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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Bodega slasher

An armed robber injured two people during a fight at a Mermaid Avenue bodega on Dec. 25.

The lout walked into the store near W. 32nd Street at 4:30 pm, brandished a knife, and threatened the employees before two witnesses fought him off, according to police.

One of the two was hit in the face and the other was hit in his right eye and sustained a cut on his left hand before the robber fled-empty handed towards Neptune Avenue, according to cops.

MacBook Crook

A man stole a laptop from an office on Coney Island Avenue on Dec. 25.

The bandit got into the office between Neptune Avenue and Brighton Eight Court at 5 pm through an unlocked door, took the Apple MacBook, and fled, according to police.

Package pirate

A robber stole a man’s package delivered to his W. Fifth Street home on Dec. 9.

The victim told cops that he received notice the courier company had delivered his package to his home between W. Brighton and Neptune avenues at 11 am, but when he went to retrieve it, found that someone had swiped the parcel containing an expensive watch and jacket.

Wallet snatcher

A sneak swiped a woman’s wallet at a Surf Avenue bar on Dec. 26.

The victim told police she put her wallet on the counter while ordering food at the watering hole near W. 16th Street at 11:30 pm, and then left. On her way back to her car, she realized her mistake and went back, but her wallet was no longer at the counter, she told cops.

She requested to see video footage but the employee told her she would have to come back two days later to request it from the bar’s general manager, cops said.

— Kevin Duggan

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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