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61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest—
Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Gun robbery

A gun-wielding man robbed a woman on Knapp Street in the middle of the afternoon on Oct. 17.

The brazen robber held the black gun up, demanding money from the victim near Gerritsen Avenue at 12 pm, and she gave him $100, according to police.

He then fled toward Avenue V, cops reported.

Boozy bandit

A man robbed an Avenue U liquor store at gunpoint on Oct. 17.

Police say the looter forced the employee behind the register at the store near E. 23rd Street to give him all the cash, totaling $1,000, at 8:57 pm.

He then fled toward Avenue T, according to authorities.

Unintended guests

Two lying robbers faked their way into a Falmouth Street home on Oct. 18 and threatened the homeowner into giving them cash.

The victim told cops she let two men, claiming to be construction workers, into her house near Oriental Boulevard at 3:40 pm, but they demanded $200.

The woman refused and the nogoodniks threatened and pushed her, causing her to give them $2,500, police said.

Blade out

A knife-wielding marauder stole a person’s bike on E. 28th Street on Oct. 16.

The victim was near Avenue V at 7:30 pm when the thief pulled the blade and said, “give me your bike,” according to cops.

The victim gave over the red trick wheelie bicycle to the thief, who then fled the scene, officers reported.

Burglar broke my homework

Police arrested a person who they say entered an E. 13th Street home on Oct. 15 and broke things.

The suspect allegedly entered the home near Avenue P at 4 pm through the unlocked front door, broke the second-floor door and a glass shelf, and damaged a school project with a kitchen knife, according to police.

The victim told police she believes the suspect is a former student.

iPad pilferer

A prowler broke and entered a home, stealing jewelry and an electronic tablet, on E. 24th Street on Oct. 16.

Police say the looter came through the back window of the home near Avenue W at 8 am, broke two windows, and ransacked the place.

The person stole an iPad, a yellow metal necklace, and yellow metal rings, according to cops.

Double trouble

A brazen pilferer broke into and robbed an Avenue U store on Oct. 16 and again on Oct. 17.

The shameless looter first entered through the door near E. 28th Street to steal $200 at 5 am, and then returned at 2:30 am the next day to steal a Sony TV, before fleeing through the back door, according to cops.

Police say the thief fled on bicycle after both burglaries.

Failed robbery

A would-be raider attempted to rob a beauty and nail salon on Avenue U on Oct. 16.

The wannabe thief attempted to break the lock on the front door to gain access at 8 pm, but instead jammed the door, making it unable to open, cops said.

Bling swiped

A home invader stole jewelry from a home on E. 19th Street on Oct. 17.

Police say the thief pried open the back door and ransacked all three levels of the home near Avenue Y at 5:50 am.

The looter stole a platinum ring, a 24-karat gold pendant, and a gold metal bracelet, police reported.

Jewel thief

A freebooter stole multiple pieces of diamond jewelry from a home on Avenue X on Oct. 17.

The thief ransacked the home near E. 18th Street at 1:45 pm, broke the front door lock, and left all the doors open, according to police.

The bandit stole a diamond ring, bracelet, pendant, bangle, and earrings, officers said.

Gold bracelet goon

A man stole cash and jewelry from an apartment on Shore Parkway on Oct. 19.

The looter forced his way into the home near E. 13th Street at 9 am with a cylinder on the front door and stole $5,000, two gold bracelets, and two gold necklaces, according to authorities.

— Brianna Kudisch

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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