Police: Suspect breaks into home and flashes blade

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Didn’t get far

Police arrested a man who allegedly broke into an 85th Street home on July 30 and flashed a switchblade.

The alleged break-in occurred at the home between Dyker Place and Seventh Avenue at around 11:50 am, and police caught up with the suspect after he fled on foot, according to the police report.

What a tool

A pilferer broke into a 73rd Street home on July 30 and stole construction tools.

The theft occurred at the home between 10th and 11th avenues around 8 am, police said, adding that the perp gained entry to the home by climbing over a fence, and fled through the front door of the property’s construction site, taking off with a hammer drill and a welding machine.

Car trouble

A lowlife wrecked a woman’s car, parked on Shore Road, on Aug. 2.

The miscreant slashed all four tires of the car, broke the driver’s side mirror, and scratched the front fender and one of the back doors at the car’s location between 94th Street and Ridge Boulevard at some point before 9 am, police said.

Swiped in broad daylight

A thief stole $1,500 from a man’s gray 2013 Infiniti parked on 71st Street on Aug. 3.

The theft occurred between 10th and 11th avenues at some point before 4 pm, police said.


A lout stole a man’s iPhone X and $850 by breaking into a car through the rear driver’s-side window — damaging the side mirror in the process — on Eighth Avenue on Aug. 4.

The incident occurred at 66th Street at some point before 3 am, according to police.

Assaulted in the night

A baddie pushed a woman to the ground and stole her passport, debit card, license, and car keys on Third Avenue on Aug. 5.

The assault and theft occurred at 73rd Street at around 3 am, when the crook grabbed the woman by the hair and threw her down before she grabbed the items and fled on foot, according to the report.

— Julianne McShane

Posted 12:00 am, August 8, 2018
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