Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate
Three ogres beat a man in an attempted robbery inside a W. 23rd Street apartment building on Jan. 24.
The victim told police he entered an elevator inside the building between Mermaid and Surf avenues at 4:20 pm and the weasels followed him in. The bandits rode with him up to the 13th floor, when they stopped the elevator, and launched their attack as the doors opened, cops said.
The brutes opened with a bodily blow to the face, which sent the victim sprawling to the floor, and the trio proceeded to stomp on him as he lay prostrate, according to police.
After roughing the man up a bit, the villains demanded his cash, but the victim refused and started screaming bloody murder in a call for help, which was enough to frighten the ruffians and send them running, cops said.
Two knife-wielding wackos ambushed a man in a stab-happy attack on Ocean Avenue on Jan. 28.
The victim told police he was by Ocean Parkway with his girlfriend on their way to the bus at 9 pm when some scoundrels threw a jacket over his head and started stabbing. Miraculously, the man was able to fight off his attackers, and it was only after they fled he even realized his back, chest, and face were covered in knife wounds, cops said.
Despite the brutal attack, the man was still well enough to walk himself over to Coney Island Hospital, according to police.
A thief ransacked a woman’s 28th Avenue apartment on Jan. 27, taking electronics.
The victim told police that she returned to her home between Bath and Harway avenues at 9 am when she found her front door was locked from the inside by a chain.
Once she was able to finally regain access, the woman found the place in shambles and a number of valuable electronic items missing, according to police. Additionally, a kitchen window she’d left closed was ajar, cops said.
A carjacker rode off with a woman’s 1999 Honda CRV she’d parked along W. Third Street on Jan. 31.
The victim told police she left her car near W. Brighton Avenue at 2 am, and returned later to find an empty spot where her ride had been.
Cops busted a 27-year-old man who they say stole a woman’s 2011 Mercedes Benz she’d left on W. 33rd Street on Jan. 27, taking the car as recompense for a debt she owed.
The victim told police that she parked her luxury German sedan near Neptune Avenue at 2 am, and returned later to find it stolen.
She was later contacted by the suspect, who claimed he’d be holding onto the car until she paid the money she owed him, according to police.
A crook nabbed a cellphone off a 77-year-old man on W. 21st Street on Jan. 31.
The victim told police he was near Surf Avenue on his way to the Boardwalk at 9 am when he first spotted the nefarious character.
The bandit was on his bike, at which point he dropped the two-wheeler, ran over the old man, and grabbed the phone from his breast pocket, before scrambling back onto his bike and fleeing, cops said.
— Colin Mixson