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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Punching thief

Cops cuffed a man for allegedly punching and robbing a woman on W. 23rd Street on Dec. 13.

The victim told the police she was between Mermaid and Neptune avenues at 10 pm when the suspect took her cellphone and fanny pack and admitted to doing so to her.

When she asked him for her stuff back, the suspect allegedly refused and punched her in the face to fend her off, cops said.

The suspect was later arrested in his apartment, cops said.

Wayward wallet

Someone snatched a man’s wallet on Shore Parkway on Dec. 10.

The victim told police that he lost his wallet while buying flowers near West Avenue at 2:30 pm, and when he noticed that it was missing, he immediately went to retrieve it, but found that somebody had already taken it, along with $2,000 and his credit cards.

Bag thief

A weasel took a man’s bag containing his passport when he fell asleep on a train at Brighton Beach Avenue on Dec. 12.

The victim told police that got on the train and put his bag between his legs and fell asleep. When he woke up at Brighton Sixth Street at noon, he realized that someone had taken the bag, which contained his Ukrainian passport.

Sick steal

Filchers stole medicine from a Brighton Beach Avenue pharmacy on Dec. 14.

The bandits stole several bottles of cold and flu medicine and fled the store near Coney Island Avenue without paying at 10:10 am, police said.

— Kevin Duggan

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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