A scoundrel put the finishing touches on a burglary when he doused a King’s Highway shop’s automated teller machine with bleach on June 30.
Cops say someone broke into the gift shop near W. Sixth Street around 9:40 am by breaking the lock on the basement door and made off with hundreds of dollars in cash and a bounty of electronics. The burglar also tried to break into the shop’s cash dispenser, leaving the cover damaged and covered in bleach, though it’s unknown if he was successful, cops say.
Cops cuffed a guy who they say broke into an apartment at 84th Street and 18th Avenue and took out a bunch of copper pipes on June 30.
The alleged looter broke into a man’s apartment around 6:30 pm and cut several copper pipes with a bolt cutter. He then tried to remove them from the property but was caught in the act while exiting through the front door and was arrested, cops say.
His bolt cutters were found at the scene.
Some lunatic slapped a man across the face with a sandal during a spat at a Bath Avenue laundromat on July 4.
The victim says he got into a verbal dispute with a man at the laundromat at Bay 27th Street around 3:10 pm, leading the hothead to jump over the counter and strike the man across the face with his sandal, leaving bruises and lacerations on his face and head.
The bruised victim told cops the slap-happy nut also put him in a headlock before fleeing the scene in a red Ford.
Cops arrested a couple of goons who allegedly assaulted a guy on W. Fourth Street and tried to steal his wallet on July 1.
The victim was walking home when the villains approached him between 65th Street and Avenue O and one of them said “Run your pockets.”
When the victim refused, the nasty pair started punching him as they tried to take the wallet from his back pocket. Both perps were arrested, cops say.
— Allegra Hobbs