A menacing motorist threatened a Traffic Enforcement Agent with three knives on July 20 after his car was ticketed in Brighton Beach.
Authorities said that the 52-year-old motorist double-parked his car on Brighton Sixth Street near Brighton Beach Avenue at 1:40 pm.
He was inside an eatery when he saw the agent walk up and slap a ticket on the vehicle.
Outraged, he grabbed three knives, ran outside and screamed, “Get away from the f--king car!” according to a complaint filed with the Kings County District Attorney’s office.
Fearing for his life, the agent backed off across the street, calling 911 as he did so.
The knife wielder jumped into his car and sped off, but ultimately surrendered after being contacted by authorities, and was charged with menacing.
Gunning for discounts
A gun-toting goon raided an 18th Avenue store on July 24, but ran off empty handed.
Workers at Lucky Star Discount, which is between 85th and 86th streets, told police that the 35-year-old thief came in at about 3:20 pm, pulled a gun and demanded a worker hand over his money.
But the worker refused, prompting the thief to run off with his tail between his legs.
Bag ripper nabbed
A bag snagger was arrested on July 20 after he violently struggled with his victim, ripping her dress in the process.
Cops said that the victim was nearing the corner of Gravesend Neck Road and Bedford Avenue at 3:20 pm when the 19-year-old suspect approached and latched onto the purse.
But the woman wouldn’t give the bag up — sparking a struggle that ended with the thief punching her in the face.
The thief made off with the bag after the mini-brawl, but was apprehended a short time later, charged with robbery, cops from the 61st Precinct said.
Two against one
Two thieves held up a man on July 20, taking some cash, a gold chain and a Rolex watch.
The 33-year-old victim told police that he was nearing the corner of Highlawn Avenue and West 5th Street at 11:20 pm when the suspects crept up from behind him and jammed a hard object into his back as if they had a gun.
They ordered the victim to give up what he had before running off with his cash and jewelry.
Two bone-head thieves are cooling their heels in jail after they tried to rob a man selling flavored ices in Sheepshead Bay on July 24.
The victim told police that he was pushing his car past the corner of Coyle Street and Avenue Y at 8:30 pm when the teen suspects ran up from behind a car with ridiculous disguises — T-shirts over their faces.
“Give me your money,” one thief demanded without flashing a weapon.
Before he could do so, the victim turned the cart around and ran off, dialing 911 on his phone.
The surprised thieves ran off in the opposite direction.
When police arrived, the ices vendor took them on a tour of the area. The teens, ages 16 and 18, were apprehended when the victim recognized one of them — because he was wearing the shirt he had covered his face with earlier, police said.
Emmons Ave. break-in
A thief broke into a home on Emmons Avenue on July 23, taking an iPhone, laptop computer and a tennis bracelet with a champagne diamond.
Police were told that the thief forced his way into the home, which is located between Batchelder and Ford streets, sometime after 8:20 pm.
Killed in Coney
A 28-year-old Bay Ridge resident breathed his last on July 17 following a clash with two other men in Coney Island.
Police said that Fahad Abdulaziz was on West 17th near the Reigelmann Boardwalk just after 3 am when the two suspects began arguing with him.
That’s when one of the men pulled a knife and stabbed Abdulaziz repeatedly, leaving him with multiple wounds.
He was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center where he died, police said, adding that the assailants were no where to be found when police arrived.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this killing to call the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
A thief robbed a man on July 17 over love, it seems.
The 23-year-old victim told police he was on Voorhies Avenue between East 23rd and East 24th streets at 5:05 pm when the thief — who he knows — attacked.
The thug punched the victim, then ripped the chain off his neck.
“This is for Erica,” the thief said before fleeing in an awaiting red mini-van.
A thief broke into Sheepshead Bay’s Gothic Press on July 16, taking a computer and a Fender guitar.
Workers at the Avenue Z business, which is between East 13th and East 14th streets, said they closed up shop at 7:30 pm, but may have accidentally left the back door unlocked.
Thieves entered sometime during the night, swiping their property, police said.
Wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can lead them to vandals who are marking up the community.
The hefty reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti, which is one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.