An auto dealership employee was held up at gunpoint as he was about to deposit the day’s receipts on Jan. 14.
The 32-year-old from Bay Ridge Volkswagen said that he was on 94th Street near Third Avenue on his way to a nearby Chase Bank at around 2:30 pm when an unidentified man approached with a gun and said, “Give it to me, you know what I’m talking about.”
The thief ran off with more than $42,000 in cash and checks.
Thieves entering two homes last week week ended up getting nothing but pocket change from their victims.
A 33-year-old Wakeman Place resident told police that someone broke through the rear window of his home near Bergen Place on Jan. 15, stealing a computer and his collection of gold and silver coins.
Despite being rare, the coins — some of which were from Mexico — added up to only $200, the victim said.
Two days earlier, thieves broke into a home on 10th Avenue near 63rd Street and took $15 in assorted coins, officials said.
A thief swiped a laptop computer plus other equipment from a 68th Street home on Jan. 14.
The 22-year-old victim said that she was away from her home, which is between Third and Fourth avenues, for a half hour during the afternoon when someone forced in the door before taking the laptop and an iPod.
A 44-year-old 72nd resident returned home to find that someone had rifled through his basement.
The victim said that a pipe machine, several drills, a cement nail gun and a cement mixer were removed from the home, which is near Third Avenue, between Jan. 9 and 11.
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