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72nd Precinct

Sunset Park–Windsor Terrace

Over-the-counter crime

A bandit raided a Fifth Avenue drug store on Aug. 10.

A store employee told police that the marauder entered the store near 53rd Street and grabbed $1,933 worth of over-the-counter medicine, before fleeing at around 7:20 p.m.

Scratch off

A brute assaulted a woman on Fifth Avenue on Aug. 16.

The victim told police that she began arguing with the goon near the intersection of 54th Street, when the bruiser grabbed her by the hair and scratched her neck with her nails at around 13:30 p.m.

The ruffian also smacked the victim’s phone out of her hand, causing the screen to crack, before fleeing the scene, cops said.

Dumb drunk

Cops cuffed a man for allegedly driving drunk along the Gowanus Expressway on Aug. 13.

A patrolling officer pulled the man over near 60th Street for allegedly failing to properly signal while he was swerving through traffic at around 2:40 a.m., when the officer noticed the man slurring his words.

The patrolman arrested the man on felony charges for driving while intoxicated, according to police.

Cold cocked

Police arrested a man for allegedly brutally robbing another man on Fifth Avenue on Aug. 13.

The victim told police the suspect waltzed up and punched him in the face near 60th Street at around 4:30 p.m., and the robber grabbed his backpack after the victim hit the floor.

Police caught up with the man later that evening and arrested him on felony robbery charges, according to police.

Tool time

Cops arrested a man for allegedly burglarizing a vacant 39th Street hardware store on Aug. 12.

A manager told police that the suspect broke a chain-link fence in the front of the store near First Avenue between midnight and 8 a.m., before stealing $1,695 worth of construction tools.

Cops caught up with the suspect the following day and arrested him on felony burglary charges, according to police.

Have a beer!

Cops arrested a suspect for allegedly threatening a man with a beer bottle at an apartment on Fourth Avenue Aug. 13.

The victim told police that he began arguing with the suspect in his apartment between 54th and 55th streets, when the suspect allegedly picked up a glass bottle and threatened to kill the victim — who fled his own apartment out of fear for his safety.

Police arrested the man later than evening on misdemeanor menacing charges, cops said.

Open for crime

A lawbreaker looted a vacant Fourth Avenue convenience store on Aug. 12.

Surveillance video shows the scoundrel entered the store near 63rd Street at around 1:45 a.m., before grabbing $34 worth of stuff and making off, cops said.

— Aidan Graham

Posted 12:00 am, August 21, 2019
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