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61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Masked marauders

Three armed brutes donning ski masks and gloves pushed their way into an Avenue W home on the night of Feb. 15, stealing money, a smartphone, watch, and keys.

The victim told police someone knocked on the door of his house near Nostrand Avenue at about 8:40 pm asking for his older brother, but when he let the stranger in, two more men wearing masks forced their way inside.

Two of the bandits pulled out handguns, pushed the victim, and ransacked the house for $30, a Cricket HTC Desire 520 smartphone, a Raymond and Charles Watch, the victim’s house keys, and keys to his 1999 Toyota Avalon, according to a police report.

The victim told police the three robbers then ran out of the house around 9:40 pm.

Tool thief

A burglar stole tools from a Knapp Street construction site sometime overnight on Feb. 15.

An employee told police he left the site near Voorhies Avenue at 3:30 pm with the door locked, and returned at the next day 8:30 am to find it was unlocked. He also noticed a toolbox’s lock had been broken.

The guy told police the bandit stole a devalt hammer drill, a ramset nail gun, a pipe bender — one half size and one three quarters size — a box wire, and a greenlee electrical tester.

Technology snatcher

A bandit removed a laptop and cellphone from a guy’s home on E. Second Street on the night of Feb. 21.

The victim told police the burglar entered his house near Avenue T through the back door at some point between 12:30 and 6:30 am, and took his MacBook Pro and Samsung Galaxy S6.

Police reported that the thief also went into the man’s car, but he could note tell if anything was taken. The victim also told police he may have left his rear car door unlocked and there was no forcible entry.

— Julianne Cuba

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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