72nd Precinct Police Beat: Woman flicks cigarette in traffic agent’s face

Between Wednesday, April 12 and Monday, April 25, the 72nd Precinct received reports of two grand larcenies, two robberies, and one aggravated harassment. The 72nd Precinct serves Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and South Park Slope.


Cops say a 37-year-old man was walking towards 59th Street and Fourth Avenue on Friday, April 22 at around 9:50 p.m. when four men, described by the victims as Hispanics, beat and robbed him. The four punched him before nabbing the victim’s cell phone, worth approximately $250. The crooks then fled westbound of 60th Street. The victim was taken to NYU Lutheran Medical Center.


Cops say that, on Sunday, April 24, a 27-year-old woman was attacked and robbed of her necklace while on her way home. According to police, at approximately  9:20 p.m., a man, described by the victim as a black Hispanic, approached her on the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 54th Street and said, “Hola.”

When she turned around, the crook allegedly grabbed the victim’s necklace, worth around $1,000, and dragged her for a few feet before the chain was snapped and broken. The victim sustained cuts to the side of the next as the perp removed only pieces of the chain before fleeing westbound on 54th Street towards Fifth Avenue.


After a 32-year-old male traffic agent issued a summons to a vehicle parked near 53rd Street and Fifth Avenue at around 12:21 p.m. on Monday, April 25, cops say that the woman who owned the vehicle threw the summons in the agent’s face and then flicked a cigarette at him.

No arrest has been made.


According to police, a 52-year-old man who parked his car on Sixth Avenue and 60th Street on Monday, April 18 at around 7:30 p.m, claims that — between the time he left and returned the next morning — a crook had broken into the vehicle and drove away.

No broken glass was seen near where the car was parked.


Police say that a 27-year-old man’s company gas credit card was stolen. Between Monday December 28 and Wednesday, April 13, an unknown crook used the victim’s card several times at different locations, racking up a bill around $71,271. Cops haven’t found the perp that took the loot from the company, located near 35th Street and Second Avenue.

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