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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Masked robbers

Two masked villains robbed a man on 86th Street on Oct. 30, said police.

The man was between Bay 31st and Bay 32nd streets at midnight when the baddies — wearing full face masks — approached him, officials said. The victim told police the louts pushed him up against the wall and punched him multiple times in the head before one of the crooks said, “Give me your phone.”

The robbers made off with the man’s wallet and cellphone, police said.

Holy theft

Two scoundrels swiped a gold cross off a woman’s neck on New Utrecht Avenue on Nov. 1, said police.

The woman told officers that while she was sitting in a cab between 72nd and 73rd streets at 5:30 am, two men approached her and one swiped the pendant off of her necklace chain. The thieves fled on New Utrecht Avenue, said authorities.

Wino

Police arrested a wine bottle-wielding man who they say raided a 65th Street bodega on Nov. 5.

The man approached the clerk in the store near 17th Avenue at 9:15 pm holding the bottle like a club and proceeded behind the counter grabbing items off the shelves, police said. The suspect then pulled out a knife and said to the clerk, “It is too small for you,” cops allege.

Police responded to a witness’s 911 call and arrested the man at the scene, officials said.

Caught in the act

Neighbors scared off a would-be bandit in the act of breaking into a W. Eighth Street apartment on Oct. 25, said cops.

A witness told police that he saw the baddie on top of an awning at the home between avenues T and U at 10 am trying to pry open a window. The crook fled when the neighbor yelled at him. The window had tool marks and the screen was bent, officials said.

Brutal beating

Police arrested three men for beating a man so badly that he suffered multiple seizures on 24th Avenue on Nov. 5, said authorities.

A witness came upon the three men picking the victim up off the ground and then slamming him to the pavement on 84th Street at 1 am, police reported. Officials say the impact caused a deep gash to the victim’s head, causing the man to lose consciousness and suffer multiple seizures as a result. He was taken to Lutheran Medical Center, police said.

The witness informed officers near the scene of the attack, who rushed to the scene to arrest the men, said police.

— Caroline Spivack

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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