Police Beat: Blotter for the 68th and 72nd Precincts

68th Precinct

Between Tuesday, May 13 and Friday, May 16, the 68th Precinct received reports of three burglaries and two grand larcenies. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.


A local resident left her home near 66th Street at 14th Avenue around 10 a.m. on Friday, May 16. When she returned around 2:30 p.m., she discovered that an unknown perp had entered her house without permission and made off with an iPad, an iPad Mini, an iPad Classic and an iPod Touch – the total valued at $1,480.


An unknown perp allegedly broke through the rear door of a residence near 11th Avenue and 76th Street on Friday, May 16. Cops say the perp broke open the back door and allegedly stole $22,000 in jewelry and cash. A witness told cops that they saw a young, unknown male exiting the rear door and fleeing the scene.


A local resident who uses a rental garage space to store tools returned to his unit around 9:55 a.m. on Wednesday, May 14 to discover the garage door closed but not locked. Upon entering the rental space, he found that an unknown perp had allegedly removed $8,000 in missing tools.

Upon investigation, the victim noticed a receipt for a locksmith on the floor of the garage. The locksmith allegedly told the victim that he received a call for assistance and opened the door for the unknown perp.


On Tuesday, May 13, sometime between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., a resident living near 68th Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway allegedly received a phone call from an unknown male claiming to be with the New York State Banking Commission. Cops say the perp told the victim to withdraw $25,000 from her Chase bank account. The perp then allegedly told the victim that he would send someone to her residence to collect the money.

At approximately 5 p.m., cops say that an unknown male came to the victim’s residence displaying a silver shield. The victim then handed the man $25,000.


A Ridgeite parked his 2014 Honda Accord near 86th Street and Colonial Road on Tuesday, May 13 around 11:15 p.m. Cops say that around 12:45 p.m. the next day, the driver returned to his car to find that all four tires and rims – valued at $4,000 – had been stolen.

72nd Precinct

Between Monday, May 12 and Friday, May 16, the 72nd Precinct received reports of three incidents of petit larceny, one of leaving the scene of an accident, and one assault. The 72nd Precinct serves Sunset Park, South Park Slope, Greenwood Heights and Windsor Terrace.


Police arrested a 41-year-old man for allegedly stealing an Arizona iced tea and yogurt milk from a store at 5824 Fifth Avenue at around 5:20 a.m. on Monday, May 12. The suspect also allegedly attempted to punch the store clerk, but missed.


A 36-year-old Asian woman was arrested for allegedly the punching her 32-year-old roommate in the face during an argument about their living situation inside an apartment at 674 51st Street at around 3:15 p.m. on Monday, May 12, police said.


A security camera was stolen out of a cab parked in front of a building on Third Avenue near 56th Street, said police, who received the report from the 51-year-old driver on Monday, May 12. The cab’s back passenger window had been smashed in to gain access to the stolen equipment, valued at $915.


Police are searching for the person who reportedly stole a package of clothes from the Gap worth about $200 that had been left at the front door of a 51st Street home between Fifth and Sixth Avenues shortly before noon on Tuesday, May 13.

A witness called cops reporting that she had seen someone snatch the package between noon and 12:30 p.m.

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