Lout smashed bottle over man’s head

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72nd Precinct

Sunset Park–Windsor Terrace

Bottled-up anger

A lout hit a man in the head with a bottle on Fifth Avenue on Aug. 11.

The assault occurred at 39th Street just after 11:30 pm, and emergency medical personnel transported the man to Lutheran Medical Center for treatment, according to the report.

Piped up

A punk broke into a Fourth Avenue apartment sometime between July 27 and Aug. 6 and stole a copper pipe, the homeowner reported to police on Aug. 6.

The break-in occurred at the home between 16th Street and Prospect Avenue between noon on July 27 and 4 pm on Aug. 6, according to the report, which added that the perp broke in through the rear window and fled in an unknown direction.

Window of opportunity

A thief stole a window guard and scrap metal from a 49th Street construction site sometime overnight on Aug. 5, a man reported on Aug. 6.

The theft occurred from the site between Fifth and Sixth avenues at some point between 7 pm on Aug. 5 and 5 am the next day. The man told police the thief broke into the site through a window and broke the lock on a side door.

Phony bill

A lout swindled a woman out of $2,200 when they called her at her 36th Street home on Aug. 6 and told her she owed money to the Internal Revenue Service.

The incident occurred at the home between Second and Third avenues between 11:30 am and 3:30 pm, and the woman followed the caller’s orders to buy gift cards and pass on the cash over the phone by relaying information from the cards, according to the report.

Didn’t check out

A crook reproduced nine checks worth more than $14,000 from a 52nd Street business on Aug. 8.

The criminal swindled the money from the business between Second and Third avenues at some point between 8 am and 4 pm, according to the report.


A crook stole $100 and then another $400 from a man’s bank account after stealing a bag containing his debit card from his car parked on 38th Street on Aug. 10.

The incident occurred at Fourth Avenue just before midnight, when the victim stopped his car and got out to read a parking sign and the thief grabbed the bag from the unlocked car, according to the report.

Fake goods, real arrest

Police arrested a man who allegedly tried to sell counterfeit items on Fifth Avenue on Aug. 12.

The man allegedly tried to sell the goods at 53rd Street just after 4 pm, according to the report.

Couldn’t cough up the cash

Police arrested a pair of men who they say punched and struck another man — causing pain and injuries — in a 39th Street home during a fight over rent on Aug. 12.

The alleged assault occurred in the home at Sixth Avenue just before 9 pm, when one of the men allegedly punched the man and struck him with a clipboard, and the other also allegedly punched him.

— Julianne McShane

Posted 12:00 am, August 15, 2018
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