68th Precinct Police Beat: Man robbed of $4,800 while at department store

Between Tuesday, June 7 and Sunday, June 19, the 68th Precinct received reports of three grand larcenies, and one burglary. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.


Two credit cards were filched from an unlocked car parked at 10th Avenue and 85th Street sometime between 9 p.m. on Friday, June 17 and 9 a.m. the following morning. When the victim, a 35-year-old man, returned to his car, he realized that someone had broken into the vehicle and taken two of his credit cards. $100 had been charged to each of the cards before the victim learned of the theft and let the banks know.

No arrests have been made.


A 45-year-old man was robbed of around $4,800 while he was trying on a suit at a department store at Fourth Avenue and 86th Street on Saturday, June 18 at approximately 12:25 p.m. According to police, as the victim was showing his wife how the suit fit, a crook, described in reports as a black male in around 50 years old, grabbed the victim’s pants containing a wallet with $4,800 in the pocket from the shopping cart where he had put them, and put them on his cart. Before leaving the store, the perp stole the wallet with the cash before dropping the pants in the store.


A restaurant on 97th Street and Third Avenue was broken into and robbed of $300, according to reports. The establishment’s employer, a 53-year-old man, closed up at around 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 19. When he returned at around 8 a.m., he saw that the chain gate had been pulled up and the front screen window smashed, and that an unknown burglar had broken into the restaurant’s cash register and taken the cash.


According to reports, a 41-year-old man who lives near Fort Hamilton Parkway and 88th Street accepted a job online on Tuesday, June 7. The victim claims his new “employers” sent him a check for around $3,920. Later, he withdrew $3,000 from his account and sent a money gram to them. Later he realized that he had sent the money to Turkey and had been the victim of a scam.

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