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Police Beat: 62, 68 and 72 Blotters

BY JAIME DEJESUS, MEAGHAN MCGOLDRICK & ANNA SPIVAK

68th Precinct

Between Monday, January 12 and Sunday, January 18, the 68th Precinct received reports of two burglaries, two robberies and one grand larceny. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.

THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR

Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Monday, January 12, cops say that an unknown perp broke into a 95th Street residence near Third Avenue through the front door. The unknown suspect made off with $7,400, miscellaneous jewelry and blank checks valued at approximately $15,900.

MOTHER KNOWS BEST

A resident living near Gelston Avenue and 95th Street left for work on Friday, January 16, leaving his 90-year-old mother at home. Cops say that some time between 3 and 3:30 p.m., an unknown man showed up at the home, claiming to be an employee with the water company and saying that he needed access to the home. While he distracted the mother, a second man allegedly entered the residence.

The two made off with one large black safe, silver certificates and misprinted $20 notes, all valued at approximately $3,770.

MIDNIGHT MADNESS

Around midnight on Sunday, January 18, a man was walking near 67th Street and Fifth Avenue when cops say a group of people began to chase him. The victim told cops that, before long, he fell to the ground. Then, according to police, a perp known to the department displayed a knife. The same suspect then allegedly removed the victim’s LG cell phone from his left pants pocket.

One woman was apprehended for her role in the robbery once a search was conducted.

SUBWAY SNATCHER

An 86-year-old woman was exiting the subway station near Fourth Avenue and 85th Street on Sunday, January 18 between 2:20 p.m. and 2:40 p.m. when, cops say, a man pushed her to the ground and stole her purse.

The unknown suspect fled on foot.

GONE IN 60 SECONDS

A woman put her purse down while shopping at a department store near 86th Street and Fifth Avenue on Friday, January 16 around 3:50 p.m. and walked away for a minute. According to cops, when she returned to her bag, she noticed that an unknown person had removed its contents and left the purse a few feet away from where she left it.

The unknown perp made off with miscellaneous credit cards, IDs and $20.

72nd Precinct

Between Monday, January 12 and Tuesday, January 20, the 72nd Precinct received reports of one robbery, one grand larceny auto, one menacing in the first degree and one grand larceny by extortion. The 72nd Precinct serves Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and South Park Slope.

KIDNAPPING SCAM

On Saturday, January 17 from 8-10 a.m., the victim, a 15-year-old male, claims an unknown male called his house, claiming to be holding the victim’s brother hostage. The perp demanded money in the form of $50 prepaid cell phone cards, amounting to $350. The suspect claimed that if he did not get the money, the victim’s brother would not be released. At no point was the complainant’s brother in actual harm.  The perp has yet to be arrested.

DOUBLE TROUBLE

A 39-year-old male Hispanic was walking at the southwest corner of Eighth Avenue and Windsor Place, when two men approached him on Monday, January 12 at 5:30 p.m. The victim claims that one of the alleged perps drew a knife on him, demanding his Samsung smartphone. A second perp then bumped the victim from behind, which resulted in the victim giving the two the phone.

The pair then fled the scene on foot. A canvass was conducted with the complainant and a witness, and two suspects were apprehended.

The alleged perps, a 15-year-old black male and 16-year-old black male, were then arrested.

THE MENACE

On Tuesday, January 12 at 4:45 p.m. at Fifth Avenue and 17th Street, a 32-year-old white male entered the workplace of a 30-year-old white female who had an order of protection against him, and began arguing with her.

A witness to the altercation attempted to stop it. The perp then threatened her before punching her in the chest and twisting her arm, causing various injuries.

The alleged perp was arrested and charged with menace in the first degree.

NO TOW

At 8:05 a.m. on Tuesday, January 13, a 52-year-old male Hispanic discovered that his vehicle – which he had parked  at the northeast corner of Third Avenue and 46th Street, at 11:30 p.m. on Monday, January 12 – was missing, presumed stolen.

The complainant – who reported his missing car to police at around 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday — doesn’t have outstanding tickets. It wasn’t impounded or towed. A canvass was conducted within a five-block radius; however, results were negative.

62nd Precinct

Between Tuesday, January 13 and Monday, January 19, the 62nd Precinct received reports of two incidents of grand larceny auto, one felony assault, one robbery and one burglary. The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend.

MOTORCYCLE MYSTERY

On Monday, January 19 a 20-year-old man reported his 2001 Honda motorcycle missing from where he had parked it, near 20th and Benson Avenues, at around 12:01 a.m.  According to police, the motorcycle was locked and secured, with the only set of keys in the possession of the owner. There were no witnesses at the scene and police have no leads yet.

SAME OLDS TRICKS

A 54-year-old woman told police that her son parked her 1998 gray Oldsmobile near Bay 11th Street and 16th Avenue on Saturday, January 17 at around 11:30 p.m. and when he returned to the location, the vehicle was gone and another car was parked in its place. The woman had the keys, title and registration with her and according to police, the car was not towed and there were no cameras at the scene.

FAMILY AFFAIR

A 62-year-old man began strangling his relative, a 32-year-old woman, because her child was making noise inside an apartment near West 13th Street and Avenue U on Thursday, January 15. Cops were called at around 9 p.m. The perp was reportedly yelling at the victim and left scratches and red marks on her neck.

SKI MASK STICK-UP

Two male perps wearing black ski masks held up a pharmacy at gunpoint on Friday, January 16 at 3:12 a.m. While inside the pharmacy, located near Kings Highway and West 11th Street, one of the perps picked up a plastic bag and told an employee behind the register to “open the register” and give him “everything inside.” Both perps fled the scene on foot, making off with $4,000. Video footage from inside the store is being reviewed.

GOING FOR THE GREEN

A 28-year-old Asian male reported electronics and immigration papers missing from his 74th Street home on Tuesday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m. The man told police that an unknown person had entered through an unlocked bedroom window on the first floor. The man’s landlord was upstairs at the time but did not hear anything.

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