Cops: Thief snatches man’s cash and sneakers

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61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Jumping Jordans

A sneaker thief robbed a man on Batchelder Street on Nov. 25 — taking a laptop, $50, and the victim’s Jordans.

The victim told police that he was between Avenue Z and Voorhies Avenue on his way home at 5:30 pm when the crook ambushed him with a pistol in his hand.

The gun-wielding bandit then slugged the victim twice in the gut, before grabbing his property and fleeing in a red car, cops said.

Ruthless thugs

Two gun-wielding thugs robbed and brutally beat a 22-year-old woman on Avenue Z on Nov. 21 — taking her Blackberry cellphone and purse.

The victim told police that she was near E. 26th Street at midnight when the crooks ambushed her from two directions; the crook in front toting a pistol, while the other g stole up from behind and grabbed her hair.

Before she knew it, the victim was on the ground defending herself from a hail of punches and kicks, before the crooks grabbed her property and fled, cops said.

Jewel heist

A jewel thief burglarized a woman’s W. First Street apartment sometime between Nov. 22 and Nov. 25, taking a $1,000 pearl necklace and a $500 diamond ring.

The victim told police that she left her home between Avenues X and Y for Thanksgiving at 9 am, and returned the following Sunday to find her home in shambles and her property missing.

Apple tripping

Two Apple thieves robbed a 13-year-old boy of his iPhone on Avenue Y on Nov. 23.

The victim told police that he was near Bedford Avenue at 6:46 pm when one of the heartless reprobates stuck his foot out and tripped the young victim. While the kid lay on the ground, the suspects held him down and ransacked his jacket, finding the device.

Big haul

A jewel thief made off with $35,000 worth of precious stones from an Avenue W home on Nov. 21.

The victim told police that she left her home between Shell Road and Stryker Street at 7:40 pm, and returned at 11 pm to find her house in disarray.

Looking around, the victim found that her first-floor air conditioning unit had been shoved aside from one of her windows and that a $3,000 diamond-and-sapphire necklace, a $12,000 diamond ring, a $10,000 pair of diamond earrings, and $10,000 had been stolen.

Karate kid

Two men ages 18 and 22 were arrested for beating and robbing a man on Avenue U on Nov. 20, taking cash and the man’s karate uniform.

The victim told police that he was between near E. 13th Street at 10:35 pm when the suspects attacked, slugging him in the face a couple of times.

The suspects then grabbed the man’s North Face bag, which contained $180 and his karate digs, cops said.


A burglar stripped copper pipes and a bathroom sink from a man’s Emmons Avenue home sometime between Nov. 14 and Nov. 19.

The victim told police that he had left his home between E. 15th and E. 16th streets at 4 pm, and returned five days later to find that his basement door — which had been heavily damaged during Hurricane Sandy — was ajar, and that pipes and a sink from inside the basement were missing.

Rear entry

A burglar stole cash from a woman’s E. 12th Street apartment on Nov. 24.

Surveillance footage shows a man entering the apartment between Avenues T and U through an unlocked rear door at 4:50 am, and proceeding to remove $340 from a kitchen cabinet and then nab an additional $210 from the victim’s pocketbook, which was in her living room.

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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