Knife-toting scoundrels rob straphanger on F train

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Scary subway ride

A good-for-nothing robbed a woman at knife-point on an F train on April 19.

The victim said she boarded the Coney Island-bound train at Church Avenue around 9:30 pm and she saw a man walking through the car doors. As the train neared W. Eighth Street, two men sat next to her and placed a six-inch knife on her chest and demanded her purse, she told officers. She said her purse had nothing of value, so one of them reached into her jacket and grabbed her phone, before getting off the train at Coney Island, authorities reported.

Police said there were two women involved in the incident as well.

Delivery fiasco

A nogoodnik stole a pizza from a delivery man on W. 33rd Street on April 22.

The victim said he was delivering the pizza between Mermaid and Surf avenues at 5:50 pm when a man ran up to his vehicle, reached inside, and grabbed the pie before fleeing on foot.

The delivery man chased the thief until Surf Avenue, but the bandit turned around and punched him in back of the head, police reported. The thief then fled towards the Riegelmann Boardwalk, according to the report.

Robbing the elderly

A bunch of miscreants attacked and robbed an old man in a park along Riegelmann Boardwalk on April 18.

The 78-year-old victim said he was walking in the park near W. Fifth Street at 9:30 pm when a group of people punched and kicked him and took his wallet with $45 in it. They then fled towards Surf Avenue, cops said.

Police said they did not find the thieves after searching the area. The man suffered cuts to his head and knee.

Teen target

Four lowlifes robbed a 16-year-old at gunpoint on Bay 50th Street on April 21.

The victim said he was walking towards Cropsey Avenue at 9 pm when four men approached him and one showed a gun, saying “you want to do this the easy way or the hard way?”

They led him down the block and took his iPhone 6s, and then brought him near the Marlboro Playground on W. 11th Street and told him to go away, officials reported. They fled in different directions, according to the report.

Jewelry heist

A jerk stole expensive jewelry from a Brighton Fourth Street apartment on April 17.

The victim said that at sometime before 1:35 pm someone broke the lock of his front door near Neptune Avenue and stole a white gold ring, a white gold wedding ring, other jewelry, and cash.

Police said they did not find the thief after searching the apartment, but that there is video in the building’s lobby.

— Adam Lucente

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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