68th Precinct Police Beat: Man carrying nearly $30,000 robbed at gunpoint

Between Monday, May 9 and Saturday, May 14, the 68th Precinct received reports of two grand larcenies and two robberies. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.


A 28-year-old man was injured and had $2,000 taken from him on Thursday, May 10 at around 12:30 a.m. while he was on his way home. Cops say that, as the victim approached 66th Street and Ninth Avenue, a male crook confronted him from behind and repeatedly punched his face, stealing the money and the man’s car keys before fleeing the scene in an unknown direction.

The victim suffered a broken tooth and injuries to the face. He was brought to NYU Lutheran Medical Center for treatment.

No arrests have been made.


According to police, a 41-year-old man was walking on the southeast corner of Shore Road and 77th Street on Saturday, May 14 at around 3 a.m., shortly after leaving a check cashing store, when five men ambushed him and demanded he fork over his money.

When the man refused, one of the men displayed a black firearm and pushed him face down on the sidewalk. The group went through the victim’s pockets and filched $28,000 and his bag which held various electronic items, including an iPhone and iPad. The group then fled by car in an unknown direction.


All four rims and tires were stolen from a Mercedes Benz parked on the northeast corner of 94th Street and Shore Road on Monday, May 9 at around midnight. When the car’s owner — a 59-year-old woman — returned to the car the following morning at 11:25 a.m., she discovered the theft valued at approximately $4,000. The victim told police that her neighbor had been a victim of a similar crime around the same place.


A total of $1,900 and credit cards were taken from a car parked at 10th Avenue and 72nd Street sometime between on Monday, May 9 at around 7 p.m. and Wednesday, May 11 at about 5:30 p.m. When the victim, a 36-year-old woman, returned to the car, she discovered the theft. The woman told cops that the vehicle door may have been unlocked.

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