Rooftop raider robs Fifth Ave. home

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68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Filcher on the roof

A lowlife used a rooftop perch to raid a Fifth Avenue apartment and steal $750 in cash sometime between Jan. 2 and Jan. 6, authorities said.

The victims said they left home at 5 pm on Jan. 2 and returned four days later at 8:20 am. Their homecoming gift: they discovered the villain had gotten atop the building, swung in through one of the rear windows, rifled through their desk, and took their dough, cops said.

Pop a wheel

A crook jacked the rims and tires off a car parked on 84th Street on Jan. 9, according to cops.

The victim told police he parked his sedan near Seventh Avenue at midnight and returned seven hours later to discover his treads and flashy add-ons gone.

Escape artist

A burglar broke into a 67th Street apartment through the fire escape window and made off with a stash of jewelry and cash on Jan. 7, police stated.

The victim said he left his home between Sixth and Seventh avenues at 10:30 am and returned four hours later. On arriving, he found his bling and bills missing, cops said.


A fiend shoved a Fourth Avenue store clerk to the floor and lifted $1,364 from the register on Jan. 10, police reported.

The victim said the brute barged into the bodega between 92nd and 93rd streets at 7:15 pm and threw him to the ground. The goon then grabbed the cash from the till and, when the worker tried to stop him, the punk punched him in the face and scrammed, cops said.


Two lugs bashed a Fort Hamilton Parkway internet cafe owner on the brain-case with a cinder-block and stole his cash register on Jan. 12, police said.

The victim reported that the concrete-wielding crooks came into his cafe between 62nd and 63rd streets at 6:10 am. One smashed him on the head with the building cube and — when the store owner threw up his hands to shield himself — broke his arm, according to cops. The accomplice then grabbed the register, with $200 inside, and the dirty duo fled the scene, cops said.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507.
Updated 10:16 pm, July 9, 2018
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