Gun-toting thug robs delivery man

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78th Precinct

Park Slope

Black bag

A creep snatched a bag of cash from a meat delivery guy on Ninth Street on Jan. 30.

A worker from Los Primos Meat Market told cops that he delivered cuts to a Latin restaurant near Fifth Avenue at 2 pm and collected $5,000, which he put in a black bag. He then went to climb into his delivery truck — but a man ran up from behind, threatened him with a gun and snatched the bag.

Oh, Jesus!

A thug beat up a straphanger on Seventh Avenue on Feb. 5.

The victim told cops that he was inside the Seventh Avenue F train station near Ninth Street at 6:45 am when a long-haired man ran up to him. The man punched the poor commuter in the head and grabbed his $800 gold necklace — which was adorned with Jesus Christ’s face — before fleeing the station.

Bad taste

A thief stole thousands of bucks from a wine shop on Seventh Avenue on Jan. 30.

The owner of Slope Cellars near 15th Street told cops that two men busted the lock on the front door at 5 am, then stole a safe full of $6,000 — but took no vino.

So F’d

A crook swiped a wallet from a straphanger on Fourth Avenue on Feb. 2.

The victim told cops that he was riding the F train near Ninth Street at 6:20 am, when a man in a white hooded sweatshirt brushed up against him. The rider checked his pockets 10 minutes later and discovered his wallet containing $700 was gone.

Bedroom window

A perp stole a bunch of jewelry and electronics from an apartment on Fifth Avenue on Jan. 31.

The victim told cops that she left her home near President Street at 6:40 pm, then came back an hour later. That’s when she found her bedroom window near the fire escape ajar — and a desktop computer, diamond ring, and Nikon camera gone.


A jerk snatched a wallet from a car at a gas station on Third Avenue on Jan. 31.

The victim told cops that he pulled into a Citgo station near Butler Street at 1:20 pm and set his leather wallet in the back of the car while he pumped gas. He then waked into the station’s shop, came back to his car 10 minutes later — and discovered his wallet was gone.

— Natalie O’Neill

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.
Updated 5:30 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Coco from Park Slope says:
Who are these people who walk around with $700 cash? Every week I read on here that someone was robbed of some huge amount of money. Is everyone walking around with huge amounts of money all the time? I'm lucky if I have $10 cash on me at any given moment.
Feb. 8, 2012, 7:29 pm
Dock Oscar from Puke Slop says:
I like the people who set down their wallet or purse, walk away for say 10 minutes or a half hour and wonder why it's gone. Oh the tragedy!!!

New York used to be a harsh mistress, fun, dangerous maybe...and if you didn't respect her, she'd stab you in the back or take a bite out of you.

Feb. 9, 2012, 12:53 pm

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