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Bullet bonanza! Three shot on E. 39th Street

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Three shot

A gunman opened fire on a group of people on E. 39th Street on Aug. 15, wounding three women.

The victims said they were all outside the address, which is between Avenues I and J, at 4 am following a celebration when the unidentified suspect opened fire. The three victims sustained non-life threatening injuries to their arms, legs and buttocks, officials said.

Attacked on Flatlands

Two thugs jumped a 71-year-old man and robbed him on Flatlands Avenue during a brutal Aug. 12 altercation.

The victim told police he was walking down Flatlands Avenue between E. 46th and E. 47th streets at 1:30 pm when the suspects pushed him to the ground, leaving him with a small injury. They then fled with a small amount of property, police said.

Crawling inside

A burglar entered a Ralph Avenue home on Aug. 8 after crawling through an air conditioning vent, police said.

The 24-year-old tenant, who lives between Farragut and Glenwood roads, said the thief entered her home sometime after midnight, taking her cell phone and some electronics.

Front door man

A thief forced open the front door to a Kings Highway home on Aug. 10 where he swiped $900 in cash as well as some jewelry and electronics.

Cops were told that the thief entered the home, which is between E. 41st Street and Troy Avenue, sometime after 6 pm.

Ave. J rob

A fiend swiped $800 from an Avenue J home on Aug. 9 after forcing open the front door to the home.

A resident of the home, which is located between E. 34th and E. 35th streets, said the thief entered the address sometime after noon.

Window woes

A thief made off with $100 and some electronics after breaking into an E. 49th Street home on Aug. 10.

Police were told the thief forced open the front window of the home, which is located between Avenues I and J, sometime after 2 pm.

Smashing steal

A heavy-handed thief punched his way through a window to an Avenue R home on Aug. 11 in order to get inside, police said.

The homeowner, who lives between Coleman and Kimball streets, said the thief broke the rear window sometime after 2:30 pm, crawled through the hole he had made and fled with some electronics and jewelry.

No entry

A thief tried his best to get inside an E. 58th Street home on Aug. 11, but was thwarted by a sturdy lock.

The resident, who lives across from Jacob Joffe Park between Avenues K and L, said he returned home at 3 pm and discovered that the front door lock was damaged. Whoever caused the damage never made it inside, cops were told.

Ripped from arm

A thief snagged a purse from a woman walking along 76th Street on Aug. 13 — cutting her arm in the process — but didn’t have long to enjoy his newfound spoils.

The woman said she was on her way home when the thug jumped her between 21st Avenue and Bay Parkway at 11:40 pm. He yanked the bag off her arm and fled, only to be arrested a short time later.

Stabbed during robbery

A thug stabbed a young man in the arm during a brutal mugging on Woodruff Avenue on Aug. 16.

Police said the victim was walking between Ocean and Flatbush avenues just after 4 am when two men approached and demanded his money.

The thieves then lashed out with a knife, cutting the victim in the forearm before running off with his cash.

Cops caught one of the thieves, a 54-year-old man, a short time later, charging him with robbery in the first degree.

Shake down artists

Two thieves pulled a knife on a hapless motorist on Aug. 13, demanding he pay them following a car crash on Flatbush Avenue.

The victim said he was nearing the corner on E. 26th Street when he was hit by the suspect’s car.

The thugs exited the car, flashed a knife, then used it to slash the tires of the victim’s Ecoline van so that he wouldn’t go anywhere.

They then pulled the knife on the victim, demanding he fork over his money.

The suspects fled before taking any money, police were told. The suspects, ages 20 and 25, were apprehended a few hours later and charged with attempted robbery.

Burglar search

Cops are hoping that a surveillance image helps them nab a burglar who raided an E. 19th Street home on Aug. 13.

The homeowner, who lives between Beverly and Cortelyou roads, said someone forced his way into the home sometime after 9 pm.

A short time later, the thief used one of the credit cards he palmed from the home at a local store, officials said.

Anyone with information regarding this theft is urged to contact NYPD CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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