72nd Precinct Police Beat: 20-year-old woman assaulted for money, cell phone; man cut with knife during robbery

Between Tuesday, September 29 and Monday, Tuesday, October 2, the 72nd Precinct received reports of three robberies and one burglary. The 72nd Precinct serves Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and South Park Slope.


A 22-year-old Hispanic male was near 20th Street and 10th Avenue when two unknown men approached him on Tuesday, September 29 at approximately 12:30 p.m. One of the pair offered to sell him drugs. When the victim refused, cops say that one of the perps took out a black firearm and demanded he give him all his money. The victim gave the duo $500. The alleged perps then entered their vehicle and fled the scene.

No arrests have been made.


A 42-year-old Hispanic male was walking near 54th Street and Fourth Avenue on Friday, October 2 at approximately 12:40 a.m., when two men, one a 41-year-old Hispanic , approached the victim, forced him to the ground and demanded his money and cell phone. Before going through the victim’s pockets, cops report that one of the alleged perps took out a knife and cut him on his hand. The second perp then reportedly told the victim that he had a gun and threatened to shoot him if he moved.

The duo took the property and fled the scene. At approximately 3:39 a.m. the same day, one suspect in the robbery was apprehended by police.


On Tuesday, September 29 at approximately 12:45 a.m. near Third Avenue and 45th Street, a 20-year-old Hispanic woman was walking home with a friend when two unknown men pushed the victims from behind and demanded they give them their phones. One of the pair then grabbed a pocketbook from one of the victims while she was still on the ground. Cops say the alleged perps fled the scene by running southbound on Fourth Avenue.

One of the victims was taken to NYU Lutheran Medical Center due to neck pain. No arrests have been made.


Cops report that on Wednesday, September 30, a Hispanic man returned to his apartment near Sixth Avenue and 45th Street and discovered that, while he was gone between about 10 a.m. and noon, an unknown perp had broken in through the front door and stolen $5,000 plus $1,200 in jewelry, including gold rings, a bracelet and a necklace from one of the room’s drawers.

No arrests have been made.

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