Gunman robs contractor leaving work site

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Contract thief

A gunman robbed a contractor as he exited a Neptune Avenue home he was working at on Oct. 27.

The victim told police he first spotted the ne’re-do-well as he was approaching the house between W. 35th and W. 36th streets at 1 pm, eyeing the man lingering outside the work site. The victim was on his way out when the robber put a pistol to his head, and uttered his demand, cops said.

“Take it easy, give me everything,” the thief growled.

The victim then turned out his pockets, and handed over $300, his cellphone, and jewelry he was wearing, according to police.

Grab bag

A purse snatcher resorted to violence and beat a woman for her belongings on W. 28th Street on Oct. 28.

The victim told police that she was between Mermaid and Surf avenues at 1:55 am when she felt the pull of some reprobate trying to wrench the purse off he shoulder. When she tried tugging back, the thief swung at her and caught her in the chin, cops said.

The blow staggered the woman, causing her to lose her grasp on her belongings and the thief fled, according to police.

Caught red-handed

Cops busted a 16-year-old boy who they say beat and robbed an 18-year-old woman on W. 11th Street on Oct. 28.

The victim told police that she was between Avenue W and W. Eighth Street at 2 pm when the suspect started pushing her around, before slugging her in the face. Sufficiently cowed, the suspect went on to reap her cellphone, jacket, and Nike sneakers before fleeing, according to police.

When the cops caught up with the suspect, they claim to have found the victim’s phone clutched in his right hand, and were able to return the cell, along with the victim’s stolen cloths, cops said.


Three men were arrested for the suspected brutal beating of a man with a pipe on W. First Street on Oct. 23.

The victim, 19, told police that he was near Avenue Z at 7:30 pm when one of the suspects demanded he hand over his cash. The victim tossed $100 on the ground, but instead of taking the money and running, the suspects started punching him, according to police.

One of the suspects then grabbed a metal pipe laying on the ground nearby and started working it over the victim, cops said. The suspects left the victim bloody and bruised on the ground, some fleeing on foot, while others sped off in a nearby car, according to police.


Cops arrested a 16-year-old boy for his part in the robbery of a woman on West Street on Oct. 28.

The victim told police that she was between Murdock and Nixon courts at 8:10 pm when the suspect and another crook grabbed her by the throat from behind. The suspect and his alleged accomplice then slugged in her in the face, before taking her purse and cellphone, cops said.

Beat, by Dr. Dre

A bandit stole a man’s headphones right off his head inside a Stillwell Avenue bodega on Oct. 29.

The victim told police that he was inside the sandwich shop between Bay 50th Street and Stillwell Avenue at 10 am when the thief snatched the headphones off his head. Before fleeing, the delinquent let the victim know that if he went to the cops, he’d be shot, according to police.

Lap larceny

A reprobate snatched a purse off the lap of a 62-year-old woman sitting on Avenue W on Oct. 29.

The victim told police that she was relaxing between Stillwell Avenue and W. 13th Street at 5 pm when the crook grabbed her purse, which contained $40 and her only set of keys.


A cad stripped the valuables off of a woman inside a W. 31st Street building on Nov. 1.

The victim told police that she was in the lobby of the edifice between Mermaid and Surf Avenues at 9:30 am when a man coming asked her to open the door for him.

Happy to comply, the victim allowed the rogue inside, at which point he thrust her against a wall and grabbed her purse and cellphone, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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