Gunman robs man on Seventh Avenue, takes $7,000

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72nd Precinct

Sunset Park–Windsor Terrace

Sunset stickup

Police arrested a man for allegedly robbing another man at gunpoint on Seventh Avenue on Aug. 10.

The victim told police that he was walking between 61st and 62nd streets with $7,000 in cash in a black plastic bag at 4 p.m., when the suspect pulled a gun on him and nabbed the money.

Police tracked down the suspect and arrested him hours later on felony robbery charges, but did not recover the firearm, cops said.

Apple picking

A thief stole a straphanger’s cellphone at a Fourth Avenue subway station on Aug. 6.

The victim told police that he was aboard the Bay Ridge-bound R train when the pilferer snatched the phone at around 10 a.m., before fleeing the train as it pulled into 25th Street.

Inside out

A burglar stole $121,000 worth of property from a vacant 35th Street warehouse on Aug. 1.

An employee told police that the thief entered the storage facility between Second and Third avenues sometime between 8 a.m. and midnight, before nabbing various electronics and then hightailing it.


A vandal smashed up a parked car on 55th Street sometime between Aug. 10 and 11, causing about $250 worth of damage.

The car owner told police that he left his car between Sixth and Seventh avenues at around 7 p.m., and returned the next morning to find his hood dented and side mirrors cracked.

Cash grab

Cops arrested a man for allegedly robbing another man on Fort Hamilton Parkway on Aug. 11.

The victim waved down a patrolman and told him that the suspect had punched him and stole cash from his wallet near E. Fifth Street at around 6:50 a.m.

The cops tracked down the man shortly after and arrested him on felony robbery charges, according to police reports.

Bad roommate

Police cuffed a man for allegedly assaulting his roommate at their 52nd Street home on Aug. 11.

The victim told police that he began arguing with the suspect in the apartment between Seventh and Eighth avenues at around 1 a.m., when the suspect allegedly threw his cellphone at the victim, before punching him repeatedly.

Police arrived on the scene and charged the suspect with felony assault, according to police reports.

Computer error

A thief stole a laptop that was being delivered to a 60th Street apartment on Aug. 7.

The victim told police that the mail carrier had left the package outside the home between Sixth and Seventh avenues when the pilferer grabbed it and ran off between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.


A looter burglarized a Seventh Avenue apartment on Aug. 7.

The victim told police that the thief entered the home between 40th and 41st streets through an unlocked front door at 4 p.m., before stealing various household items.

— Aidan Graham

Posted 12:00 am, August 14, 2019
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