Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate
Cops cuffed a man who they say shot a woman while she was picking her kids up from school on Brighton Beach Avenue on Nov. 5.
The woman was heading to her kids’ school at 2:15 pm when she saw a group of guys fighting at the Brighton Beach Avenue and Brighton Sixth Court, police said.
One of the men let a bullet fly and it struck the woman in the left arm, a police report states. The woman did not appear to be the intended target, and she was taken to Coney Island Hospital in stable condition, officers stated.
A knife-wielding ne’er-do-well robbed a guy for $2 in change in a W. 31st Street apartment building on Nov. 4, a report recounts.
The robber flashed a blade and took the coins as his victim exited an elevator in the abode between Surf and Mermaid avenues at 5:10 pm, police said.
Two brutes beat up a 65-year-old Murdock Court man and stole his cash-filled fanny pack on Nov. 6, cops said.
The trouble started when the man came home to his apartment building between West Street and Ocean Parkway at 9 pm and checked his mailbox in the lobby, police said.
The two punks approached and one pinned him against a wall while the other punched him in the face and stole a fanny pack containing $5,000, credit cards, and debit cards, a police report states.
A man was arrested for supposedly breaking into someone’s Brighton 10th Court home on Nov. 3, after the resident found the suspect rifling through his bedroom dresser, cops reported.
Officers believe the accused snuck into the home between Holt and Fay courts through an unlocked window at 2:05 am, according to the authorities. But the resident was home and called the police, who showed up before the suspect could flee, NYPD officials said.
Someone stole the tires, rims, and brakes from a car parked on Hart Place on Nov. 2, according to a report.
The driver parked her ride between W. 15th and W. 16th streets at 10 pm, but when she returned at 9 the next morning, someone had ripped off the wheels, valued at $6,400, cops said.
A fraudster is tricking potential Gravesend residents out of their hard-earned cash by getting them to sign leases for a Cropsey Avenue apartment that’s not for rent.
The phony real estate agent is listing an apartment for rent at 2606 Cropsey Ave. between Bay 44th Street and 26th Avenue on Craigslist, police said. The scam artist shows the pad to prospective renters, getting them to ink a lease and fork over cash for the first month’s rent, but the keys don’t work, law enforcement sources said.
Four people have fallen victim to the scam since Nov. 7, according to police.
— Max Jaeger