Three brutes beat up and rob man on W. 15th Street

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Punched and robbed

A trio of toughs beat up and robbed a man on W. 15th Street on Sept. 2.

The victim told police he was smoking a cigarette near Mermaid Avenue at 10:15 pm when three brutes approached him, punched him in the face — causing lacerations and bleedings to his lips, nose, and chin — and then stole his iPhone X.

Elderly assault

Police cuffed a man who they say assaulted an elderly woman on W. 31st Street on Sept. 3.

The woman told police that the suspect punched her in the face — causing redness, swelling, bruises, and substantial pain — near Mermaid Avenue at 6:10 pm.

The woman was taken to the Coney Island Hospital emergency room, according to the report.

Drug bust brawl

Police arrested a man and woman who allegedly attacked a police officer on W. 32nd Street on Sept. 8.

The two allegedly became agitated and kicked, bit, and attempted to spit on the officer after they were found in possession of loaded firearms and a large amount of crack cocaine near Neptune Avenue at noon, according to authorities.

Tool loot

Two men stole tools from a maintenance room on W. 33rd Street on Sept. 4.

The looters cut the locks off of the maintenance room near Mermaid Avenue at 4:27 am with a bolt cutter and bagged three Echo hedge trimmers and one backpack blower, cops said.

Paint pain

Criminals broke into a public housing building on W. 25th Street on Sept. 5 and spray-painted graffiti.

The punks damaged the metal plate in the door frame, broke a padlock leading to the storage room, and spray-painted the words “Bad, Brim and Falayo” at the location near Mermaid Avenue at 3:45 pm, police reported.

Morning burglary

A thief raided a man’s home on Ocean Parkway on Sept. 6.

The bandit broke the front door lock to enter the house near Neptune Avenue at 11 am and stole money, jewelry, and a cross necklace, and then fled, cops said.

Electronics theft

Someone stole electronics and a credit card from a man’s car parked on W. 19th Street on Sept. 2.

The victim told police that he left the vehicle between Surf and Mermaid avenues around 6 pm and when he returned at 8:30 pm, some crook had pried open the rear driver’s-side window and stole his Apple iPod Touch, a Toshiba DVD player, and his credit card.

Boardwalk bandit

A sneak swiped a woman’s iPhone X and black phone case on the Riegelmann Boardwalk on Aug. 28.

The victim told police that she took photos on her phone and put it in her purse. She then bumped into someone while walking through a crowd on the Boardwalk from Stillwell Avenue towards Surf Avenue at 11:30 pm.

Shortly after leaving the Boardwalk she noticed her purse was open and her phone was stolen, according to cops.

Beach bum

A thief took a woman’s cash and electronics she left on the beach near the Riegelmann Boardwalk on Sept. 1.

The victim told cops that she left her possessions unattended on the beach near W. 16th Street at 2 am and when she returned, her credit card, cash, and electronics were gone.

Embassy scam

A scammer tricked a Bay 43rd Street man into handing over thousands of dollars on Aug. 30.

The victim, who lives near Harway Avenue, told police that a man pretending to be from the Dominican Embassy called him at 11:29 am and told him they were holding his grandson, saying that he caused a car crash in which a pregnant woman lost her baby, and that he needed $16,000 to settle the case.

The victim then sent money, including an overnight fee, to locations in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, until he was able to contact his son, who realized it was a scam, according to cops.

Bag snatcher

A man robbed a woman on Mermaid Avenue on Sept. 6.

The victim told police that she was standing near W. 16th Street at 9 pm when the purloiner came up from behind and grabbed her bag and fled.

Several charges were made on the victim’s bank cards and she cancelled all the cards, according to police.

Car robber

Someone smashed the window of a car parked on Avenue Y sometime between Sept. 7 and 8 and stole the owner’s phone and driver’s license.

The victim told cops that he parked his vehicle near Manhattan Court on Sept. 7, and when he returned the following day at 7 pm he saw his front passenger-side window was broken and his phone, driver’s license, and other items were stolen.

— Brianna Kudisch

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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