Fill ’er up
At least two Bay Ridge gas stations were held up at gunpoint this week.
In the first incident on Aug. 10, two toughs armed with a silver revolver stuck up the Exxon station at Fourth Avenue and Senator Street at around 2:45 am.
The clerk told cops that he was fixing the donut rack in the store when one member of the dastardly duo pulled the pistol and said, “Open the drawer.” The unknown bandits fled with $100.
Four days later, a gun-toting gangster robbed the 92nd Street Sunoco station at 3 am.
In this case, the perp was pretending to purchase anti-freeze at the station, which is between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Gatling Place, when he pulled a black semi-automatic pistol, stuck it in the clerk’s gut and said, “Give me the money.”
Not satisfied with the $1,100 in the cash register, the bad guy also stole 15 packs of Newports.
Unwisely, he also left his driver’s license at the scene, making him somewhat easy to catch.
Thieves hit two apartment houses last week:
First, on Aug. 11, a burglar sneaked into a 68th Street apartment by removing the air-conditioning unit to steal property while the tenants in the apartment, which is between Fourth and Fifth avenues, were on vacation in Egypt. A house-sitter said the apartment was vacant between 11 am and 4 pm. Police did not release a list of what was taken.
The next day, a thief broke into the storage area of a Tenth Avenue building and snatched cash and jewelry. A tenant reported that his ring, watch, personal papers and $2,100 went missing sometime between 8 am and 2 pm from the building, which is between 62nd and 63rd streets.
A criminal broke the rear passenger-side window of a 2004 Lexus parked on Fort Hamilton Parkway between 63rd and 64th streets and made off with the entire front console overnight on Aug. 11.
The owner of the luxury SUV said that he parked his ride at 8 pm and returned 12 hours later to find both his airbags, the radio, navigation system, radar detector and control panel all stolen.
A thief broke a car window and made off with a woman’s pocketbook while she shopped at the Foodtown at Third Avenue and 91st Street on Aug. 13.
The victim had left her purse under the seat and left her car parked in the rear lot at 10:35 am. When she returned 10 minutes later, her window was shattered and the pocketbook, which contained her cellphone, wallet and $150, was gone.