Thug slugs man in face, takes cash

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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Punch and run

A thug beat and robbed a man on New Utrecth Avenue on June 17, taking his cash.

The victim told police that he was between 69th and 70th streets on his way to pick up some groceries at 2:50 pm when the thief approached him.

“Give me your money, or I will kill you,” the goon snarled, before socking the victim once in the face and absconding with $100, cops said.

Apple picking

Two goons robbed a man on W. Sixth Street on June 12 — taking off with his iPhone.

The victim told police that he was near 65th Street at 1:35 pm when the thugs ambushed him, punching him in his left ear before taking his phone and fleeing.

Bike bandits

Two bike-riding bandits stole a woman’s cellphone on Stillwell Avenue on June 12.

The victim told police that she was between 83rd and 84th streets at 12:40 pm when the two thugs rode up behind her on their bikes, threw her to the ground, took her phone, and fled.

Roll out

A thief made off with a man’s 2007 Acura on 79th Street on June 14.

The victim told police that he parked his Acura between the Bay Parkway and 21st Avenue at 4:30 am, and returned later to find it had been stolen.

Copper caper

A thief robbed a Bay 16th Street house sometime between May 10 and June 12 — taking $4,000 worth of copper piping and an $800 table saw.

The victim told police that he had been doing construction work on his house between Cropsey and Bath avenues before he left on a trip to China at noon on May 10.

When he returned about a month later he found that his house had been ransacked, and that around $4,800 worth of materials and tools were missing.


A heartless goon attacked and stabbed a man on Avenue P on June 16, leaving him bleeding on the street with multiple wounds in his abdomen.

The victim told police that he between W. Fifth and W. Sixth streets on his way home with a friend at 1:20 am when the thug ambushed and stabbed him several times. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, cops said.

Car crook

A bandit made off with a woman’s 1997 Nissan Altima, which she’d left parked in the driveway of her 73rd Street home on June 15.

The victim told police that she left her Nissan in the driveway of her home between 16th and 17th avenues at 4 pm, and returned later to find an empty spot where her car had been.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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