Police Beat: 68 and 62 Precinct blotters


68th Precinct

Between Sunday, September 28 and Friday, October 3, the 68th Precinct received reports of four burglaries and one grand larceny. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.


On Sunday, September 29, a man living near 84th Street and Fourth Avenue said he received a phone call from an unknown caller claiming to be with the IRS. The man told cops that the caller then told him that he owed money to the IRS and he was instructed to pay using a Green Dot Money Pak in the amount of $1,234.

The man complied, and called back the number to read the instructed PIN numbers and transfer the instructed amount.


On Thursday, October 2 between 12:30 a.m. and 12:35 a.m. two unknown suspects allegedly broke into the side window of a business located near 65th Street and 11th Avenue using an unknown object in an attempt to remove a safe.

No items were removed and both perps fled the scene.


A woman living near 80th Street and Fourth Avenue reported to cops that sometime between 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 28 and 11 a.m. on Monday, September 29, an unknown person broke into her residence and stole $2,465 in cash from her kitchen cabinets.

No forced entry was used to gain entry.


On Friday, October 3 around 7:50 a.m., a woman living near 95th Street and Ridge Boulevard left her home with a worker in the basement. She told cops that, when she arrived home around 3 p.m., she noticed that her drawers and jewelry boxes had been left open on her bed.

The perpetrator allegedly entered the residence through the front window on the first floor, making off with $2,000 worth of assorted jewelry.


A man told cops that, on Thursday, October 2 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. — while he was in the hospital – an unknown perp broke into his home through the front door. Once inside, he said, the perp went straight to the safe and cabinet in the bedroom, making off with $870 in cash.

62nd Precinct

Between Tuesday, September 30 and Wednesday, October 1, the 62nd Precinct received reports of seven grand larcenies. The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend.


A 22-year-old Bensonhurst woman was bilked of $2,400 after she applied for a job online and was told she must purchase computer software before she could be hired, said police.


Police arrested a 15-year-old teen for allegedly stealing a smartphone from another subway straphanger’s hand while they were riding a northbound N train from 86th Street at around 9:38 a.m. on October 1. The victim and cops reportedly chased the teen through the Avenue U station, catching him, but not recovering the phone.

A black man reportedly grabbed a cell phone from a 23-year-old Hispanic woman’s hand as she walked home near West 4th Street and Avenue T at around 3:30 p.m. on October 1, said police. The suspect is said to have fled southbound on Van Sicklen Street.


A 42-year-old Bensonhurst woman told police that someone used her name and an old address to open four cell phone lines with AT&T, which called her about over $2,000 in charges that had been made between September 12 and September 30. The victim said she had never used AT&T before.


Police arrested a 30-year-old car salesman for allegedly offering customers a better deal if they paid in cash, then pocketing the $5,225 and bilking the company of the sale.

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