Knife-toting villains threaten man and steal his cash, phone

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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Blade runners

A trio of punks threatened a man with a blade on a Bay 14th Street alley on July 14 and stole $800 plus his cellphone and driver’s license before fleeing on foot, police said.

The assault and theft occurred between Benson and Bath avenues around 11 pm, and began when one of the perps approached the man from behind, put the blade to his neck, and shoved him into the alley, police reported. The other two baddies then appeared and stole the goods from the man’s pockets before kicking him to the ground and fleeing on foot in an unknown direction, according to the report. The man was uninjured, police said.


A no-goodnik broke into a Benson Avenue school and stole thousands worth of electronics and a jumper cable on July 9.

The theft occurred at the school at Bay 35th Street around 3:30 pm, police said, adding that the perp broke into the school by damaging the padlock on the security gate.

Couldn’t work it out

A baddie stole a man’s wallet from an 86th Street gym on July 11 — and then returned it with $200, a credit card, and MetroCard missing.

The theft occurred around 1:30 pm at the fitness center near 20th Avenue, according to the report.

Trucked away

A thief stole a 2008 white Ford from its 16th Avenue parking spot on July 12.

The perp stole the car from its spot between 65th and 66th streets at around 7 pm, according to the report.

Basement dwelling

Police arrested a man who allegedly broke into a Bath Avenue store through the basement on July 12 and stole $1,500.

The theft occurred at the store at Bay Parkway around 2:50 pm, the report states.

Back to the drawing board

A good-for-nothing stole a backpack with $5,000 inside — along with a hammer and dirt mask — from a 17th Avenue sidewalk on July 13.

The owner of the backpack left it on the sidewalk between Benson Avenue and Rutherford Place briefly around 9:10 am and returned to find it missing, police said.

Better the wallet than the baby

A thief stole a woman’s wallet — with $102 plus a credit and MetroCard inside — from an 86th Street store on July 13.

The theft occurred at the store at Bay 19th Street at 12:30 pm, when the woman left the wallet unattended on top of a stroller.

— Julianne McShane

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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