Cops: Teen arrested for stealing from home

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Sticky fingers

Police arrested a 17-year-old who they say stole a phone and wallet from a home on Coney Island Avenue back on Oct. 25, 2012.

The victim said she saw the suspect escaping out of her house between Ocean View and Brighton Beach avenues at 8 am. The alleged home-invader got away with her phone and wallet, according to the victim.

Police say the teen was approached by a neighbor on the block as he left the home, and pulled knife on the good Samaritan before fleeing.

Rude awakening

A 58-year-old man was arrested for pick-pocketing a sleeping man on W. 24th Street on May 22, according to police.

The victim said he was snoozing between Mermaid and Surf avenues at 2 am and felt someone fishing around in his pockets.

Rip Van Winkle opened his eyes to discover the suspect with his wallet in hand, cops said. The alleged pick-pocket threw the wallet at its owner’s feet, but not before slipping the cash out of it and running away, police said.

Beat down

Police arrested a 21-year-old man and an unknown ruffian who they say pummeled and robbed a man on Mermaid Avenue on April 19.

The victim said he was near W. 23rd Street at 6:30 pm when two men jumped him and jacked his wallet out of his pocket.

The victim said he saw a gun in the waistband of one of the men before the two fled.

— Kelly Haight

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