Cell fiends rob store — but one gets hooked

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All tied-up

Two armed thugs held up a cellphone store on Bay Parkway on July 7 — but one was later disconnected from the scheme by police.

According to police, the duo entered the store, which is between 64th and 65th streets, at around 1:55 pm, brandished high-power revolvers, shoved them in an employee’s face and then tied up the worker.

After swiping several expensive phones, the two criminals fled, dumping their ill-gotten loot on Avenue O.

The employee eventually wrangled loose and called cops, who apprehended one of the perps. The second is at large.

Rear window

A perp broke into a West 12th Street apartment and took more than $4,000 on July 7.

The victim told police that he had returned to his apartment, which is between Avenues T and S, at around 7 pm to find his rear window pried open and the money missing.

Some jewelry was also taken.


It was a week of car-related thefts — both of them and from them. Here’s a roundup:

• A Honda Accord was swiped from a spot on 71st Street near 21st Avenue, where it had been parked on July 3. When the owner returned to it at 6 pm the next day, it was gone.

• Another Honda Accord was taken from a spot on 74th Street sometime between June 29 and July 1. The owner told cops that she had parked the car near 20th Avenue.

• A man told cops that the contents of his truck were nabbed after he parked it on 70th Street near 14th Avenue on July 3. When he returned the next day at 9 pm, he noticed that one of the window locks had been broken and the truck’s navigation system and radio, a laptop, and a wet saw had been taken.

Updated 5:07 pm, July 9, 2018
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