Here’s a tenant who really got screwed

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68th Precinct

A landlord-tenant dispute digressed into violence on Feb. 25.

The trouble began in the basement of a 67th Street apartment at 2 pm when the landlord grabbed a screwdriver and slashed the 41-year-old male’s chest, sending the victim to Lutheran Hospital with a laceration.

The landlord fled on foot.

WWF thugs

Three thugs used a choke hold to restrain a 39-year-old man before robbing him of his cash on Feb. 25.

The victim was walking on 10th Avenue, near 63rd Street, at 9:20 pm when three thugs attacked from behind. One of the perps administered a choke hold while the other two rifled his pocket.

The bandits fled on foot, but not before stealing $400 and delivering a shot of pepper spray to the victim’s face.

BB bandit

A 17-year-old male was shot in the elbow with a BB gun before choosing a questionable escape route on Feb. 25.

The victim was walking with two of his friends on Tenth Avenue towards 68th Street at just before 1 pm when he felt a sharp pain on his inner right elbow — caused by a BB-gun pellet.

One of his friends lived nearby, but the victim chose to wait for police at Ft. Hamilton and 68th Street.

A quick canvas of the area turned up no clues.

Caught on tape

A truck, surveillance system and a whole lot of meat were stolen from a business at Ninth Avenue and 64th Street on Feb. 24 — and it was all caught on tape.

It happened after the victim closed shop for the day. When he returned the next morning at 8:30, he discovered damage to the front door and security gate. The perp had bypassed the alarm system and removed the truck filled with $5,000 in meat and the $1,500 surveillance system.

The truck was later recovered on Third Avenue near 49th Street. Cops are reviewing footage of the incident for leads.


Two women arguing over a man at an 11th Avenue bar resulted in one woman’s face being sliced with a wine glass on Feb 3.

The fight occurred at 3:05 am, when one woman approached another and confronted her about a guy they both knew.

After a brief argument, the perp struck her 25-year-old victim in the side of the head with a wine glass, causing a laceration to her right ear.

The scorned woman fled on foot down 65th Street.

Laptop stolen

A 12th Avenue business lost its laptop on Feb. 22.

The theft was discovered the next morning, when an employee opened the 77th Street shop at 8 am. The thief had broken in through the rear window and then helped himself to the laptop, which is valued at $2,000.

Mouse burglar

An enterprising burglar entered through a hidden hole in the wall to swipe cash from a Third Avenue store on Feb 22.

The crime at a business, which is located at 92nd Street, was discovered at 9 am when an employee opened the store to find a radiator cover pushed aside and a small hole leading to the vestibule of an adjacent apartment building.

Cops are searching for the perp, who made off with a $195.

62nd Precinct

Additional tip

A Bensonhurst man who forgot his wallet on the kitchen table of his home on Bay 38th Street later found it missing.

The man left his apartment, which is near Benson Avenue, at around 10 amon Fe. 24, with a utility worker inside. The man returned to find his wallet — which contained $300 and credit cards — had been snatched off the table.

The victim didn’t actually see the crime, but told cops that he suspects the worker.


A man toting a purse-like bag was mugged on Feb. 26 while walking home from the 86th Street subway station.

The victim had gotten to Bay 17th Street at around 7 pm when two thugs came up from behind, grabbing him and poking him in with an unknown weapon.

“Give me your bag!” one of the henchmen demanded, and the man complied.

The perps fled down Bay 17th Street with $80, a cellphone, and credit and debit cards before the victim could get a good look at them.

Troubled teens

Two brothers were robbed at gunpoint on Feb. 25 while walking home from their friend’s house on 80th street.

The two teenagers were near New Utrecht Avenue at around 9:30 pm, when two perps — dressed in all black — came from behind and pushed them against a wall.

One crook then pointed a black handgun at one of the brothers’ foreheads and stole their cellphones.

The thugs fled without being noticed.

Malt licked

Two bottle-toting thugs were arrested after robbing and assaulting a defenseless bicyclist on Feb. 24.

The two perps approached the victim at around 2 pm and demanded that he “sell” his bike for $10. When he refused, one of the men assaulted him with a 40-ounce bottle of a malt beverage, police said.

In the scuffle, the victim was able to get away, running into a 20th Avenue store to call the police.

After the 911 call, the thugs snatched the bike and fled down 20th Avenue. But police arrested the two perps near 78th Street, and recovered the bike.

Gunpoint mug

A man walking home from his girlfriend’s house on 78th Street was robbed at gunpoint on Feb. 25.

The victim was near 18th Avenue at around 9 pm, when the two perps came from behind him and stuck a gun into his neck. One perp demanded, “Look down. Don’t look at us. And give us what you got.” In the meantime, his partner removed $60, and a digital music player from the victim’s coat pocket, police said.

The man wasn’t able to identify the perps.

Purse snatch

A 62-year-old woman was mugged while walking on 65th Street on Feb. 20.

The victim was near 16th Avenue at around 8 pm when a thug came from behind and attempted to snatch her purse, police said. The victim resisted, but she released the purse after the bandit punched her in the side of her forehead, knocking her to the ground.

The crook fled down 65th Street with more than $110 in cash. The woman wasn’t able to get a good look at the thug.

Lunchtime raid

A man returned to his Bay 11th Street apartment on Feb. 25 to find the front door kicked in and his home robbed.

The perp took more than $11,000 in the break-in, which was discovered at around 1 pm when the victim returned to his home, which is near Cropsey Avenue.

Unfortunately, none of his neighbors saw the perp leave, and no one was able to identify the criminal.

Store swipe

An 86th Street store had its cash registers emptied in a Feb. 19 robbery.

The store, which is near 23rd Avenue, was broken into around 9 pm. According to police, the perps entered through the ceiling, and cleaned out the joint, stealing more than $2,000.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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