Police Beat: 68 and 72 Precinct


In the 68th Precinct, which covers Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights andFort Hamilton, five grand larcenies were reported between August 30and September 5, indicating a decrease in robberies and assaultssince last week’s reports.


A 41-year-old female was surprised to find her 2006 Hondaunlocked with her checkbook and GPS lying on the passenger seat onAugust 30. The thief allegedly found her wallet in the glovecompartment and emptied it of cash and credit cards. Her driver’slicense was also stolen, but the car showed no sign of forcedentry.


A 16-year-old girl had her wrist purse stolen after putting itdown to try on clothing in a shop on August 30. The stolen pursecontained $60 cash, an American Express card and a New York StateID. When she called her credit card company to report the theft,they informed her that her card had been used without herpermission.


A rash of tire and rim thefts took place between August 31 andSeptember 2.

On August 31, a 73-year-old woman parked her son’s Honda on 70thStreet between 11th and 12th Avenues. Just after midnight, shereturned to find all four wheels removed from the vehicle. The rimsand tires are worth a combined $1,100.

Less than two hours later it happened again, this time on 71stStreet between 10th and 11th Avenues. Four custom rims on the38-year-old victim’s 2008 Infiniti sedan — worth $2,400 — werestolen, along with four tires worth an estimated $1,200.

Two day later, a 68-year-old man had the tires and rims stolen fromhis car while it was parked in his driveway on 84th Street. Thetires and rims from his 2010 Lexus were worth approximately$2,000.


Between Friday, August 26, and Monday, September 29, there were tworeports of harassment, one report of assault and two reports ofpetit larceny in the 72nd Precinct, which covers Sunset Park,Greenwood Heights and Windsor Terrace.

There was also a report of sexual assault at Prospect and SixthAvenues, believed by police to be the work of a serial assaulterand rapist who has struck five times in the last six months.


Police are searching for an Asian male with a Mandarin accent forallegedly threatening to stab a 31-year-old storeowner at her FifthAvenue shop shortly after midnight on Monday, August 29.

The victim, who works at Casa China Restaurant at Fifth Avenue and46th Street, said that the suspect claimed to be upset over anearlier transaction with another employee, but she is afraidbecause she knows the suspect, who is described as a 5’5, 170pound man with brown eyes and short black hair, wearing a blackbaseball cap.

Two days earlier, in an unrelated incident, a six-foot-tall,200-pound black male is alleged to have entered a liquor store onFourth Avenue, screamed at the clerk and spit in her face, saidpolice.

The incidence of harassment occurred at Sunset Liquor and Wine at5812 Fourth Avenue at around 7:10 p.m. on Saturday, August 27. Thesuspect is said to have brown eyes and short black hair.


A black Honda Ruckus scooter was stolen from outside a house onSeventh Avenue near 51st Street early Friday morning, August 26,police said.


A 27-year-old Asian man who recently moved to Brooklyn from Chicagoawoke to find that someone had taken his wallet from inside hisbedroom, removed the driver’s license, $300 in cash and his SocialSecurity card, and tossed the rest of the contents outside near theback door, police said.

The victim believes the thief was one of the several housemates wholive in his building – on 47th Street between Seventh and EighthAvenues — since there was no sign of forced entry and no locks onany doors within the house. The victim had moved in two weeksago.


Police arrested a 25-year-old man for allegedly punching a38-year-old man in the face after a verbal dispute inside a 56thStreet apartment at around 8:25 p.m. on Sunday, August 28. Thevictim was taken to Lutheran Medical Center with cuts and bleedingto his right eyelid.

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