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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Sham sneaks

Two cons tricked a woman into giving them cash at a Brighton Beach Avenue bank on Nov. 2.

Police say the victim was buying groceries on Bath Avenue at 8 am when a woman and a man walked up to her and pitched an investment opportunity.

The victim agreed and got into a black sedan with the crooks, who drove to the bank near Brighton Fifth Street where the victim withdrew $3,300 from a teller, police reported.

When she got back into the car, one of the thieves told the woman, “Give me all your money or I will kill you,” and robbed her, cops said.

Liquor looters

Two nogoodniks stole a bottle of whiskey from a liquor store on Neptune Avenue on Oct. 31.

One of the thieves threatened someone who confronted them with a gray knife and said “I’ll stab you if you touch me,” at the store near W. Sixth Street at 6 pm, according to police.

The bandits fled with the booze toward W. Sixth Street, cops said.

Gas bill goon

A liar posing as a gas company employee assaulted a man at his Brightwater Court home on Nov. 2, causing pain and swelling.

A stranger asked the victim and his wife for their gas bill at their door of their home near Brighton Third Street at 4:55 pm, and when they questioned him, the lout punched the man in his face multiple times, according to police.

Subway striker

A ruffian punched a man in a Brighton Beach Avenue subway station on Nov. 2.

Police say the brute punched the victim on the right side of his face near Brighton Sixth Street at 9:15 pm.

The victim refused medical attention, according to cops.

Garage thief

Three brigands stole a woman’s belongings she placed in an Oceana Drive East parking garage on Nov. 1.

The victim put a bag of new toys, clothing, and a suitcase at the end of her spot in a parking garage near Oceana Terrace, and when she returned, it was stolen, according to cops.

Security video footage showed three bandits entering the garage, jamming the door to load the items into their pickup truck, and leaving the garage with the woman’s items, according to the police report.

iPhone grab

A punk stole a teenager’s phone on Neptune Avenue on Oct. 28.

Police say the victim was walking toward W. 33rd Street at 4:30 pm when another teenager snatched his iPhone X and ran toward W. 35th Street.

Credit card swipe

A sneak swiped a teenager’s credit card on W. 24th Street on Aug. 3.

The victim told cops that she had her card while she was at a pizzeria chain, but discovered it was missing when she got to her home near Surf Avenue at 9 am, according to cops.

She found out there were unauthorized charges made to the card and canceled it, authorities said.

Church crook

A sinner took a woman’s phones at a church on Mermaid Avenue on Oct. 31.

The victim put her phones on a table on the second floor of the house of worship near W. 21st Street at 1 pm and when she came back, the phones were gone, according to police.

Lobby lout

A thief lifted a woman’s bag at a doctor’s office on W. 15th Street on Nov. 1.

The victim told police she left her bag, including her wallet and electronics, in the lobby of the office near Mermaid Avenue at 7 pm and when she returned, it was missing.

— Brianna Kudisch

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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