68th Precinct Police Beat: Male perp dupes elderly woman out of $1,200 and elderly male struck in head for $50

Between Monday, September 28 and Friday, October 2, the 68th Precinct received reports of one robbery, three burglaries and one grand larceny. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.


A 77-year-old white female was walking near the corner of 85th Street and Fourth Avenue at approximately 10 a.m. on Monday, September 28 when an unknown man approached her and told her that he had found $7,000 and would give her the money at a later time if she gave him $1,200 on the spot. The victim took money out of an ATM  and gave it to him. The victim hasn’t heard from the man since.

No arrest has been made.


While standing near the R train station on the corner of 77th Street and Fourth Avenue on Tuesday, September 29 at approximately 5:40 a.m., a 65-year-old man was was approached from behind by an unknown perp, described by police as a male white Hispanic in his twenties, and struck  in the back of the head with a blunt object.

The victim was knocked to the ground and the perp picked up his bag, which contained $50, and fled the scene on foot.


On Monday, September 28 at approximately 10:05 a.m. near 72nd Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway, a 55-year-old Asian male returned to his apartment to find that an unknown perp had broken into his residence by breaking through the door frame.

The victim states that the noise woke his cousin and the alleged perp fled on foot.


Sometime between noon on Wednesday, September 30 and 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, October 4, a building under construction near 71st Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway was broken into, with the alleged perp stealing metal pipes and extension cords valued at approximately $690, according to its owner, a 46-year-old Asian male.

No arrests have been made.


An unknown perp broke into a residence near 13th Avenue and 65th Street on Friday, October 2, between 12 and 8 p.m., removing approximately $4,000 and jewelry from the bedroom valued at approximately $1,500. When the victim, a 23-year-old Asian man, returned to his home, he discovered the crime. Cops say that the alleged perp entered by breaking the front door frame.

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