Cops: Suspect beat and rob man for iPhone and cash

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61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend


Two men, ages 18 and 20, were arrested for beating and robbing a man inside a Batchelder Street apartment building on Jan. 17, taking his iPhone and cash.

The victim told police that he was riding an elevator inside the building between Avenues W and X at 7:41 pm. As he went to exit the lift, the suspects attacked him, punching him in the face and kicking him in the gut, before looting his pockets and fleeing with the smartphone and $240, police reported.

Goon brigade

A gun-wielding thug and his pack of goons robbed a man on Avenue X on Jan. 11, taking his wallet.

The victim told police that he was near Bragg Street at 6 pm when the thug called for him across the street.

“Hey, fella, come across the street,” he allegedly beckoned.

The victim ran over to see what the fuss was about, when four other men suddenly appeared. The first thug then took out a gun and took the victim’s wallet, cops said.

Mysterious hero

Two young thugs attempted to rob a 73-year-old woman on Bragg Street on Jan. 12 — but their shameless crime was foiled by a mystery man.

The elderly victim told police that she was near Avenue U at 3:45 pm when the two boys snuck up behind her, bashed her once, and took off with her purse.

Fortunately, a good Samaritan took off after the crooks, who dropped the pocketbook. The hero returned the bag, but didn’t give his name to the woman, cops said.

Ransacked restaurant

A burglar pilfered a Shell Road restaurant sometime overnight on Jan. 16, taking cash and a fancy tablet.

The victim told police that he left the eatery between Avenue X and Bouck Court at 10:30 pm, and returned the next morning to find that the front door was ajar, and that $2,800 and an Apple iPad were missing.


A gun-wielding thug robbed a man inside the lobby of a Batchelder Street apartment building on Jan. 14, taking his iPod touch.

The victim told police that as he entered the building between Avenues V and W at 1 pm the suspect swiped the iPod out of his hand and then leveled a black pistol at this face.

“Get out of here, go up the elevator,” the goon snarled, before fleeing.

Pay day

A burglar hit pay dirt when he ransacked a woman’s Brown Street apartment on Jan. 17 — making off with $11,700 worth of loot.

The victim told police that she left her home near Emmons Avenue at 4 pm, and returned two hours later to find that her back window open and the screen covering it ripped.

Her three Michele watches, a black pearl necklace, and a few other pricey pieces of choice bling were missing.

Bike bandit

A thief nabbed a man’s $5,000 Ellsworth bike from inside a Nostrand Avenue apartment building on Jan. 10.

The victim told police that he left his bike locked up inside a storage locker in the building between Avenue Z and Voorhies Avenue at 9 pm, and returned later to find the locker broken and the bike lock snipped.

Winning the crime lottery

A burglar made off with more than $18,000 worth of cash and bling from an E. Second Street home on Jan. 15.

The victim told police that he left his home between Avenues S and T at 1:30 pm, and returned to find her home completely ransacked. The crook made off with more than $7,000 worth of jewelry and designer sunglasses, as well as $11,000 in cash, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 5:39 pm, July 9, 2018
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