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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Creep on the loose

A lout tried to break into the bedroom window of a 20th Avenue resident on April 16.

The nogoodnik tried to enter the window of the home between 71st and 72nd streets just before 7 pm, when he accessed the building from the roof of the one next door and then descended the fire escape to the window, according to the police report. When the woman confronted him, the man said he was trying to access his apartment, she told police.

Cooked the books

A baddie bookkeeper stole $200,000 from the 65th Street business for which they worked on April 17.

Police say the bookie tried and failed to log into the bank account of the business at West First Street at an unknown time, but soon after changed the phone number and account number, allowing them to transfer the funds.

Got played

Police arrested a man who they say struck another man, threatened to take his music player, and fled on foot on 20th Avenue on April 18.

The victim was between Benson and Bath avenues around 5:30 pm when the suspect approached and asked him why he was playing “gang music” before punching his hand, causing the music player to fall to the ground, according to the report.

The man then said he was “taking this s---,” grabbed it, and fled on foot before police apprehended him soon after, authorities reported.

Off into the night

A thief stole a man’s 2016 Subaru Sedan parked on 85th Street on April 18.

The burglar drove off with the car from its spot between 16th and 17th avenues at around 7 pm, according to the report, and there was no broken glass at the scene.

Phone a friend

A bandit broke into the basement of a woman’s Benson Avenue home on April 20 and stole her cellphone right out of her hand.

The victim told police she was in her home near Bay 23rd Street just after noon when the crook appeared, yelled at her, and pushed her, before taking her phone. He then fled on foot on Bay 23rd Street towards 86th Street, cops said.

Shopping spree

A good-for-nothing charged $6,000 to a woman’s credit card after she lost it on McDonald Avenue on April 20.

The woman told police she lost the card at Avenue P around 3:45 pm.

Back stabber

A lout stabbed a man in his lower left back with a sharp object in a parking garage on 20th Lane on April 21.

The assault occurred between 20th Avenue and 21st Drive at around 8:45 pm, when the pair were having a verbal dispute. The victim went to Lutheran Medical Center for treatment, according to the report.

— Julianne McShane

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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