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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Gravesend strangler

A lowlife grabbed a woman by her throat and took her purse on W. Fifth Street on May 30, according to cops.

The victim said she was between Avenues T and U at 10 pm when the savage came up, put her in a choke hold, and ordered her not to scream. The fiend then threw her to the ground, tore her pocketbook away, and fled.

Punch pull

A pair of punks struck a man and stole his cash and cellphone on 86th Street on May 31, police report.

The victim told cops he was near the corner of Bay 29th Street at 3:20 am when the two goons came up, punched him in the shoulder, and demanded his money. The brutes then rifled through his pockets and took $160 and his mobile device before fleeing.

Background check

A cheapskate crook pulled a gun on a server in the parking lot of a Kings Highway restaurant after refusing to pay for his meal on June 2, police state.

The victim said the lowlife tried to dine and dash at the eatery between W. 12th and W. 13th streets at 8:10 am. When the worker pursued him to his car, the crook displayed his firearm and pointed to it, before escaping the scene.

Stranger danger

Three thugs brutalized a man after luring him outside a 75th Street eatery on May 29, authorities say.

The victim said he was inside a restaurant between 16th and 17th avenues at 12:25 am when an unknown man called for him to come outside. When the victim stepped into the street, the stranger and two accomplices began punching him, and sliced his arm with a box-cutter. An ambulance took the victim to Lutheran Medical Center.

Bait and switch

A burglar swiped a man’s fishing gear from his 74th Street apartment on May 27, according to police.

The victim said that he left his building — which is surrounded by construction scaffolding — between 19th and 20th avenues at 10 am. When he returned later that day, he discovered someone had entered his pad from his balcony and made off with two fishing poles, a holder, and his tackle box.

— Will Bredderman

Updated 10:11 pm, July 9, 2018
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