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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

A cut above

Police arrested a knife-wielding knucklehead who accidentally cut himself allegedly trying to force his way into a W. 21st Street woman’s apartment on March 22.

The man showed up at the victim’s home between Surf and Mermaid avenues in Coney Island at 3:40 pm, allegedly texting the messages “In [sic] stab the life out u [sic] I promise u [sic] [name redacted] today will be the last” and “I will wreck havoc across your whole house. I’ll be there shortly,” police said.

Cops showed up and arrested the guy, who had cut his own pinky trying to force his way in the apartment, a police report states.

Unlucky day

A goon took some lottery tickets from a Stilwell Avenue store and roughed up the clerk when the employee asked him to pay on March 16.

The brute took the tickets from a store between Surf and Mermaid avenues in Coney Island at 3:10 pm, police said. When the clerk confronted him, the ruffian pushed the worker and threatened to kill him, a police report states.

Uber stickup

Two thugs robbed an Uber driver on the corner of Neptune Avenue and W. 33rd Street in Coney Island on March 17.

The driver pulled up to the location to pick up his fare at 8:55 pm when two men got into the car — one in the passenger seat and another in the back, police said.

The good-for-nothing in the rear put a metal object to the driver’s back, and the front-seat man swiped the driver’s cellphone, a police report states.

Street-fighting man

Nine ne’er-do-wells jumped a Gravesend guy for his phone at Stillwell Avenue and Avenue Z on March 18, but the victim fought back.

The scrappy 19-year-old was on his way home from the Bay 50th Street subway station at 3 pm when nine guys surrounded him and demanded his phone, police said.

The teen declined, so the group set upon him, punching the guy in the face and trying to grab the phone from his pocket, but the kid escaped with his phone and alerted police, officials said. The guy refused medical treatment, a police report states.

Burned at gym

Someone cut the lock to a W. 29th Street gym locker and stole a woman’s wallet on March 20.

The victim secured her stuff in a locker at the gym between Surf and Mermaid avenues in Coney Island at 5:20 pm and retuned an hour and 10 minutes later to find someone had cut the lock and swiped a wallet containing $27 and credit cards, police said.

— Max Jaeger

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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