Miscreant chokes man on 81st Street

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights


A ruffian placed a man in a chokehold and demanded his cash on 81st Street on Nov. 17, said police.

The man told police that he was walking between Fifth and Sixth avenues at 6:50 pm when he was grabbed from behind and placed in a chokehold. The robber demanded, “Give me your money,” but the man broke free and ran on Sixth Avenue, officials said.

The baddie initially followed the man but gave up and fled down 80th Street, said police.

Opportunistic thief

A bandit slunk into a man’s unlocked car on 71st Street on Nov. 13 and stole his wallet, said police.

The man told police that he parked his car between 11th and 12th avenues and when he returned at 6 pm discovered his wallet was missing. The wallet contained credit cards, identification cards, and $500, police said.

Where are my wheels?

Raiders stripped a car of its tires and rims on the corner of Wakeman and Sedgwick places on Nov. 16, police said.

The man told police he returned to his parked black Honda Accord at 8 pm and discovered all four of his tires and rims were gone.

Jewel thief

A thief stole jewelry from a woman’s 76th Street apartment on Nov. 17, said police.

The woman told police she suspects the nogoodnik came in through the unlocked backdoor of her apartment between Fourth and Fifth avenues after she left for work at 9 am. The robber made off with a necklace and a pair of earrings, police said.

Police canvassed the building but with negative results, said officials.

Ransacked apartment

A baddie busted into and raided a man’s apartment on 86th Street on Nov. 17, said police.

The man told police he left his apartment between Third and Fourth avenues at noon to go to class and upon returning found the lock to his front door destroyed, his apartment ransacked, and an iPad missing, officials said.


A bruiser punched a man multiple times in the face while he was eating at a 86th Street restaurant on Nov. 19, said police.

The man told police he was eating in a fast-food chain between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 5:15 am when a stranger approached and punched him in the face. The victim suffered a swollen, black eye, officials said.

— Caroline Spivack

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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