Police Beat: Blotters for the 62 and 68 Precincts

68th Precinct

Between Friday, July 25 and Friday, August 1, the 68th Precinct received reports of three burglaries, one robbery and one grand larceny. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.


A 65-year-old Asian woman left her home near 76th and 14th Avenue on Wednesday, July 30 around 8:30 a.m. When she returned around 2:15 p.m. she found that her front door was unlocked and $3,000 was missing.

The day before, on July 29, a 32-year-old man living near 13th Avenue and 70th Street left for work at around 8:30 a.m. When he returned at 6:30 p.m. he found that his front door was open and the bottom door lock was missing—soon discovered on the floor inside alongside his TV. His bedroom was ransacked and one pair of yellow hoop earrings, one pendant cross and one white metal chain were missing. The total value of property stolen was $580.

On Friday, August 1 a 38-year-old female living near 66th Street and Ridge Boulevard left for work around 7:40 a.m. When she returned around 6:20 p.m. she found that her front door was unlocked and that her kitchen window air conditioner unit was pushed out and placed on the floor. An unknown perp allegedly entered and stole over $3,000 worth of electronics and jewelry.


A 25-year-old woman was walking her dog near the corner of 10th Avenue and 65th Street on Tuesday, July 29 around 10:20 p.m. when a stranger approached and allegedly snatched her iPhone 5S from her hand. According to cops, the suspect was wearing a black baseball hat and blue jeans, and fled on a bicycle in an unknown direction.

Four days earlier, on Friday, July 25, a 31-year-old woman was walking home near the corner of 62nd Street and Eighth Avenue around 11:50 p.m. when an unknown suspect allegedly ran past her and grabbed her cell phone – a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – from her hand.

62nd Precinct

Between Tuesday, July 29 and Monday, August 4, the 62nd Precinct received reports of one burglary, three robberies, one felony assault, 10 grand larcenies, and one auto theft. The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend.


Police are searching for a black male in his mid-30s who reportedly stole $2,000 in cash from a convenience store at Bath Avenue and Bay 19th Street at around 9:20 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30. The suspect allegedly held an employee at gunpoint with a black firearm, punching him in the face and demanding money, which the employee handed over in a brown paper bag.


A 38-year-old Hispanic man told police that he was followed, beaten and robbed by three white men who followed him from 70th Street to 61st Street and then to the outside of the 66th Precinct stationhouse at 59th Street at, at around 2:30 a.m. on July 30, said police. The victim told cops he was jumped from behind and punched in the left eye behind a house at 61st Street, after which he tried to leave, but continued to be followed until he got to the police station. His phone and wallet of $250 in cash were stolen.

Two of the suspects were wearing black T-shirts and shorts while the third suspect wore a gray long sleeved shirt and long pants.


An orange 1991 Chevrolet Camaro disappeared from its parking spot on Bay 31st Street between Bath and Cropsey Avenues some time between July 26 and 29, said police.


A 26-year-old man told cops he was pushed off his bike, beaten and robbed of $238 in cash plus his cell phone near the intersection of Bath Avenue and Bay 31st Street at around 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, said police.

The victim sustained scratches and cuts to his knee and elbow from allegedly being kicked and punched in the face and body by two white men who fled northbound on Bay 32nd Street towards Benson Avenue.


A 46-year-old man returned from vacation on Saturday, August 2 to discover over $1,000 worth of electronics, jewelry and designer bags missing from his 16th Avenue apartment, said police, who were told by the resident that several relatives had keys and access to the space while he was gone.

A 74-year-old man walked into his 62nd Street home at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 1 to discover that someone had stolen $3,500 in cash plus jewelry and 600 euros—all items that had been hidden in a handbag in his closet, said police. The victim’s family members have access to the house.


A 36-year-old man told cops that he was bilked out of $4,800 in a transaction made online through a site masquerading as eBay on July 15. The victim used Green Dot Money Pak cards to make the payment.

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