Two bandits masquerading as officers of the law robbed a guy on 74th Street on May 8, the real police said.
The victim was between 20th and 21st avenues just before 8 pm when the phony fuzz walked up and flashed him a fake police badge, claiming to be cops. They ran his pockets for $80 and fled down 21st Avenue towards 86th Street, according to a police report.
An armed robber shook down a guy on Kings Highway on May 4, police said.
The mugger pulled out his gun on the victim around 4 am outside a building between W. Eighth and W. Seventh streets. The victim handed over $180 and his cellphone to the nogoodnik, who then fled, according to police.
Police arrested a guy who they said pulled a kitchen knife on a man on 65th Street on May 9 and tried to rob him.
The victim told cops he was near Dahill Road around 10:30 am when the guy walked up to him and asked for money. The victim refused and the guy allegedly whipped out the blade to convince him, but the lightfooted victim dashed before the guy could cut him.
He called police, who found the guy standing a few blocks away near Avenue O with the knife in his pocket, according to authorities.
A cat burglar broke into a woman’s Bay 28th Street home on May 4 while she was away visiting her mother, police said.
She left her home between Benson Avenue and 86th Street around 9 am and returned to find the housebreakers had removed the guard rails from a rear bedroom window and broken in. They ransacked the place and got away with $3,000 in cash and some jewelry, police said.
A speedy thief grabbed a guy’s wallet from his car parked in front of his 71st Street home on May 7, according to a police report.
The guy said he left his car unlocked for about five minutes while he ran inside his home between 19th and 20th avenues around 12:20 pm. When he came out his wallet and his registration were missing, police said.
— Dennis Lynch