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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Brotherly hate

Police arrested two men — believed to be brothers — who they say attacked a woman at a Brighton Beach Avenue store on Nov. 17.

The victim said that the suspects, who she knew, barreled into the address near Brighton 12th Street at 6:30 pm and claimed that they were going to close the store for the day.

One of the men allegedly slapped the woman, knocked her to the ground and began hitting her, said police, who caught up with the duo a short time later, charging them with assault and menacing.

Where’s Herbert?

Cops are turning to the community for help in their search for Herbert White, a 60-year-old Surf Avenue man who’s been missing since Nov. 10.

Friends and relatives told police that White, a 5-foot-10-inch, 150-pound black male with brown eyes and salt-and-pepper hair, was last seen leaving his home near W. 24th Street at 8 am.

Choked on Mermaid

A goon attacked a woman on Mermaid Avenue on Nov. 10 — attempting to crush his victim’s windpipe before running off with her jewelry and handbag.

The victim was nearing W. 16th Street at 12:40 am when the thief jumped her and ran off with her belongings — only to be arrested by police a short time later.

Office raid

Police arrested a thief who they say broke into a Trump Village West office on W. Fifth Street on Nov. 13 — damaging an assortment of electronic equipment in the process.

Cops caught up with the thief shortly after the 5 pm break-in, which building workers said was videotaped.

Locker raid

Investigators from the 60th Precinct have arrested a 17-year-old who they believe is responsible for looting a gym locker inside William E. Grady Vocational High School on Brighton Fourth Road.

Cops said the suspect was caught on videotape running out of the locker room seconds before a student reported that someone had broken into his locker, taking $150 and an assortment of credit cards.

— Thomas Tracy

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at ttracy@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2525.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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