Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights
Two brigands robbed a man at gunpoint on Ridge Boulevard on Nov. 1.
They ran up on their victim near 72nd street at 2:30 am. One man pulled out the gun and told the victim to empty his pockets, while the other went through said pockets, according to police. They took his wallet and phone.
A sneaky burglar broke into an apartment on 13th avenue on Oct. 31, lifting a laptop and an iPhone.
The couple returned from a Halloween pary to their home between 67th Street and 68th Street at 6 pm to find the electronics missing. The burglar appeared to have let himself in through the front door somehow, as police couldn’t find any evidence of a forced entry.
A brutish thief stole a woman’s handbag on Sixth Avenue on Oct. 29.
The victim told cops she was near Senator Street around 5 pm when the man grabbed her bag, knocking her to the ground in the process, according to police. He got away with more than $900 in cash, her wallet, and house keys.
A crowbar-wielding crook broke into and robbed a Third Avenue bodega on Oct. 29.
He broke the front window of the store between 94th Street and 95th Street around 4 am, pried open the register with the crowbar, and stole $1,000 in cash, cops reported.
All that work must have left him parched, because he stopped to swig a bottle of Snapple juice on his way out, surveillance video showed.
A bruiser robbed a guy while he was walking home with his girlfriend on Colonial Road on Halloween night.
The couple was near 72nd street, just before 2 am, when the shyster asked his mark for a lighter. But when the victim refused, the perp punched him in the face, knocking him down, according to a police report.
Then he slammed his face against the sidewalk, took his cellphone and wallet, and fled, said the report.
— Dennis Lynch