A man shoved packets of razor blades down his pants in an 86th Street pharmacy on March 1 and fled the scene.
A witness told police that he saw the man slip several Gillette Fusion Razor Blades into his pants in the drugstore between Bay 40th and Bay 41st streets at 3 pm and run toward the exit.
But an employee intercepted the robber and demanded he take the razors out of his pants, authorities said. Instead, the brute pulled out a box-cutter and said, “Please let me go,” according to a police report. The employee had no choice but to let the baddie leave, and the goon fled the store in an unknown direction, officials said.
A lout punched and slashed his roommate on Benson Avenue on Feb. 23.
The victim told police that the pair were in their abode between Bay 28th and Bay 29th streets at 8 pm when the brute punched him in the mouth. He proceeded to pull out a knife and slice the man’s right hand before fleeing the building in an unknown direction, authorities said.
A shyster pretending to be a police officer fleeced a man on Shore Parkway on Feb. 26.
The victim told police that he was walking from a parking lot to his home between Bay 37th and Bay 38th streets at 1:30 am when he noticed a man following him. The hustler told the man he was a police officer, demanded he put his hands against the wall, and not look at him, said police.
The goon proceeded to pat the man down and swiped $70 from his pockets, officials said. The con artist began to walk away when the man turned around and said, “Where’s my money? You’re not a police officer,” at which point the baddie booked it, according to a police report. The man chased after the thief, but lost the lout in Bensonhurst Park, authorities said.
A baddie broke into a shoe store on 18th Avenue on Feb. 19 and fled with cash and shoes, said police.
A witness told police that he saw the prowler smash the lock of the shop between 76th and 77th street at 7 pm and break the storefront window. The robber raided the cash register of $300 and fled with five pairs of boots, authorities said.
— Caroline Spivack
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