Would-be robber beats man on Marcy Avenue

90th Precinct



A would-be robber beat up a man on Marcy Avenue on Aug. 1, police said.

The victim was coming off the train around 5:20 am and had just reached the Hewes Street intersection when a guy came up from behind and tried to steal his cellphone from his hands.

The victim resisted and got the phone in his pocket, but the lout did not like that, so he hit him over the head nearly a dozen times with a blunt object, according to police.

Money order mugging

A brute beat up a man and robbed him on Maspeth Avenue on July 25, police said.

The victim was walking through a park near Morgan Avenue around 3 pm when the robber came up and punched him repeatedly in the head and face. The fiend then grabbed his phone, $700, and $3,500 in money orders from his pockets and dashed, law enforcement officials said.

Like them Apples?

A pair of burglars made off with $10,000 worth of laptops from a S. Second Street business on July 30, according to a police report.

They broke into the place between Kent and Wythe avenues around 5 am, police said. They went through a rear fire escape door, scooped up seven Apple MacBook Pro laptops, and fled the way they came in, according to a police report.

Not a-muse-ing

Some crooks robbed a band of its equipment stored in a Ten Eyck Street practice space on July 31, police said.

The band members locked up the space between Morgan Avenue and Bogart Street around 8 pm and returned around 5 pm the next day to find no damage to the door, but all the gear gone. The thieves got away with four pairs of headphones, six microphones, seven guitar pedals, drum equipment, recording equipment, and more, a police report stated.

Cheap stay

A houseguest who booked a few nights at a Maujer Street man’s pad from July 29 to Aug. 1 through Air BnB ripped off his host, according to police.

The victim had only communicated with the guy via text and email and never actually met him, but handed over the keys to his apartment between Leonard Street and Manhattan Avenue for the weekend around 3 pm on the July 29. He stashed a cash box in a kitchen cabinet, but when he came home it and the $1,000 in it were nowhere to be found, police said.

— Dennis Lynch