Would-be robber chickens out • Brooklyn Paper

Would-be robber chickens out

68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights


A thug with a gun tried to hold up a nail salon on 64th Street on Dec. 30 — then chickened out and scrammed empty-handed, police reported.

Store workers told cops the would-be-stick-up man barged into the parlor near 11th Avenue at 3:10 pm with his weapon drawn.

“Do you want me to shoot someone?” he purportedly demanded.

But before he could get any cash, the lowlife turned tail and ran, cops said.

Doubled down

A pair of punks mugged a man on 70th Street on Jan. 2, according to cops.

The victim said he was walking home near Colonial Road at 11:30 pm when one perp came up behind him and the other approached from the front.

“Give me what you got, run your pockets,” the goon facing him supposedly said.

The victim surrendered his phone and $20 in cash and the terrible twosome took off on foot, police said.

Order’s up

Police picked up two men on New Year’s Day who they claim were behind an eight-day food-runner robbery spree.

The pair attempted to hold up a Chinese-food delivery guy at the corner of 86th Street and Gelston Avenue on Dec. 30, cops said. The chop suey carrier reported that he showed up with food at 8 pm and found one of the defendants waiting for him. The suspect told the courier to go into the basement, where he claimed his mother had money for the meal, cops said. But the delivery man looked down the steps and saw a goon standing at the bottom with a gun — so he took off on his bicycle, police reported.

Authorities allege the pair was more successful on Jan. 1 — though the crime let police finally nab them. The duo stopped another delivery man at gunpoint at the corner of 92nd Street and Seventh Avenue at 3:51 pm and took an unspecified amount of cash, cops said. When police canvassed the area shortly afterward, they arrested the pair.

Authorities have also charged the duo with three armed muggings of meal couriers at the corner of 88th Street and Seventh Avenue between Dec. 24 and Dec. 28.

Smoked out

Two burglars raided a Fifth Avenue deli and made off with thousands in tobacco products and cash in the early hours of Dec. 29, police stated.

Store employees reported locking up the shop at the corner of 73rd Street at 2 am. When they came back four and a half hours later, they discovered the front door bolt broken and $1,800 in cigars and cigarettes — plus $300 in cash — missing, cops said.

— Will Bredderman

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

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