Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate
A woman has no idea how she awoke bloody and battered on W. 24th Street on April 20.
She was walking her dog between Surf and Mermaid avenues in Coney Island at 5:50 am, and the next thing she knew, she woke up on the sidewalk with a skull fracture, police said.
A witness said he saw a man blindside the woman, a police report states. The woman’s dog was recovered nearby at the corner of W. 28th Street and Mermaid Avenue, officials said.
A trio of ruffians rifled through a teen’s bag under threat of violence on Neptune Avenue on April 23.
The victim was between W. Fifth and W. Sixth streets in Brighton Beach on his way home from school at 4 pm when the threesome started to follow him, police said. A block west, between W. Sixth Street and Shell Road, the toughs surrounded him and told him to empty his pockets, a police report states. They took his backpack and went through it, but didn’t take anything, officials said.
The anti-Mr. Rogers attacked his Brighton Third Street neighbor because her kids were too loud on April 23.
The alleged assailant winged a glass at his neighbor in an apartment between Neptune Avenue and Shore Parkway in Brighton Beach at 7:30 am, because the children were too raucous, police said. The mom suffered bruises from the flying cup, officials said.
A heartless heathen stole $1,000 from an elderly woman’s W. 36th Street home on April 18.
The 76-year-old woman spent the night at a friend’s house the evening before, and when she returned to her home between Surf and Mermaid avenues in Coney Island at 10 am, she discovered that someone had busted her front door lock with a drill and taken a stash of cash from under her bed, police said.
A group of goons stole a pre-teen’s phone on W. 29th Street on April 25 — and then stood up the tween’s dad when he tried to get the phone back.
A punks bumped into the kid between Surf and Mermaid avenues in Coney Island at 3:20 pm, police said. One of the fleet-fisted fiends slipped the 12-year-old’s phone from his pocket, a police report states.
The teen tracked the stolen cell to W. 31st Street between Surf and Mermaid avenues, but he was afraid to confront the bandits, so his father texted the stolen phone, saying, “Return phone or we will call the police,” according to police reports.
The thieves called the dad and arranged a time and place to exchange the gizmo for a ransom, but they never showed up, officials said.
— Max Jaeger