Police: Landlord locked tenant out as she showered

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Shower shock

A landlord locked a woman out of her bedroom while she was showering in her W. 29th Street apartment on Oct. 23, said police.

The woman told police that she went to take a shower in her apartment between Mermaid and Surf avenues. When she came out at 5:40 pm she discovered her landlord and his son were in her apartment and changed the lock on her bedroom, said officials.

Once the woman made it back into her bedroom, she checked the top draw of her dresser and saw that $3,800 in cash was missing, according to a report.

The landlord told police he changed the locks with his son and both men were issued summons for unlawful eviction, police said.

Knife to meet you

Two would-be robbers attacked and slashed a man on W. 35th Street on Oct. 17, said police.

The victim told police he was near Neptune Avenue at 9:55 pm when two baddies approached him and stated, “Run your pockets.” The man told both men that he didn’t have anything in his pockets except for a cellphone, said police.

A struggle ensued between the three men, and one of the attackers pulled out a knife and slashed the victim’s hand, cops said.

The goons fled empty-handed, said officials.

Rough robber

A lout forced a man to the ground and grabbed his wallet at the corner of W. 21st Street and Mermaid Avenue on Oct. 17, said police.

The fiend attacked the man at 2:40 pm, leaving the victim with minor injuries from the struggle, authorities said. The victim told police he feared for his safety but refused medical attention, said officials.

Police reviewed surveillance footage that captured the thief on camera and stopped one man in the area, but the victim told police he was not the suspect, police said.

Not taking any chances

A nogoodnik threatened a woman and swiped her purse on W. Eighth Street on Oct. 17, said police.

The cad approached the woman between 86th Street and Avenue X at 8:30 pm as she was headed to her friend’s house and shouted, “Give me your bag or I am going to shoot.”

The woman said she did not see a gun, but placed her handbag on the sidewalk. The robber grabbed the bag and ran off, said police.

— Caroline Spivack

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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