BY JAIME DEJESUS AND MARIA ELENA PEREZ
Between Saturday, May 28 and Thursday, June 2, the 72nd Precinct received reports of two grand larcenies, one assault, one criminal possession of a controlled substance, and one criminal possession of a weapon. The 72nd Precinct serves Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights and South Park Slope.
TWO AGAINST ONE
Cops say a 47-year-old man was assaulted by two men inside a restaurant near 52nd Street and Seventh Avenue during a dispute over money at 11:50 pm on Tuesday, May 31.
During the altercation, one man punched the victim twice while the other smashed a bottle over his head and choked him with his left hand. During the dispute, one of the perps threatened to kill the victim if he called the police.
Following the incident, the man was treated for his injuries at Maimonides Medical Center.
A 37-year-old man was tricked out of thousands of dollars by two perps on the northeast corner of Fifth Avenue and 45th Street.
According to reports, on Tuesday, May 31 at around 10 a.m., the victimwas approached by a Hispanic man claiming that he had lost cash and asking if the victim had found it. The victim said no and left the area. Shortly after, he was approached by another Hispanic male who told the victim that a reward would be offered if he found the lost cash. The victim then withdrew approximately $2,100 from a local bank and gave it to one of the perps. He left the area and never returned it.
A 37-year-old man who registered for classes at Apex Tech School on Thursday, May 26 ended up losing around $1,050 just days later.
According to the victim, on Saturday, May 28 at around 11:45 a.m., he received a phone call from man who called himself Jack Parker, notifying him that he had won a $7,000 grant, but needed to pay taxes and fees to receive it. The victim was instructed by the perp to buy three Apple iTunes cards totaling $1,050 and read the card numbers to him. When the victim later attempted to contact the perp, he couldn’t get through.
KICKING AND SCREAMING
Cops busted a 26-year-old man for criminal possession of a controlled substance on Thursday, June 2 at around 3:30 p.m. The man was driving on the northwest corner of Sixth Avenue and 48th Street when police stopped him and discovered his vehicle had no inspector sticker. Upon further investigation, they discovered that the driver had a suspended license and was also in possession of a controlled substance. The perp resisted arrested by flailing his arms and and kicking.
CAUGHT RED HANDED
Two men, 40 and 39-years-old, were wielding a knife in public view on the northeast corner of Seventh Avenue and 44th Street on Wednesday, June 1 at around 12:20 p.m. A police officer noticed the weapon and arrested the pair. One of the perps had been convicted of a previous crime.