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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Bogus investigation

A crook swindled a W. 13th Street man out of $3,000 on Feb. 14 by impersonating a Social Security investigator and demanding he send money in gift cards in order to complete his so-called investigation.

The criminal called the man demanding the money at around 3 pm, according to the man, who lives between Avenue T and 86th Street.

Long-ago crime

A crook charged $3,800 to a 66th Street man’s credit card at some point after Oct. 8 of last year, the man reported to police on Feb. 11.

The man — who lives between 21st Avenue and Bay Parkway — told police the theft occurred at some point after noon on the October day, and added that he had his card the entire time.

Stay at school

A lout threatened a boy with a pocketknife and stole his cellphone on 25th Avenue on Feb. 11.

The incident occurred at 86th Street just after 2:30 pm, when the man approached the boy as he was walking home from school and flashed a pocketknife at him before grabbing his phone and demanding he hand over everything else he had in his pockets, police said. The lout then fled on 86th Street towards Bay 40th Street, according to the report.

Weird withdrawal

A crook stole more than $5,600 from an 81st Street woman by making withdrawals from her bank account on Feb. 8, the woman told police four days later.

The incident occurred around 2:30 pm, when the woman — who lives between 16th and 17th avenues — received a notification on her phone informing her that there were two unauthorized withdrawals from her checking account, police said.

Phone a friend

A lout used an 84th Street man’s personal information to open up a cellphone account at a New Jersey store and make purchases on his credit card at some point after Jan. 31, the man told police on Feb. 12.

The incident occurred at some point after noon on Jan. 31, according to the man, who lives between 19th and 20th avenues and told police that he had his credit card the entire time.

Cash grab

A baddie stole a woman’s wallet with $100 inside at the 25th Avenue subway station on Feb. 12.

The theft occurred at the station at 86th Street at around 8 am, when the sneak stole the wallet after the woman dropped it on the ground, according to the report.

Got away too fast

A pair of punks stole four Apple iPhones from an 86th Street store on Feb. 12.

The robbery occurred at the store between 21st Avenue and Bay 28th Street at around 12:30 pm, according to the report, which added that the crooks fled on foot in an unknown direction.

Phony phoner

A liar swindled a Bay 37th Street woman out of $2,600 on Feb. 12 by pretending to be an FBI agent and threatening to freeze her Social Security number if she did not send him the cash in the form of gift cards, the woman reported to police the next day.

The incident occurred just before 3 pm, when the caller demanded the woman — who lives between Benson and Bath avenues — go to an Apple Store on Flatbush Avenue and Ashland Place to buy the gift cards, according to the report.

Signed, sealed, cashed

A swindler stole more than $8,500 from a W. First Street resident by stealing, altering, and cashing a check that she mailed at some point after Jan. 5, the woman reported to police on Feb. 13.

The incident occurred after noon on Jan. 5, when the woman — who lives at 65th Street — mailed the check that she had written for $866, according to the report.

Cured for life

A thief stole cold medicine from an 18th Avenue store on Feb. 13, police said.

The incident occurred at the store between 65th and 66th streets at around 2 pm, according to the report, which added that the woman fled in a blue BMW.

No love

A punk stole a woman’s cellphone on a Manhattan-bound N train at the Bay Parkway stop on Feb. 14.

The incident occurred at the station at W. Seventh Street at 3 pm, according to the report, which added that the perp fled on foot in an unknown direction following the theft.

Window of opportunity

A brute smashed the windows of a man’s car parked on Cropsey Avenue on Feb. 14 and stole construction tools from inside.

The break-in and burglary occurred at 9 pm at Bay 14th Street, according to the report.

Break-in

A lout broke into a 64th Street home on Feb. 15 and stole jewelry and pharmaceuticals.

The incident occurred at the home between Dahill Road and 24th Avenue around 11 pm, police said.

No trace

A baddie stole a man’s red 2003 Ford parked on Bay 16th Street at some point between Feb. 14 and 15.

The man told police he parked his vehicle near Bath Avenue at 3 pm on Valentine’s Day, and returned at noon the next day to find his ride missing, according to the report.

Cashed out

A criminal used a W. Third Street woman’s credit card information to make more than $2,400 worth of purchases at some point after Jan. 23, the woman reported to police on Feb. 17.

The woman — who lives between Quentin Road and Kings Highway — told police the thief used her information to make three different purchases.

— Julianne McShane

Posted 12:00 am, February 20, 2019
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