Police: Scissors-wielding robber slashes straphanger

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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Next stop, jail

Police arrested a scissors-wielding suspect who they say cut a guy while trying to rob him aboard a D train at New Utrecht Avenue and 70th Street on Nov. 11.

Officers say the victim was on the train when the accused walked up to him, flashed the scissors, and said “Give me your phone and your money.”

The victim resisted and a struggle ensued, leaving him with cuts to his hand, a police report states. When the train reached 79th Street, the conductor kept the doors closed until police arrived, according to the authorities.

Throwing shade

Someone beat a 59-year-old man with an umbrella at the corner of 21st Avenue and 70th Street in Gravesend on Nov. 17, officers stated.

The victim was walking home at 9 pm when a stranger unleashed a flurry of blows with the rain shield, police said. The guy was taken to Lutheran Medical Center for treatment, cops said.

Sweet deal

Three men stole blood-glucose test kits from an 86th Street pharmacy on Nov. 16, per the NYPD.

The trio burst into the store between 15th and 16th avenues in Bensonhurst at 10:30 am, grabbed the kits — which diabetics use to test the level of sugar in their blood — and fled, police said.

Child locks

Cops cuffed a teen who they say attempted to burglarize a parked van on 24th Avenue on Nov. 16.

A construction worker said he saw the suspect get into the van, which is owned by a commercial glass company, between 63rd and 64th streets in Bensonhurst at 7:58 pm.

The man then locked the 17-year-old in and called the cops, police said.

— Max Jaeger

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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