Police: Group of five viciously beat up and rob man

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72nd Precinct

Sunset Park–Windsor Terrace

Sunset Park Five

Police arrested a pack of five suspects who they say severely beat up a man on Third Avenoe March 31 and then barricaded themselves inside a motorcycle hangout when police arrived.

The man was between 57th and 58th streets at around 7:15 am when the suspects beat him up, breaking his eye socket, before stealing $300, a gold chain, and a wrist watch, cops allege.

Crashing while drunk

Cops cuffed a woman who allegedly crashed into three parked cars while driving drunk on 59th Street on March 25.

The woman crashed into the cars between Third and Fourth avenues just after 8:45 pm, and police arrested her shortly after, according to the police report.

Purse snatcher

Police arrested a man who they say stole a woman’s purse with her credit and debit cards inside from the counter of an Eighth Avenue store on March 26.

The man allegedly grabbed the bag from the store at 60th Street at around 11:30 am, and police arrested him later that same day.


A lout swindled a 31st Street resident out of $1,700 on March 19 when he wrote her a bogus check — and then requested she wire some of the money back to him, she reported to police on March 26.

The woman, who lives between Fourth and Fifth avenues, told police she received the faux check for $2,450 for a business deal, and the perp contacted her soon after claiming he wrote the check for more money than he meant to, and requested she wire the difference of $1,719 to him in return. The woman did, but two days later, the original check bounced, cops said.

Phoned in the theft

A thief stole a package with a Samsung S9 phone inside that was delivered to a 49th Street home on March 23, the resident reported on March 26.

The package was delivered to the address between Fourth and Fifth avenues, and the homeowner’s blurry camera footage shows the robber grabbing the package and taking off, according to the report.

Corner store

Police arrested a woman who they say was loitering on Third Avenue to prostitute herself on March 28.

The woman was waiting at 59th Street around 10 am, when she offered one male passerby oral sex for $10, according to the report, and police arrested her later the same day.

Stick attack

A brute attacked a man with a stick on Fifth Avenue on March 29, causing a minor laceration to his nose and cheek, and swelling to his lip.

The brute attacked the man between 40th and 41st streets, and the man refused medical attention, police said.

Drunk driver

Police arrested a man who they say drove drunk on the Prospect Expressway on March 29.

Officers saw the man making lane changes without using his signal at the Gowanus Expressway around 2:30 am. When they pulled him over, he admitted he had had a few cocktails, and his Breathalyzer test showed his blood alcohol content was just over the legal limit, according to the police report.

One-two-three-four punch

Cops cuffed a man who they say punched a man in the face four times on Fourth Avenue on March 30 for not giving him a dollar.

Authorities the victim was at 57th Street just after 6 am when the suspect approached him from behind and commanded that he hand over a dollar. When the victim refused, the suspect socked him in the face four times, breaking his eye glasses in the process, cops said.

The victim suffered substantial pain, bruising, and swelling, according to officers.

— Julianne McShane

Updated 5:46 pm, July 9, 2018
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