72nd Precinct Police beat: Man held up at gunpoint and tied up while two crooks rob discount store

Between Tuesday, December 15 and Sunday, December 20, the 72nd Precinct received reports of two robberies and two burglaries. The 72nd Precinct serves Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and South Park Slope.


Cops say two unknown masked perps entered a discount store, held an employee at gunpoint and stole cash on Thursday, December 17 at approximately 2:30 p.m. At the store, located at 45th Street and Sixth Avenue, one of the perps allegedly pointed a gun at an employee while the other perp tied him to a chair. They then stole $800 from the cash register and $13,000 from inside a box behind the counter. The perps then fled northbound.

No arrests were made.


A 25-year-old Hispanic man was walking near Eighth Avenue and 16th Street on Sunday, December 20 at approximately 9:30 p.m. when he was held up at gunpoint. Cops report that an unknown perp, approximately six feet tall, pointed a silver gun at the victim and demanded his money. The victim handed him an iPhone and approximately $120 cash. The crook took the property and ran away.


A crook broke into a fast food restaurant near 27th Street and Fourth Avenue on the evening of Tuesday, December 15, and stole approximately $225, according to police, who report that the unknown perp broke into the establishment  through the drive-thru. Once inside, the perp opened three cash registers, each one containing $75. The fast food joint had an alarm but it was unconnected.

The perp fled the scene. No arrests have been made.


Cops say that sometime between 5:45 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15 an unknown perp broke into a home near Second Avenue and 53rd Street by breaking the front door lock and stole approximately $5,800 worth of jewelry. When the owner, a 58-year-old Hispanic woman, returned, she discovered her wedding band set, engagement ring and necklace were missing.

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