68th Precinct Police Beat: Elderly lady duped out of over $48,000 and two perps attack victim for cash and headphones


Between Friday, September 18 and Thursday, September 24, 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 65-year-old Asian woman was walking near the corner of Eighth Avenue and 69th Street on  Tuesday, September 24 at approximately 1 p.m. when she approached by three unknown women who spoke Mandarin. They told the victim that she would get good luck if she put money and jewelry in a bag. The victim did so. When she returned home, she discovered that both the money and jewelry in the bag were missing and had been replaced with rice powder. The deceptive crooks stole a total value of over $48,000.


On Tuesday, September 23 at approximately 3:56 a.m., a 30-year-old white man was walking home near Fifth Avenue and 79th Street when he was confronted by two black men, both described as 18 years old. According to cops, one of the perps asked for bus money before attempting to punch the victim.The victim blocked the punch, though one perp reached in his pocket and stole money and Apple headphones. During the robbery, the second perp was acting as a look-out.

The perps then fled on 79th street and Sixth Avenue, while the victim chased them.

No arrests have been made.


On Saturday, September 19 at approximately 1:50 p.m., a 27-year-old Asian man returned to his home near 10th Avenue and 72nd Street and realized that an unknown perp had entered the residence through the entrance window by breaking the wooden bars.

According to cops, the perp stole $350 and a water pump drill before exiting through the back door.


On Friday, September 18, a 44-year-old white man returned to his van near Fourth Avenue and 73rd Street,  parked his van to discover that the rear door had been opened and a jackhammer, valued at approximately $3,000, had been removed. The perp was said to be a white male wearing a blue shirt and brown shorts.

There was no broken glass on the van and the victim does not remember if he locked the doors.

No arrests have been made.


Cops report that a 41-year-old male Hispanic man returned to his apartment near Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street on Thursday, September 24 at approximately 8 a.m. He realized upon arrival that an unknown perp had pried open the front door and stolen various items from his bedroom, including $1,000, three necklaces and a Movado Watch.

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