Goons threaten man with two-by-four

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Wooden wallop

A pair of goons robbed a man on 68th Street while threatening him with a two-by-four on Jan 27.

The victim told cops that he was near Fourth Avenue at 2:30 pm when the duo came behind him and demanded his cash.

“Run your pockets, what you got?” one said.

That’s when one thug brandish the two-foot-long piece of lumber, while the other swiped the victim’s wallet, cops said.

But the duo didn’t get much for its troubles: the victim only had $2 on him.

Not playing

Two thugs beat up a teen for his handheld video game on Ovington Avenue on Jan. 29.

The victim told cops that he was near 12th Avenue at 1 pm when the pair came up from behind him and punched and kicked him until he was on the ground, then robbed him of his Sony PlayStation Portable.

House bandits

Thieves swiped nearly $2,000 in electronics from a 72nd Street house on Jan 26 while its owner was away.

The victim told cops that she left her home between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 2 pm. When she returned to her house at 7 pm the next day, she found her MacBook and video camera missing.


Thieves scored when they ripped off a $30,000 ring from an 81st Street house on Jan 26.

The victim told cops that he left his house between 11th and 12th avenues at 9:45 am. When he returned at 10 pm, he found the house ransacked and the platinum and diamond ring missing.

—Dan MacLeod

Reach reporter Dan MacLeod at or by calling (718) 260-4507.
Updated 5:29 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

mikey from Bay Ridge says:
All the crime committed in Bay Ridge stems from a pro-PLO (Palestinian) group of teenagers and young men that congregate on 5th Avenue near Ovington Avenue.
Feb. 6, 2012, 1:16 pm
whitenationalist from nyc says:
middle eastern people are the most vile, disgusting, and perverted scum on the planet
Feb. 6, 2012, 10:09 pm
captain a-rab from brooklyn says:
cultural diversity at its best
Feb. 6, 2012, 10:10 pm
mike v from bensonhurst says:
multiculuralizing our way of life to third world status
Feb. 10, 2012, 3:10 pm

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