Teens beat, rob man on Avenue U

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61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

When teens attack

Three punks jumped a 53-year-old man on Avenue U on June 13 — roughing him up before fleeing with his phone.

The victim told police that he was waiting for a bus between E. Eighth and E. Ninth streets at 4:15 am when the teens crept up on him and slugged him the face.

The thieves then fled across Avenue U on foot, leaving the victim with a nasty cut under his eye.

Window watcher

A thief ransacked a woman’s Ocean Parkway home on June 13 — taking an iPad an a desktop computer.

The victim told police that she left her house between Avenue V and Gravesend Neck Road to take her daughter for her road test at 10:30 am, but returned later to find that her back door was ajar and a window screen was ripped open.

The woman realized she’d left a window closed, but unlocked, and later told police as much after she realized her valuables were missing.

Pizza thieves

Two thugs punched a 13-year-old kid in the face on Avenue V on June 13, and took his cellphone — and his pizza.

The victim told police that he was between Brown and Batchelder streets on his way home with a pie at 7:19 pm when the suspects walked up and inquired about the time.

“What time is it?” one of the crooks asked.

As the kid took out his cellphone, however, the goons punched him in the face, grabbed his pizza and phone, and fled, according to police.

Bad breakup

A woman attempted to stab her ex-boyfriend inside his Avenue W home on June 14, cops reported.

The victim told police that he was inside his home between Nostrand Avenue and Batchelder Street at 12:30 am when his ex-girlfriend arrived to pick up some of her things. Perhaps inevitable, an argument ensued, and escalated.

The woman hurled objects through the man’s windows, at one point hitting him in the face — with a radio — and then grabbed up a knife and tried to slash the man, according to police.

Purse dipper

A pickpocket nabbed $2,000 from a woman’s handbag on E. 15th Street on June 14.

The victim told police that she was near Kings Highway at 1:50 pm when a man walking the other direction bumped into her. Thinking nothing of it, the woman continued on, but when she later went to pay for an item, she realized that the bag was short a large chunk of change.

Hijacked Hyundai

A crook drove off with a man’s Hyundai parked on Avenue Z on June 13.

The victim told police that he left his 2004 Hyundai Elantra between E. 12th and E. 13th street at 8 am, and returned the next day to find an empty spot.

The victim told police, who didn’t find any broken glass at the scene, that he was in possession of the only set of keys.

Big haul

A crook pilfered a woman’s Amherst Street home on June 14 — taking so much property, the victim’s son said he’d have to return to police with a list.

The victim’s son told police that his mother’s home near Oriental Boulevard was undergoing heavy renovations and that only his mother and the foreman had keys to get inside. The son said that he left the home at around 2:30 am, and returned about four hours later to check on the place, only to find it had been completely looted.

So much property was removed, according to police, that the victim’s son couldn’t say what had been taken.

— Colin Mixson

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