Trio beats and robs man on Avenue W • Brooklyn Paper

Trio beats and robs man on Avenue W

61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest—
Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

A buck a piece

A trio of goons beat and robbed a man on Avenue W on Jan. 23, police said.

The victim told cops he was near Nostrand Avenue at 7 pm, on his way home, when the miscreants stopped him. They punched him the face, pushed him to the ground, and kicked him in the face, leaving him with cuts and bruises, stated a police report.

After the beating, one ruffian reached into the victim’s pocket and took a measly $3, said cops.

Hungry holdup

Some pistol-packing lowlife robbed a Chinese food delivery guy of his load on Nostrand Avenue on Jan. 19, according to police.

The victim was making a delivery near Avenue V around 10 pm when a man who he thought was a paying customer came to the door to pick up the food.

Instead, the knave whipped out a handgun and told him to hand over the grub, cops allege. In fear of his life, he did, and both walked away without injury, police reported.

What a tool

A box cutter-wielding weasel robbed a Nostrand Avenue store on Jan. 20, police said.

The thief stuffed some tools in his pockets and tried to sneak out of the store near Kings Highway around 5:30 pm, but an employee noticed and confronted him, according to a police report.

That did not go over well with the perp, who backed the employee off with a wave of the box-cutter, and then ran out with his ill-gotten goods.

Five against one

A group of five men overwhelmed a man on Avenue X and stole a wad of cash from him on Jan. 20, according to a police report.

The man was near Nostrand Avenue at 5:30 pm when the quintet surrounded him. They grabbed his bag and threatened to beat him if he did not comply, police said. They took three wallets he had on him, containing a total of $1,200 in cash and a handful of credit cards, police noted.


A seemingly well-informed burglar broke into a Nostrand Avenue fast-food joint through a drive-thru window on Jan. 23 and stole a stash of cash.

It was an easy grab for the thief, who hit the place near Avenue V around 4:15 pm — both the drive-thru window and the safe holding $3,200 were unlocked at the time, police said. He went right for the safe, took the loot, and dashed, police reported.

— Dennis Lynch

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