62nd Precinct Police Beat: Elderly man pushed up against car and robbed, man in coma after punch to the face

Between Thursday, September 24 and Monday, September 28, the 62nd Precinct received reports of one robbery, one burglary, one felony assault and one grand larceny. The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend.


A 70-year-old man was pushed up against a car and robbed of $1,900 on Saturday, September 26 near 20th Avenue and 86th Street at around 6:00 p.m. According to cops, the perp, listed as “John,” took the cash and a credit/debit card out of the man’s pants pocket before fleeing in an unknown direction.


A man living near 68th Street and 15th Avenue left the back door to his apartment unlocked on Monday, September 28 so that a worker could gain entry while he was out running errands. According to police, during the time that the man was gone, an unknown perp entered the home and removed jewelry, Louis Vuitton sunglasses and a security box.


A 27-year-old man is in a medically induced coma after his friend punched him in the face, causing him to hit his head on the pavement near 86th Street and 24th Avenue at around 2:35 a.m. on Thursday, September 24. According to cops, the 27-year-old was bleeding from his right ear, became unconscious, and fractured his skull as a result of the altercation. He was removed to Lutheran Medical Center where he was put into a medical coma.


On Monday, September 28 at around 9 a.m. a 22-year-old man noticed $4,000 withdrawn from his bank account.  According to police, the money had been taken out of an ATM on 85th Street and Bay Parkway; the man told cops that he never lost possession of his card.

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