He was carrying $20K in cash — but not for long

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$20K tussle

Two gun-toting thugs shadowed and robbed a man outside his home on 78th Street, getting away with the $20,000 he was carrying on July 26.

In the 7:30 pm incident, the perps hit the victim, who lives between Bay 32nd Street and 23rd Avenue, and stole his black bag, which contained the cash.

Readers are reminded that carrying such large amounts of cash is not a good idea.


It was a week of beatings in Bensonhurst. Here’s a roundup:

• A teen trying to stick up for his friend got beaten with sticks by an unruly perp on 66th Street and 18th Avenue at around 1:20 am on July 26, cops said. The victim told police that the perp had started a fight with his friend so he jumped in to help, earning both victims some cracked ribs.

• A rowdy perp hit a man with a bottle outside a bar on 86th Street at around 4 am on July 25, chipping the victim’s teeth. The bottle-breaker fled the bar, which is between Bay 35th Street and 24th Avenue, slashing the victim’s tires along the way.

• A grumpy woman reacted violently to her parking ticket, hitting the traffic cop who gave it to her on 18th Avenue at around 2:30 pm on July 22. The perp hopped into her allegedly illegally parked car, which was between 74th Street and Bay Ridge Parkway, and fled.

It should be noted that attacks on parking agents are now felonies.

Stabbed? No biggie!

Four vicious thugs assaulted a man on Kings Highway early on July 21.

The victim said he was walking home and was near West Sixth Street at around 4 am when the quartet of would-be killers surrounded him and, without warning, stabbed him in the chest.

The man escaped, but waited until the next day to go to a hospital because he didn’t think the stab “was a big deal,” according to cops.

Hours earlier, two knife-wielding thugs stabbed another man on Bath Avenue near 18th Avenue. That victim told cops that he was near the corner at around 1:30 am when the thieves struck.

In this case, the man lost his wallet.


A perp left a car owner high and dry when he stole the victim’s tires out from under his Cadillac on July 23.

The victim told cops that he left the car overnight on 18th Avenue near Cropsey Avenue, but when he returned in the morning, his car was no longer in drivable condition.

Smoked out

A cig-craving criminal stole three packs of the nicotine sticks from a grocery on Avenue U on July 25.

The perp entered the store, which is between West Eighth and Ninth streets, at around 5:45 am and asked the clerk for four packs.

But instead of paying, he grabbed three packs of smokeable death and bolted.

Wicked workout

Four loitering bandits chased, beat and robbed a man early on July 25.

According to police, the perps approached the man, who had just come out of a gym on 24th Avenue near 81st Street at around 12:30 am, and asked if he was “looking at our girl.”

The police report did not answer the question one way or the other, but in any event, the men chased the alleged gazer for three blocks. When they finally caught up to him, they him in the head with a rock, and took his wallet and car keys.

Pizza pilfer

A sneaky thief broke into a 65th Street pizzeria and stole two TVs and several bottles of liquor on July 23.

The owner of the shop , which is between 23rd Avenue and West Fourth Street, told cops that the perp must have sneaked in through the basement window at around 8 pm.

— Michael Lipkin

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