Police Beat: 68 and 62 precinct


68th Precinct

Between Monday, October 20 and Friday, October 24, the 68th Precinct received reports of one burglary, one attempted grand larceny and two grand larcenies. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.


On Friday, October 24 around 11 a.m. a man in his 50s walked into a bank near 95th and Third Avenue, and allegedly attempted to make a withdrawal of $6,500 against an account that wasn’t his.

The security guard recognized the perp as a repeat offender and confronted him, leading him to flee on foot in an unknown direction. He did not secure any money.


A 41-year-old man living near Third Avenue and 72nd Street reported to cops on Wednesday, October 22 that – sometime between then and Friday, July 18 – someone had stolen his credit card. According to cops, the local resident did not realize his credit card had been stolen until receiving a report in the mail that his card had been charged $1,100.


A 47-year-old man was sitting on a northbound R train on Wednesday, October 22 around 9:48 a.m. and was sitting near the door. When the train stopped and the doors opened at 77th Street, an unknown perp that was riding in the same train car allegedly snatched the man’s iPhone 5 from his right hand and ran out.

The victim told cops that he chased after the perp but lost him on 77th Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues.

The suspect is described as a white Hispanic male in his 20s.


A local resident parked his 2003 Ford Explorer on the northeast corner of Fourth Avenue and Shore Road near the park on Monday, October 20 around 4:30 p.m. and went for a run. When he returned to his car about an hour later, he reported that someone had entered his vehicle and stolen his wallet, containing several credit cards, a Social Security card and $100, as well as his iPhone.

No apparent charges were made to the credit card.


The rectory of a local church was allegedly ransacked during the late night hours of Thursday, October 23. A church employee reported that, when he entered the rectory around 6 a.m. on Friday, October 24, he found that drawers within various offices had been gone through and left open, and that one HP laptop was missing.

According to cops, the unknown perp made his way into the church by pushing in an air conditioner in a side window.

62nd Precinct

Between Tuesday, October 21 and Monday, October 27, the 62nd Precinct received reports of nine burglaries, two robberies, four felony assaults, eight grand larcenies and three auto thefts. The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend.


Police are searching for a Hispanic male who is said to have randomly stabbed a 26-year-old white male as he sat on his stoop at around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 26. The incident occurred on 79th Street near New Utrecht Avenue.


A 1996 red Plymouth Voyager was stolen from its parking spot on Shore Parkway near 20th Avenue some time between 9 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22 and the next morning, said police.

A 2012 white Ford Econoline was stolen from the corner of West 13th Street and Avenue U some time overnight between Wednesday and Thursday, October 22 and 23, police said.

A 2010 white Ford E350 disappeared from its spot on 16th Avenue near 79th Street overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, October 21-22, said police.


Police are searching for a black man who allegedly held a deli worker at gunpoint at around 9:50 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22, making off with $250 in cash. The incident took place on West Sixth Street near Avenue T.


Someone pried open the door to a health care facility on Kings Highway near West Fifth Street and stole $100 in cash plus prescription pads, said police. The incident occurred between Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26.


Police are searching for two young men in their late teens or early 20s, who allegedly robbed a 23-year-old man as he walked home on Van Sicklen Street between Avenues S and T at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, October 22. The man was put in a headlock from behind by one suspect and threatened with a gun by the second suspect, who demanded his cell phone and wallet. The duo then fled northbound.


Someone cut through the bathroom window screen at a 63rd Street house between Bay Parkway and 23rd Avenue on Monday or Tuesday, October 20 or 21, said police, gaining access to the apartment and stealing jewelry before fleeing out a bedroom window. The resident told cops that someone had tried to break in three months ago, as well.

A 40-year-old woman was burglarized of jewelry and electronics after someone broke in through a rear window on 85th Street near 24th Avenue at around 11 a.m. on Friday, October 24, said police.

Police are searching for a white male who wore baseball gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints while attempting to climb into the second floor of a home on 66th Street between 18th and 19th Avenues, before losing his balance and falling to the ground at around 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 23. The suspect was seen in surveillance video falling and then fleeing on foot, cops said.


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