Two goons stole a green cab at gunpoint on Cropsey Avenue after getting a lift from Bay Ridge to Bath Beach on March 16, police reported.
The victim told cops that he picked the pair up outside a club at the corner of 88th Street and Third Avenue and drove them to the corner of 19th Avenue at 3:10 am. When the hack pulled over to let the duo out, one of them pulled a gun and pointed it at the back of his skull, cops said.
“Get out of the car,” the fiend supposedly ordered.
The cabbie complied, and the two villains climbed in the front seat and sped away, according to authorities.
A burglar hotwired an elevator and made off with an electric tile cutter from the basement of a 64th Street building on March 12, according to cops.
The super at the residence between Bay Parkway and 23rd Avenue told police that at 9 pm the bandit removed a panel from the lift of the building and re-routed the circuitry to bypass the lock blocking access to the cellar. Once downstairs, the super alleges the villain broke a padlock and grabbed the tile cutter, then fled.
A fiend raided an 18th Avenue shop of fake jewelry, women’s clothes, and cash sometime overnight on March 15, authorities stated.
The store owner said he shut the business between 77th and 78th streets at 7 pm, then returned the next morning to discover the window of the bathroom removed and the bars pried apart.
Searching the store, he saw that the looter had taken several bras, shirts, rhinestone necklaces and earrings, and $475 in cash, according to a report.
A scammer posing as an Internal Revenue Service agent extorted more than $1,780 from a 77th Street woman on March 13, cops said.
The victim reported that her young son got a call from the schemer at their apartment between 18th and 19th avenues at 5 pm. The con man told the boy that his family owed the government money and had to cough it up soon or his father would go to jail, police stated.
The victim said she rushed to put $1,780 on prepaid cards and read the numbers over the phone to the chiseler, who immediately drained the funds.
A crook stole a man’s work parked van on 20th Avenue on March 10, according to police.
The victim told cops he left the vehicle between 65th and 66th streets with his tools and company tax form inside at 9 pm and returned the next morning to find the van gone.
— Will Bredderman