Police: Armed squatter kicked man out of his own house

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Squat to trot

Police arrested an alleged gun-toting squatter who they say kicked a guy out of his own Avenue V apartment for three weeks on Oct. 29.

The suspect allegedly burst into an apartment between W. 12th and W. 13th streets in Gravesend at 3 pm and punched the resident in the face, then took his keys. Officers believe the suspect then whipped out a silver revolver and told the resident “If you call the police, I will shoot you.”

The accused kicked the resident out of his own apartment, and the victim didn’t come back for three weeks for fear of reprisal, law enforcement officials said. When the victim finally did reach out to police, they stormed in and arrested the accused, per a report.

So pushy

A man was arrested for allegedly beating up an undercover cop on Surf Avenue on Oct. 21 after agreeing to sell the officer crack cocaine.

Police say the undercover and the suspect met at an undisclosed location, and the dealer left to get the goods but never returned to the meeting place.

Later that day, at 7:50 pm, the accused saw his potential client between Stillwell Avenue and W. 15th Street, but the deal went sour when the guy started punching the undercover in the face, a police report states.

Two uniformed officers came to the undercover’s aid, police said. All three officers left the fracas with cuts and bruises, and paramedics took them to Coney Island and Lutheran hospitals in stable condition, cops said.

Road rage

A drive-by gunman took six shots at a guy while he stood outside of his 28th Avenue apartment on Nov. 21, according to the authorities.

The 33-year-old target was in front of his home between Cropsey and Harway avenues at 10 pm when a truck drove by and the driver squeezed off six shots, police said. The victim was not hit in the incident, NYPD officials reported.

Stealing hearts, cash

A bouquet-bearing stranger stole $8,000 from a W. 31st Street apartment on Nov. 15, officers stated.

The thief entered the woman’s apartment with flowers at 3 pm, but he went into the bedroom and took an envelope containing the cash and then fled, a police report recounts. The victim could not recall the man’s name, police said.

Bullies terrorize school kids

A group of brutes is preying on Coney Island students as they walk to school, cops say. Two students filed police reports on Nov. 17 saying that a group of five men surrounded them and tried to rob them, according to police reports.

• The first incident went down as a kid was walking to school at Brighton Fourth Road.

He was near Brighton Sixth Street at 8:45 am when the crew surrounded him and asked him what was in his pockets, cops said. The victim told the group he didn’t have anything and bolted, police related.

• Fifteen minutes later, at the same location, the fearsome fivesome surrounded another student, officers said.

“Don’t bother running. Just give me what you have in your pockets,” one supposedly said.

The fiends patted the kid down and took his wallet, then sauntered off, according to a report.

— Max Jaeger

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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