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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Taken in hand

A teenaged girl and boy were arrested after allegedly hitting a woman and stealing her phone at the Ocean Parkway Q train station on May 24.

The victim told police that she was at the station near Brighton Beach Avenue at 2:20 pm when the suspects took her iPhone out of her hand by force and punched her in the head and body.

The defendants are being charged with robbery, grand larceny, assault, petit larceny, criminal possession of stolen property, menacing and harassment.

Driving error

Police arrested a 21-year-old man who they say refused to pay for his cab ride and then assaulted the driver Brighton Sixth Street on May 6.

According to police, the victim went to drop off the defendant and another man near Brighton Beach Avenue at 4:10 am but they refused to pay. They then punched and kicked him until he fell down, cops said. The victim said the other man then picked up a trash can and hit him with it multiple times.

The defendant is being charged with assault, attempted assault, menacing, theft of services, criminal possession of a weapon and harassment.

— Anna Wendt

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