting kicking him in the face. They took his iPhone 7-Plus and cash before fleeing on W. 12th Street towards Avenue W, according to authorities.

Backpack jack

A punk stole a man’s backpack on W. 15th Street on March 16.

The victim said he was near the Coney Island Boardwalk at 9:50 pm when someone approached him and said “give me your s---.” The victim ran away, but the thief ran him down and took his jacket and bookbag, which had cash and household goods in it, cops reported.

Hit and rob

Four no-goodniks beat up and robbed a teen on W. 11th Street on March 18.

The victim said he went into his building near Avenue W at 8:30 pm when four men came up to him, said “what you got?” and took his backpack and jacket, and also punched him in the face, causing bruising, bleeding, and swelling.

Missing wallet

A sneak stole a woman’s wallet from a W. 33rd Street office on March 17.

The victim said she left her purse in the laundry room of her office near Surf Avenue at 12:45 pm, and when she returned, found someone had taken her wallet with $215 inside.

— Adam Lucente

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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