A vicious crook ambushed a man from behind, fractured his jaw, and stole his cellphone on Avenue O on May 21.
The victim told police that he was near W. Eighth Street shortly after 10 pm when the creep came up behind him and punched him in the face. The thief then scooped up the victim’s phone, which had fallen to the ground during the attack.
A brazen thief stole a 76-year-old man’s safe through his W. 11th Street apartment’s front door early on May 21 — making off with $11,200 and jewelry that was inside the safe.
The crook broke into the victim’s residence between Avenues O and P through the kitchen window sometime after 5:45 am, and fled through the front door with the victim’s safe, the police report stated.
A rifle-toting thug robbed a cabbie on Bay 22nd Street on May 28 — taking $540 and the driver’s cellphone.
The victim told police that he was near Cropsey Avenue at around midnight when the goon let himself into the cab and leveled a rifle at the chauffeur, taking the cash and phone.
A knife-wielding goon robbed a Bath Avenue bodega on May 24, taking $200.
The victim told police that he was inside the store between 21st Avenue and Bay 28th Street shortly after 4:20 pm when the thief strolled through the door and put a large hunting knife to his neck.
“Give me the f—— money,” the goon barked, before taking the cash and fleeing.
Green card crook
Someone robbed a 15th Avenue apartment on May 21, taking jewelry and personal documents, including the victim’s green card.
The crook entered the victim’s residence between 83rd and 84th streets through the front door at around 2:20 pm, ransacked the place and took the valuables before fleeing in a white, four-door Toyota camry, driven by another man, the police report stated.
A gun-wielding crook robbed a man on Bay 40th Street on May 24 — taking his $400, credit cards, and wallet.
The victim told police that he was near Benson Avenue shortly after midnight when the crook pulled up beside him in a car and drew his gun.
“Give me your money,” the thief demanded, before taking the money and the man’s other valuables.
A thief stole $1,500 from a 68th Street apartment on May 21.
The intruder entered the victim’s residence between 17th and 18th avenues sometime after 7:30 am, taking the cash off of the dresser in the bedroom.
— Colin Mixson