Police: Men try to steal toys from Boardwalk store

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Child’s play

Police arrested three men who allegedly stole balls and stuffed animals from a store on the Riegelmann Boardwalk on June 8.

The victim said three men entered the store in the amusement area near W. 12th Street at 3:10 am and took six stuffed animals and eight large bouncy balls.

Police said they entered through a security gate.

Cashed out

A looter stole hundreds in cash from a house on 26th Avenue on June 9.

The victim said someone entered the home between Stillwell and Benson avenues at 11:32 pm through the bedroom window and took $300 from a drawer.

Subway mischief

A nogoodnik stole a sleeping straphaner’s iPhone on a D train on June 5.

The victim said he was asleep on the Coney Island-bound train and woke up at 2:30 pm at the Stillwell Avenue station to find someone had taken his iPhone 7 from his left pocket.

Grab happy

A cad took a woman’s wallet on Brighton Sixth Street on June 4.

The woman said she was near Brighton Beach Avenue when the thief grabbed her wallet from her left hand and then ran into the Brighton Beach subway station. She said there was $122 and a debit card in the wallet, cops reported.

— Adam Lucente

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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