72nd Precinct Police Beat: Two perps abduct a man for his cell phone

Between Monday, November 2 and Monday, November 9, the 72nd Precinct received reports of three burglaries, one robbery and one grand larceny. The 72nd Precinct serves Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and South Park Slope.


Cops say a 38-year-old Hispanic man was walking near the corner of Fifth Avenue and 26th Street at approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday, November 8 when two Hispanic men, believed to be in their twenties, forced him into their car. The perps then allegedly drove the victim to an unknown location where they demanded the man’s phone. After getting out of the car, the perps pushed him to the ground, stole the phone and fled the scene.


Money was taken from a poultry factory near Sixth Avenue and 62nd Street after an unknown perp entered through the side door, having ripped down its slide down gate on Monday, November 2 at approximately 6 p.m. Once inside, cops say, the perp entered the business’s office and stole $1,000. The store’s manager, a 62-year-old Asian woman discovered the missing money.

No arrests have been made.


A 39-year-old Hispanic woman left her apartment near Fifth Avenue and 50th Street on Wednesday, November 4 at approximately 1:30 p.m. and went to the store. While she was gone, an unknown perp broke into the apartment and stole $3,000 and several pieces of gold jewelry. The total of stolen property is approximately $7,200.

There was no sign of forced entry and no arrests have been made.


A Dodge Caravan was stolen from its parking spot near Third Avenue and 54th Street on Tuesday, November 3. Cops say that, at approximately 5 a.m., the car’s owner, a 58-year-old Hispanic man, had parked the vehicle. When he returned, it was gone. There was no sign broken glass. The car was worth approximately $2,000.


A pair of lottery scratch off books and $3,000 were stolen from a bar near 10th Avenue and Prospect Avenue, on Monday, November 9  after unknown perps broke in at approximately 2 a.m. and lifted the the bar’s safe.

No arrests have been made.

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