Trio attacks, robs man on 72nd Street, cops say

68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Drink and dive

Three goons lobbed a beer bottle at a Guatemalan man on 72nd Street on Dec. 2 — and then beat and robbed him.

The victim told cops he was riding his bicycle between Fifth and Sixth avenues at 4 am when the cask hit the back of his skull, knocking him to the ground. The terrible trio then kicked and punched him before swiping his backpack — with his clothing, passport, and $800 in cash inside.

Carport crash

Bandits made off with hundreds in metal and tools from a 10th Avenue garage on Nov. 28, according to cops.

The victim reported that he left his home between 62nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway at 1 pm and returned four and a half hours later to find a thief had cut the lock on his garage door and taken his scrap and equipment.

Liar, liar

A crook posing as a water department employee and two accomplices ripped off a senior citizen living on Marine Avenue on Nov. 8, police say.

The 89-year-old victim said the fraudster approached her outside her home between Narrows Avenue and Colonial Road at 2 pm and introduced himself as “Bob,” and told her he had to check her hot water heater.

The lady let the con artist in and stayed with him for 20 minutes in her basement. When the scammer left, the woman went upstairs to find thousands of dollars worth of her jewelry missing. A neighbor told police that he witnessed two men leaving the front door of the victim’s home at 2:18 pm.

Bad call

A robber stole a woman’s cellphone on 74th Street on Nov. 28, cops say.

The victim said she was between 10th and 11th avenues and talking on her mobile at 6 pm when the lowlife came up behind her, grabbed the gadget out of her hand, and ran.

Grand theft auto

An outlaw took a woman’s purse from her vehicle on 64th Street on Nov. 28, cops report.

The victim told police she parked her car near Seventh Avenue at 8:30 pm and returned to it 20 minutes later to see that someone had broken in and taken her pocketbook — along with the checkbook, driver’s license, credit cards, keys, and $150 that was inside.


A miscreant grabbed a man’s iPod and credit cards off his desk at a Fourth Avenue medical center on Nov. 26, according to police.

The victim said he left his workspace at the facility between 99th and 100th streets at 5:30 pm and came back shortly afterward to see his stuff gone.

Phone home

A fiend yanked an iPhone from a woman on Senator Street on Nov. 27, say cops.

The victim told the 68th Precinct she had her device out while on her way to her apartment between Third and Fourth avenues at 9:10 pm, when the villain ran up from behind and grabbed the gadget. The ne’er-do-well then jumped into a nearby vehicle and sped off.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507.