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61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Bad friend

Cops cuffed a 24-year-old guy for punching and kicking his friend in the face near Avenue T on Sept. 26.

The victim told police he was walking down E. 19th Street at around 4:35 pm when the suspect struck him with a closed fist and then he fell to the ground. The suspect tried to grab his wallet from his jacket pocket but when he couldn’t, started kicking his 25-year-old friend in the face, causing swelling and a possibly broken nose, according to authorities.

Emergency responders transported the victim to Coney Island Hospital, officials said.

Held him down

Police arrested one of two suspects who they say held a 17-year-old boy down and demanded his phone and wallet on E. 22nd Street on Sept. 26.

The victim told police two suspects came up to him and one restrained him while trying to swipe his phone and wallet. The suspect pushed him a few times and shouted,” Give me your f---- phone and wallet now.”

The victim ran away but the suspect chased him, officials said.

Break-in

A baddie broke into a senior’s Brown Street home on Sept. 26 and rummaged through his closet and drawers, police said.

The 72-year-old victim told police he left his house near Avenue Y at 10 am and when he got back at 4 pm, noticed his drawers were open and his closet had been searched. The victim also saw his window screen had been ripped open, officials said.

Family fued

Someone swiped $68,000 in sports memorabilia that belonged to a woman’s recently deceased father from the Quentin Road home the two shared on Sept. 28, police said.

The 49-year-old woman, who lived with her dad, told police she left the home near E. 18th Street at 8 am, and when she got back at 3:20 pm, noticed her dad’s autographed baseballs, pictures, and memorabilia of Mets player Duke Snider was gone, as well as a painted figure the woman’s brother had painted, and a photograph of her father.

The woman believes it was her brother who stole the items, because there were no signs of a break-in, and the thief likely used a key, according to authorities.

— Julianne Cuba

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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