Thief knocks man out, takes cash

61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest—
Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Pay day

A brazen thief hit jackpot when he beat and robbed a man on E. Third Street on Oct. 13 — taking $1,200 and a Tag Heuer watch worth $2,100.

The victim told police that he was between Avenue X and Ocean Court at 8:30 pm when the cocky crook grabbed his shirt and socked him in the face, knocking him out cold. When the victim came to, he realized his valuables were missing and walked himself to Coney Island Hospital, cops said.

Evil herb

A 18-year-old man was arrested for robbing a teenage boy on E. 18th Street on Oct. 12, and then charged with marijuana possession after cops arrested him and found seven bags of pot in his pants.

The victim told police that he was near Avenue S at 2:30 pm when the suspect approached him and pointed toward his back pocket.

“I have a gun, give me your cellphone or I’ll shoot you,” the suspect allegedly growled, before taking the victim’s iPhone and fleeing.

Cops arrested him and found a garden’s worth of herb in his pockets, according to police.

Bad debt

Two knife-wielding crooks robbed a flower guy on Ocean Parkway on Oct. 12, taking $1,000.

The victim told police that he was working a flower stand near Avenue S at 5:15 pm when the duo approached him, saying the flower guy’s boss owed the thugs money, before one of them drew a blade.

“Just give it to him, just do it,” the unarmed thief clamored, and the victim handed over the cash.

Luckily poor

Police arrested two boys age 17 and 18 who they say were part of the robbery of a man on Bedford Avenue on Oct. 11.

The victim told police that he was between Avenue P and Quentin Road at 12:10 pm when the suspects and six other crooks attacked him, throwing him to the ground and pinning him to the floor.

Fortunately for the victim, however, his pockets were barren except for lint — a material of little worth — and he was later able to identify the two suspects, according to police.


Two shameless crooks beat and robbed a helpless 18-year-old woman on Avenue Y on Oct. 12, taking her iPhone.

The victim told police that she was near Ocean Avenue at 12:15 am when one of the villains grabbed her from behind, while the other punched her in the face.


An 18-year-old man was arrested for beating a 15-year-old boy inside his school on Avenue X on Oct. 10.

The victim told police that he was inside Sheepshead Bay High School between Batchelder and Coyle streets at 11:52 am when the brutal bully demanded some cash. The victim refused and so the brute began pummeling his face, although no money was taken.

“If you tell anyone, I will stab you and your family, cause I know where you live,” the crook allegedly bellowed, but the victim, who wasn’t stupid, called the cops. When he made the complaint, the victim told police that the suspect had robbed him on three previous occasions, reported police.

Pill poppers

Two pill fiends robbed a man on E. First Street on Oct. 9, taking his cellphone and prescription pills.

The victim told police that he was near Avenue X at 9:20 pm when the crooks jumped him and wrestled him to the ground. After pilfering the victim’s pockets, the jerks snagged his phone, a few dollars, and some Aterol, a drug typically prescribed to treat attention deficit disorder.

Taking candy

Police arrested three boys — ages 15, 16, and 18 — who they say stole a 14-year-old boy’s iPhone on Avenue X on Oct. 11.

The victim told police that he was near Nostrand Avenue at 1:10 pm when the suspects surrounded him and demanded his iPhone, which the young victim duly handed over.

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4514.

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