Thief cuts through a construction site fence, pulls off a weekend heist • Brooklyn Paper

Thief cuts through a construction site fence, pulls off a weekend heist

61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest—
Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Construction heist

A punk robbed a construction site on Kings Highway over the weekend of Dec. 15.

The thief broke into the construction site near the corner of E. 16th Street between Dec. 15 and 18 and took lasers, batteries and drills from locked boxes. There were no cameras in the area, but a metal cutter was left behind. The total value of the stolen equipment is estimated at $10,000, according to a police report.

Break and flee

A no-goodnik tried to break into a home on E. Fifth Street Dec. 19.

The would-be thief was trying to enter the home near the intersection of Avenue W at 6:15 pm when the homeowner saw the intruder, who then fled towards Gravesend Neck Road. The female victim said nothing was taken, according to a police report.


A thief broke into a man’s home on Bragg Street Dec. 19.

Between 2:30 pm and 8 pm, the intruder broke into the house near Avenue U and ransacked it. The victim says he is unsure what was stolen, according to a police report.


Three punks violently robbed a man on East 2nd Street Dec. 20.

At 12:55 am, the 41-year-old male victim was walking near Avenue S when three men in masks surrounded him and pulled a small gun on him. The men then pushed him to the ground, took his wallet out of his pants, and fled on Avenue S towards McDonald Avenue in a silver SUV. The wallet had cash, a credit card, a debit card, and a driver’s license in it, according to a police report.

Hit and steal

A good-for-nothing punched an elderly man in the face and robbed him on Emmons Avenue Dec. 2.

At 3:20 am, the 76-year-old victim was walking when a woman punched him in the face and robbed him of $50, police said. The man suffered a bloody nose, and went to the hospital, while the woman fled on Emmons Avenue towards E. 16th Street, according to the police report.

Tough trio

Three punks robbed a man on Avenue X Dec. 19.

The thieves approached the victim near W. 3rd Street at 12:58 am. One grabbed the man while another pulled a knife and the third took cash and an iPhone from the victim. The trio of goniffs then fled in a car towards Kings Highway. The victim remembered part of the car’s license plate, and a police investigation is continuing.

—Adam Lucente

Reach reporter Adam Lucente at alucente@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @Adam_Lucente.

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