Gunning for cash
Two armed goons lifted $4,000 from two victims on March 18 during a high-stakes robbery on E. Fifth Street.
The victims, both 20, were nearing Avenue U at 11:16 pm when the thieves approached and flashed their firearm. They then rifled through their victim’s pockets, taking the money, some credit cards and a set of keys.
A 47-year-old thief with large canines was arrested on March 18 after he tried to swipe 13 packets of meat from the Sea Bay Seafood and Meat on Avenue U.
Workers at the store, which is between Homecrest Avenue and E. 13th Street, said the thief came in at 5:13 pm and began taking the meat off of store shelves.
He put the meat in a plastic bag and headed for the door, but store employees stopped him before he could complete his getaway.
Building buster busted
A 46-year-old burglar was arrested on March 19 after he was caught sneaking into an Avenue T building.
Witnesses told police that the thief was seen trying to pry open a window to the building, which is between E. 13th and E. 14th streets, at 12:15 am.
He was carrying a duffle bag containing a radio, a saw and some pipe-cutting tools when cops apprehended him a short time later.
A 17-year-old girl was arrested on March 19 after she attacked two peers on Avenue U.
Police said that two 16-year-old girls were waiting for a bus near Coney Island Avenue at 3 am when the older teen approached with two of her friends, sparking an argument.
The victims said that the three assailants jumped one 16-year-old and then punched the other when she tried to break-up the fisticuffs.
The 17-year-old’s accomplices were still at large by Monday night.
A gunman held up an Avenue U Payless shoe store on March 13 during a daring evening raid.
Workers at the store, which is between E. 16th and E. 17th streets, told police that the thief surprised a female employee as she brought out the trash at 5 pm.
The thief forced the employee inside, then ordered a manager to open the safe, which he looted.
A crook bought an iPad for a steal on March 8 when he used four counterfeit $100 bills during a transaction at the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Quentin Road.
The 34-year-old victim told police that he sold his iPad to the stranger, whom he met online, for $500 that afternoon.
A short time later, he realized that he’d been had: four of the five $100 bills he was handed were fake.
And he didn’t have a chance to pass the buck, so to speak. His bank on Ralph Avenue in Mill Basin confiscated the funny money when he went to confirm that they were indeed fake.
A thug pulled a gun on a 61-year-old man on March 16 during a harrowing holdup on West Street.
The victim told police that he was leaving work at 1:35 am when the thief jumped him between Avenues X and Y, robbing him of $300.
A thief snagged a T-Mobile cellphone from a 21-year-old sitting on a Coney Island-bound N train on March 18.
The train had just entered the 86th Street station, which is at W. Seventh Street, at 8:40 am when the thief grabbed the cellphone and fled the train.
A 13-year-old girl was taken into custody on March 18 after she brutally attacked her own mother inside their Bragg Street apartment.
Cops were called to the home, which is between Avenues X and W, at 11:16 pm after the girl had struck her 33-year-old mother in the head with a cellphone, pulled her hair and bit her.
A hooligan left a 56-year-old man flat on E. 29th Street on March 10 after slashing the tires to the man’s 1995 Mercedes Benz.
The owner of the luxury car told police that he had parked his car between Avenues W and X at 2 pm. He returned at 9:30 pm to find his car sitting on its rims.
A thief swiped a wallet from a 52-year-old professor at Kingsboro Community College on Oriental Boulevard on March 12.
The victim told police that her purse was inside her classroom at 2 pm when the wallet was was taken from it. It contained her driver’s license and college ID.
Credit swipers sought
Police are looking for two young women who went on a CVS shopping spree with a stolen piece of plastic.
Employees of the chain pharmacy, which is near the corner of Neptune Avenue and W. Fifth Street, told police that the women came into the store on Feb. 25 and purchased a notebook and some groceries with the stolen credit card.
The card was taken from a wallet stolen from a Mandee’s clothing store on Brighton Beach Avenue, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the two women is asked to contact NYPD CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-8377. All calls will be kept confidential.
A thief broke into a Homecrest Avenue garage containing two luxury cars on March 10 — but took nothing.
The owners of a 2007 Audi and a 2011 Jaguar told police that the door to their garage, which is between Avenue Z and Voorhies Avenue, was compromised at 4:30 pm, but their cars were miraculously left alone.
A thug attacked a 20-year-old outside the Sheepshead Bay train station on March 13, stabbing his victim three times during the near-fatal attack.
Witnesses said that the bloodshed began at about 9 pm on the Sheepshead Bay Road entrance to the station, which is at E. 16th Street.
The thug fled Sheepshead Bay Road in a white Infiniti, leaving his victim, a resident of Staten Island, bleeding out in the street.
Paramedics rushed the victim to an area hospital, where he’s currently on the mend.
Radio Shack raid
A thief busted his way into a Nostrand Avenue Radio Shack on March 11, taking three phones and $65 in change.
Workers told police that someone cut through the metal roll down gate to the store, which is between Avenues X and Y, at about 4:30 am.
He then threw a brick through the locked glass door in order to get inside, workers told police.
Robbed on delivery
A thief raided a UPS truck making deliveries on Batchelder Street on March 11 — but ended up getting a hodgepodge of prizes.
The UPS delivery man said he left his truck parked between Avenue Y and Z at 9 pm to drop off a parcel.
He returned to his vehicle a short time later and found it had been looted. An inventory later reveled that two Blackberry cellphones and two fishing poles were the only things missing.
Pill popper pinch
A thief jonesing for pain killers raided an Avenue N pharmacy on March 17.
Workers at the store, which is at E. 34 Street, said the thief entered at 11 am and flashed his gun.
“Put painkillers in the bag or I’ll shoot,” he demanded before running off with the pharmaceuticals.
Beaten and robbed
A thug jumped a 42-year-old man on Avenue J on March 13, taking his wallet.
The victim was nearing E. 58th Street at 1 am when the thief attacked, leaving his victim with injuries to the head and eyes.
Stabbed on Utica
A thug stabbed a 32-year-old man in the chest on March 18 during a violent clash on Avenue N.
The victim told police that he was having words with his assailant — a complete stranger — near Utica Avenue when he the thug lunged at him.
Three thieves beat a Nostrand Avenue grocer with a metal scooter during a March 19 raid.
The victim told police that he was inside the store, which is between Avenues I and J, at 6:50 pm when the thieves came in and started pocketing a number of items.
The worker tried to stop the thefts, but one of the thieves struck him with the scooter.
Two gun-toting thieves robbed a taxi driver on March 19 during a furious altercation on E. 55th Street.
The driver told police that he was between Glenwood Road and Avenue H when the two suspects approached and flashed a silver firearm.
The thieves then opened the door, snagged the driver’s cellphone, and ran off.
Air conditioner sneak
A thief entered an E. 51st Street home on March 19 after removing an air conditioner from a side window.
The tenants of the home, which is located between Avenue O and Fillmore Avenue, said someone entered the home at about 1 am — after pulling the air conditioner out of the window it was housed in and crawling through the opening he had made.
A gunman opened fire on a 28-year-old on Flatlands Avenue on March 8, wounding him.
Witnesses said that the gunman let loose a barrage of bullets at 3 am near E. 56th Street, hitting his victim in the neck, back and arm. The victim was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, cops said.
A wayward motorist — possibly a dollar van driver — left a 33-year-old man hospitalized on March 12 after he forced his victim out of his van while driving near the corner of Avenue I and Utica Avenue.
Witnesses said the victim was thrown out of the van at 9:10 pm. The victim was knocked unconscious and rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he remained in the intensive care over the weekend, cops said.
Cut for cash
A 19-year-old goon sliced a young woman with a knife on March 11 during a bloody mugging on E. 63rd Street in Bergen Beach.
The thief cut the woman’s forehead during the 3:20 am scuffle — only to be arrested a short time later.