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Police Beat: 68th Precinct and 72nd Precinct

68 Precinct

In the 68th Precinct, which covers the neighborhoods of BayRidge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton, one robbery, one burglaryand three grand larcenies were reported between July 2 and 15.

ROBBERY REVENGE

A 6’3 black man stopped a 15-year-old man at 11th Avenue and 65thStreet on July 13 at 5 p.m., telling him that someone took hissister’s phone and threatening him, saying, I’m gonna get thephone back, either your way or my way. I already pulled a gun onsomeone else.

The man then pretended to hold a firearm at the front of his pants,but he did not have a weapon in his possession. When the young mangave up his cell phone, the man fled, heading for 11th Avenue.

FRAUDULENT CHECKS

Someone fabricated and cashed five fraudulent checks – an amounttotaling $20,300 – in the name of a 24-year-old woman residing atColonial Road and 80th Street.

ATM ACCESS

A 28-year-old man told police that he left his ATM card on amachine located at HSBC Bank at Third Avenue and 92nd Street.Around 11:30 p.m. on July 2, someone used the man’s card, enteredthe correct PIN number, and withdrew $400 from his account.

TOOLS TAKEN

A 55-year-old man noticed $1,200 worth of tools – including ahammer, a grinder and saws – missing from the closet in his home on85th Street between Ridge Boulevard and Third Avenue, which wasunder construction.

The man searched footage on his home’s security camera to find thata man entered his yard from a neighbor’s yard and removed one ofthe security cameras on April 15 at approximately 9 p.m. It isunclear whether he actually entered the man’s home.

CAR ROBBERY

A 32-year-old man left his 2008 Nissan Altima unlocked overnight at65th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, where, around 10:30p.m., someone entered the car and took $400 in cash, a BlackberryCurve, a wallet containing $20, a green card, a debit card and aNew York State ID.

72 Precinct

In the 72nd Precinct, which covers the neighborhoods of SunsetPark and Windsor Terrace, one grand larceny, one assault, oneincident of leave-scene property damage and three incidents ofcriminal mischief were reported between July 5 and July 12.

PURSE SNATCH

A 25-year-old woman was walking on Sixth Avenue at 49th Street at1:15 a.m. on July 8 when a man came up behind her and grabbed herpurse. The police apprehended the man – in possession of thewoman’s cell phone – a block away from the scene, where he resistedarrest by flailing his arms.

TIRED OUT

A 32-year-old man parked his 2005 Dodge at Third Avenue between24th and 25th Streets on July 5 at 9 p.m., and when he returned tohis car, the rear passenger side tire was missing.

WINDOW WRECK

A 31-year-old man parked his 2011 Toyota Camry at 50th Streetbetween Sixth and Seventh Avenues on July 7, and returned at 7 p.m.to find the rear driver’s side window damaged.

SLASHED TIRES

A 26-year-old woman returned to her 2009 Acura MDX parked at thenortheast corner of Sixth Avenue and 59th Street at 11 p.m. on July8 to find that all four of her car’s tires were slashed.

HIT-AND-RUN

A 54-year-old man told police that an unknown person hit his parked1997 Nissan Sedan at Second Avenue and 57th Street on July 12 at 10a.m.

INSULT TO INJURY

A July 12 dispute between two 49th Street neighbors – 56 and 55years old – went wrong when the 55-year-old urinated on the other’sproperty, and then hit him with a broken broom handle, causing alaceration, bleeding and pain to his right arm.

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