72nd Police Beat: Two crooks caught for beating, robbing man in broad daylight in Sunset Park

The 72nd Precinct serves Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights, Windsor Terrace and South Park Slope


A 19-year-old man was leaving his friend’s house near 65th Street and Second Avenue on Wednesday, August 18 at approximately 3:05 p.m.  when, suddenly, two Hispanic men, one 18 and the other 20, approached him and claimed that he owed them money. The two perps punched the victim in the face several times, resulting in severe swelling. The crooks then snatched the victim’s cell phone, worth around $800, from his hand.

Two suspects were apprehended by police and, after being identified by the victim, were arrested and charged with robbery. The phone was found in one of the suspect’s bags.


During an argument with his ex-girlfriend, a 38-year-old man was nearly struck in the face with an ashtray. The incident occurred in an apartment at Fourth Avenue and 57th Street on Friday, August 19 at around 12:10 p.m. Cops say that the victim reports that the woman picked up the item and flung it at him, forcing him to dodge the item.

No arrest has been made in the alleged assault.


A 19-year-old man was struck in the head with an unknown object by a robber while walking at Second Avenue and 65th Street on Thursday, August 18 at around 4:25 a.m. The man was knocked down and became unconscious.

When he woke up, the victim realized that the crook had stolen approximately $700 worth of property, including his cell phone and debit cards. He went home and called the police, and was taken to a local hospital where he received treatment for multiple lacerations to the head.


On Saturday, August 20 at around 9:20 a.m., a 24-year-old man was attacked at 50th Street and Fourth Avenue during a verbal dispute. During the incident, an unknown man hit the victim in the head and face with a glass bottle, causing cuts to his forehead. The victim was treated at NYU Lutheran Medical Center.

No arrests have been made.


A car was stolen from Third Avenue and 56th Street  on Wednesday, August 17 at around 5:25 p.m. when its owner, a 44-year-old man, double-parked it  and left his keys inside. When he returned to the spot, he realized the car, worth approximately $30,000, had been stolen by an unknown perp.


A car belonging to a woman in her early 30s was broken into on Sunday, August 21 at approximately 6:30 a.m. The car was parked on 58th Street and Sixth Avenue, when the suspect, a 28-year-old woman, broke into the car and attempted to steal nearly $1,100 worth of stuff, including high-priced sunglasses and a purse containing a wallet with debit cards.

Police caught the suspect who was charged with grand larceny.

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