Swindlers trick man and take $7,000 from home

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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Dick and Jane

A pair of swindlers tricked a man by distracting him while they stole $7,000 from his Bay 17th Street home on April 22.

The man’s male friend came to the home between Cropsey Avenue and Shore Parkway around 10 pm with a female acquaintance, who distracted the homeowner in conversation while the robber ransacked the home and found the money hidden under books before covertly fleeing with the cash, police reported.

Shady thief

A pilferer stole $600 and Chanel sunglasses from a woman’s car parked on 76th Street on April 22.

The theft occurred at 21st Avenue around noon, according to the report.

Jacked the jacket

Police arrested a man who they say stole a man’s jacket, threatened him with a gun, and demanded $100 to return the jacket at a Shore Parkway gym on April 24.

The assault took place between Bay Parkway and Bay 38th Street just after 8 pm, and with lef the victim with a laceration to the lip and swelling to the face, cops said.

Wheels went missing

A crook stole a man’s 2003 white Ford from its 65th Street parking spot on April 24.

The driver parked the car between McDonald Avenue and Dahill Road at around 3 pm, and returned later to find it gone, according to the report.


A disgruntled former employee of a 20th Avenue store stole more than $5,000 from it on April 26.

The crook returned to the store between 85th and 86th streets to grab the cash at around 10 am, authorities allege.

Scammed over the phone

A criminal swindled a 61st Street resident out of $6,000 when he called him on April 27 and falsely claimed to be a Con Edison rep.

The victim, who lives between 18th and 19th avenues, told police he received the call around 11 am, when the phony told him he had an outstanding balance of $1,900 that he needed to pay off in MoneyPak gift cards.

The victim then bought 13 gift cards — totaling $6,000 — before contacting the Con Edison company, where a rep told him that the company didn’t take payment in gift cards, at which point the man realized he had been scammed, police said.

Big haul

A pack of perps broke into a 65th Street home through the kitchen window on April 27 and stole jewelry and more than $1,000.

The robbers broke into the home between 16th and 17th avenues just before 10:30 pm and fled in an unknown direction, according to police.

Buckle up

Cops cuffed two men who they say hit a man in the face with a belt buckle, causing physical injury, after they got in a fight on Bay Ridge Avenue on April 28.

The assault occurred between New Utrecht and 16th avenues around 2 am, police said.

Slashed and stabbed

Police arrested a man who they say slashed a man in the face with a knife and stabbed another man in the abdominal area, causing serious physical injury to both, on Bay Ridge Avenue on April 28.

The assault occurred between New Utrecht and 16th avenues around 2 am, cops said. Both victims went to Maimonides Medical Center for treatment, according to the report.

Screen time

A pair of burglars broke into a Quentin Road store and stole a television on April 28.

The baddies broke into the shop at W. 11th Street at around 4 am by breaking a window next to the front door, police said.

— Julianne McShane

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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