72nd Precinct Police Beat: Teen stabs cousin over loud music argument

Between Tuesday, January 19 and Friday, January 22, the 72nd Precinct received reports of one assault, one robbery, one grand larceny, and one attempted burglary. The 72nd Precinct serves Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and South Park Slope.


A 30-year-old Asian man had his credit cards maxed out after he saw an ad in the newspaper about improving one’s credit history. Cops say the victim met with the alleged perp, also an Asian male, in his own home at Fifth Avenue and 51st Street on Tuesday, January 19, and the perp asked the man for credit card information and his Social Security number.

Later, he discovered that unauthorized charges had been made on six of his credit cards, totaling approximately $130,000.


A 20-year-old white man was robbed when heading home after hanging out with friends on Monday,  January 18.  Cops say that while on the northeast corner of Caton Avenue and Ocean Parkway at approximately 12:30 a.m. waiting for the B16 bus, two black males in their 20s approached the victim. One of the robbers asked him what he was doing there before punching him on the chin and knocking him to the ground. He then stole the victim’s backpack, containing an $800 laptop.

The men then fled southbound on Caton Avenue towards East Fifth Street.


A 14-year-old teen was stabbed by his own cousin on Friday, January 22 at approximately 8 p.m. Cops say that the victim got into an argument with his cousin, also 14, over loud music playing in his house. When the victim started to argue with him about the noise, the family member responded by grabbing a kitchen knife and violently stabbing the victim in the back of the shoulder, causing severe injury.

The perp was arrested on assault charges.


When a 32-year-old woman returned from work to her apartment near Third Avenue and 23rd Street on Friday, January 22, she discovered a stranger in her home.

Cops say that  at approximately 12:50 p.m., the woman found the hall door to to her apartment ajar. When she opened the door and yelled out, the intruder, a 20-year-old, walked out of the apartment and asked her if this was her apartment. The intruder then ran out through the front door and went southbound on Third Avenue. Nothing was stolen.

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