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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Worth a shot

Cops cuffed a suspect who they say attempted to carjack a man’s ride on Bay 37th Street on June 4 by pretending to have a gun.

Police say the accused approached the victim whose vehicle was idling on the road between Harway and Bath Avenues in Gravesend at 11:54 pm and threw open the driver’s door.

Then he pointed his pocketed hand as though he were holding a gun, officials said. Fearing for his life, the driver put the pedal to the metal and sped away, the authorities said. Police picked up the fellow in custody at the intersection, records state.

Caught wet-handed

Police arrested two suspected commercial burglars who they say dove into Gravesend Bay to elude capture, along with a third member of their four-man crew near Shore Parkway on June 9.

Officers responded to a call about a burglary in progress on the parkway between Bay Parkway and 24th Avenue at 3 am and found a lookout on Shore Parkway and a second man standing at the foot of a ladder that was propped up against a security fence, a report shows.

The officer saw two more men inside the property, but the pair fled, plunging into Gravesend Bay to escape justice, law enforcement sources said. Police arrested the two soggy suspects, as well as the man holding the ladder, but the lookout escaped, according to a report.

Take cover

A grassy-knoll type shot a victim on New Utrecht Avenue with a paintball on June 5, cops stated.

The victim was sitting in his Jeep Grand Cherokee at the intersection of New Utrecht Avenue and 73rd Street in Bensonhurst at 4:50 pm when the shot rang out, striking the victim in the arm and leaving a bruise, police said.

Cops searched the area but never found the shooter, officials said.

What a trooper

A would-be burglar got more than he bargained for when his victim pursued him from 81st Street to Avenue T on June 4, a report states.

The victim said he saw a prowler try to break through a screen door at his home between 20th and 21st avenues in Bensonhurst around noon, but when the resident saw him, he took off, police said.

The victim became the hunter, pursuing the fleeing burglar, according to police reports. The sneak’s pal showed up and the burglar hopped into the back of his pickup truck, but the victim-turned-vigilante kept up his pursuit as far as Avenue T between W. 12th and 13th streets, where the pair of thieves ditched their ride and fled in separate directions on foot, officials said.

The getaway vehicle is registered to a woman living in Pennsylvania, cops reported.

Price of love

An 89-year-old man accused his wife of secreting away valuables from their 23rd Avenue home on May 19, police said.

The man, who lives between Benson Avenue and 86th Street, told police his spouse spent the last year slyly stealing jewelry, Turkish coffee cups, and $5,000 in cash from their home while he was working.

— Max Jaeger

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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