He didn’t want work — so they stabbed him!

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Two vicious thugs robbed a man and stabbed him in the stomach on July 13.

The victim told police that he was standing on the corner of 24th Avenue and 65th Street at around 4 pm when one of the suspects pulled up in a white sedan and asked him if he wanted to work for a construction company.

When the victim refused, the perp got out of the car and ripped the victim’s necklace off of his neck, while a second perp slashed the victim in the stomach.


It was a week of purse-snatchings in Bensonhurst:

• A woman left her bag in a cart at a Laundromat on 20th Avenue and Bath Avenue on July 6 at around 2 pm. When she reached for it several minutes later, its contents were gone.

• A wily woman nabbed a Cropsey Avenue hair salon clerk’s pocketbook on July 13 at around 4:30 pm, from a store between 20th Avenue and Bay 25th Street.

• Another clerk’s purse was swiped at a bodega on Bath Avenue between Bay 26th Street and Bay Parkway on July 10 at 8 pm.

• A man told cops that his wife’s purse was filched from his car on Bay 37th Street as he dropped off his daughter at her mother’s house on July 12 at around 10 pm.


Four brutes teamed up on a man on Bay Parkway, sending him to a hospital on July 11.

The victim was walking past 86th Street at 3:15 pm when the four perps jumped out of a gray minivan and punched him in his face repeatedly, breaking two of his teeth and bloodying his nose.

Bike battle

Three two-wheeled bandits robbed a man on 18th Avenue and 62nd Street on July 9.

The victim told police that he was walking home at around 5:40 am when he saw the three teenaged perps riding in his direction. He began to run away, but the roaming bikers caught up to him, kicked him to the ground, and took his necklace and $240.


A perp broke into a home on West Fourth Street between avnues S and T and took more than $5,000 on July 10 at around 9:30 pm.

Mom always said

Two thieves preyed on the kindness of an elderly woman when they broke into a 79th Street house on July 9.

The 84-year-old woman, who lives near 23rd Avenue, was chatting with a female perp when the victim’s daughter became suspicious and approached the young woman. The perp then yelled towards her partner, who had been hiding inside the house, and ran off.

Nothing was taken.


A perp left a car-owner high and dry on July 7 when he stole the victim’s rims — with the tires still attached!

The victim said he returned to his car, which was parked on 79th Street near 14th Avenue at around 4 pm to find his car much closer to the ground.

Updated 5:07 pm, July 9, 2018
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