Brute punches and robs delivery guy

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Headlock robbery

A lout assaulted and robbed a food delivery guy at Brighton First Walk on Oct. 17.

The victim told police that he was delivering food at Brighton First Path at 11:20 pm when a brute punched him in the face multiple times and put him in a headlock.

The brute then stole Chinese food and cash from the victim and fled in a silver Toyota RAV4 on Brighton First Street towards Ocean View Avenue, according to cops.

Sneaker thieves

A teenager was arrested for allegedly punching and robbing another teen on Brighton 10th Street on Oct. 18.

The victim told police he met with a person who wanted to buy the victim’s Balenciaga sneakers, and brought the victim towards Brighton 10th Court at 6:15 pm, according to police.

There, the victim was met by the suspect, who allegedly told him to “run your s---,” told his accomplice to get his knife, and stole the sneakers from the victim’s book bag, police said.

The suspect then punched the victim in the face, knocking him to the ground, and when he tried to stand up, put him into a headlock and punched him on the head again, according to cops.

Phantom shooter

Someone struck a woman in the face with a BB gun pellet on W. Eighth Street on Oct. 21.

The victim told police she was walking near Avenue X at 12:30 pm when a BB gun fired at her, but she didn’t know from where.

She told cops she heard five shots, but police couldn’t find the shooter, according to authorities.


A lowlife cursed at a woman before assaulting and threatening her on Mermaid Avenue on Oct. 21.

The victim told cops that she was near Stillwell Avenue at 7:10 pm when the scoundrel approached and began cursing at her.

The nutcase then grabbed her by the neck and wrist, brandished a knife,and told her “F--- you, b----.”

He fled into the Stillwell Avenue subway station, according to cops.


A woman sprayed a girl with Mace on W. 23rd Street on Oct. 21.

The 11-year-old victim got into a verbal altercation with the ruffian between Mermaid and Surf avenues at 4:15 pm, which became physical, according to police.

Open window robbers

Burglars robbed a house on 26th Avenue on Oct. 16.

The purloiners sneaked into the building between Benson and Bath avenues at 6:45 pm through the bedroom window — which was left ajar — and stole cash, jewelry, and a Burberry item, and then fled through the rear door on the second-floor bedroom, according to cops.

Earring thief

A man was arrested for allegedly burglarizing a woman’s home on Ocean View Avenue on Oct. 21.

The victim told police that when she got home from work at 7 pm she saw the suspect leave her apartment between Brighton Second and Brighton Third streets with her earrings and other belongings.

She told cops that she had left her door locked when she left for work earlier in the day.

Signed, steal, delivered

A thief looted a deliveryman’s car on Brighton Fourth Street on Oct. 18.

The victim told cops that he was doing deliveries, and when he returned to his car parked between the Riegelmann Boardwalk and Brightwater Court at 12:55 pm, he discovered some filcher had taken his bank cards, cash, and his cellphone from the car.

Light thief

A sneak broke into a woman’s car on Ocean Parkway on the night of Oct. 19.

The victim’s boyfriend told cops that he left the vehicle parked between Manhattan and Brighton courts overnight, and when he returned in the morning, the back left window was broken and that the crook had taken lighting equipment and other items from the car.

Car burglar

A nogoodnik smashed the window of a man’s car parked on Surf Avenue sometime overnight on Oct. 19.

The victim told police that he left his car parked overnight near W. 19th Street and the next morning, his rear driver-side window was smashed and a villain had taken his wallet, bank cards, and other items from the car.

Biking bandit

A nogoodnik stole a woman’s bag on the Riegelmann Boardwalk on Oct. 20.

The punk snatched her bag and fled on his bike at E. Brighton Sixth Street at 4 pm, according to cops.

Police said the bike and bag were later removed in front of a store on Brighton Beach Avenue between Coney Island Avenue and Brighton Seventh Street.

— Kevin Duggan

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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