68th Precinct Police Beat: Neighboring homes on Gelston Avenue burglarized


The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.


Cops are still looking for an unknown perp who stole business and personal items from two private homes on Gelston Avenue in Bay Ridge on Friday, May 20 at 7 a.m. The early morning robbery began at one home, where the perp climbed in through the second floor window from the fire escape and stole $1,000 worth of personal items. The perp then moved on to the private home next door, climbing into the second floor window from the top of the garage, stealing another $1,000 worth of personal items.


A man reported that his motorcycle and helmet were stolen on Thursday, June 23 at 11 a.m. on the corner of 13th Avenue and 64th Street. The victim came out to find that his motorcycle, a 2015 white YAMAHA and a black motorcycle helmet which was parked on the street, had been removed. The perp was caught in the act by cameras on 13th Avenue.


A man was assaulted at 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 23 in front of an apartment complex on Bay Ridge Avenue. According to police, the victim got into an argument with the perp over fixing his cellphone. When confronted about not returning the phone in a timely manner, the alleged perp punched the man in the face and the back of the head, and proceeded to hit the man in the mouth with a metal pipe. The man was taken to Maimonides Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries. The perp has not been caught.


On Wednesday, June 8, a 34-year-old man from Bay Ridge became the subject of credit card fraud, which he reported to police at 12:01 a.m.  The victim told the cops that his credit card information was stolen and used to withdraw $700 from his bank in Hillside, Jamaica. The victim believes that after he stepped away from his vehicle in a gas station in Roslyn, New York, an unknown perp must have taken down the victim’s credit card information and fled before being seen.


A 37-year-old taxi driver told police at 10 p.m. on Monday, June 6 that after driving a 25-year-old male to the northeast corner of 65th Street and Fourth Avenue, the passenger told him, “I don’t have money to pay.” He then reached forward, punched the driver’s GPS screen, breaking it, and jumped out of the car and fled in an unknown direction. The GPS cost $1,200. The alleged perp was said to be wearing an orange t-shirt or tank top.


A 25-year-old male reported to police on Friday, June 24 that he saw a 35-year-old Hispanic male lying unconscious on the ground in front of 6818 Fort Hamilton Parkway at 1:05 p.m. As he approached, he witnessed a blonde woman approach the unconscious man and steal his $650 Samsung Galaxy from his pocket. She quickly fled in a gold Nissan van. The unconscious victim woke up and refused any medical attention.

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