Goons choke, rob man on Senator Street

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

On hold

Two brutes put a man in a chokehold and stole his bag on Senator Street on Aug. 12, police say.

The victim reported that he was walking to his car parked between Third and Fourth avenues at 7:10 pm when one of the punks grabbed him and put him in a headlock. The other demanded his satchel.

“Drop your bag,” the savage ordered.

The man let go of the sack — with $5,500 in cash and two pairs of glasses inside — and the goons grabbed it. The thugs then jumped into a nearby car and sped away.


Two thugs jumped a woman for her empty purse on 64th Street on Aug. 13, according to cops.

The victim told police she was walking between 12th and 13th avenues at 2:50 pm when the lowlifes ran up behind her and knocked her to the ground. The pair then grabbed her purse and, after a struggle, pulled it away. The woman suffered a minor arm injury, but no severe losses, since there were no valuables in the bag.

Hit and run

A pedal-pushing punk snatched a woman’s purse on 78th Street on Aug. 16, authorities alleged.

The victim said she was near Third Avenue at 11:15 am when the bike-riding brute rolled up, jumped off, and shoved her to the ground. The crook then seized her bag — with $100 cash inside — and rode away.

Bum beating

A vicious villain struck a homeless man with a piece of wood inside McKinley Park on Aug. 13, according to police.

The victim said he was sitting inside the green space near the corner of 66th Street and Seventh Avenue at 2 pm when the fiend came up and cracked him on the skull with the chunk of lumber.

Dyker heist

A perp pillaged a 68th Street apartment of cash and electronics on Aug. 15, cops report.

The victim said he left his pad between Eighth Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway at 8 am. When he returned at 9:30 pm, he found his home ransacked, and his two iPhones, one iPod, and $3,300 in cash missing.


A crook ripped off thousands of dollars in tools from an 88th Street construction site sometime overnight on Aug. 14, cops say.

The contractor said his workers got off the job at 3:30 pm, and locked the plywood fence behind them. When the laborers returned to the site at 11:30 the next morning, they found a sheet of the plywood removed, and a nail gun, compressor, impact drill — along with its battery and charger — several ladders, a hammer, and two saws all gone.


A pickpocket swiped a woman’s wallet from her purse inside an 86th Street clothing store on Aug. 17, police state.

The victim said she was perusing the racks at the shop between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 1:40 pm when she felt somebody bump up against her. But she didn’t think much of it until a few minutes later, when she looked in her pocketbook and discovered her billfold missing.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507.
Updated 10:14 pm, July 9, 2018
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What a shame from Bay Ridge says:
"Bum Beating" is a sad title.
Aug. 22, 2013, 8:13 pm

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