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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Out of office

A scammer conned a W. Sixth Street women into depositing a fraudulent check worth nearly $3,000 with the promise of a job on Feb. 2, police said.

The woman, who lives between Avenue P and Quentin Road, contacted the liar about the job she saw on Craigslist around noon, and the lout promised her the position if she followed instructions about depositing a check for $2,950.

The weasel sent the woman the check, which she deposited into her own account before sending it to the con.

Broom to the head

A no-goodnik hit a man on the head with a broomstick, causing a laceration, on 85th Street on Feb. 7.

The assault occurred between Bay Parkway and 23rd Avenue just before 3 pm after the goon followed the man into a Bay Parkway bodega between 85th and 86th streets. Emergency medical personnel took the hurt man to Lutheran Hospital.

Out of pocket

A trio of good-for-nothings crept up on a man after he left an 18th Avenue cash machine on Feb. 10 and stole $900 from his pocket.

The louts approached the man at 66th Street at around 5 pm, when one brute grabbed him from behind and the other two went through his pockets, where they grabbed the cash.

Took the jewels and ran

A pair of punks assaulted and threatened to shoot a man before stealing his cellphone and jewelry on Bay 25th Street on Feb. 11.

The thieves cornered the man between Benson and Bath avenues at around 2 am, when one put the victim in a chokehold while the other held an object to his stomach and threatened to shoot him.

The pair grabbed his jewelry and phone from his pocket and then fled on Bath Avenue towards Bay Parkway.

Cashed out

A lout stole nearly $2,000 from a 24th Avenue resident’s checking account on Feb. 8, according to police.

The woman, who lives between 86th Street and Benson Avenue, said the scoundrel made a total of six withdrawals from her account, totaling $1,960, at some point after midnight.

— Julianne McShane

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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