Unarmed goon tries to stand up Mermaid Ave. eatery

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Quick-draw dunce

A thief knocked over a Mermaid Avenue eatery in the early morning hours of Nov. 17, but the finger pistol in his pocket wasn’t enough to secure any loot.

The victim told police that he transferring cash from the register to the safe at the restaurant between W. 28th and W. 29th streets at 2:26 am, when the thief barged in, his finger inside his pocket to simulate a pistol.

“Give me the f------ money, or I’ll shoot you,” the crook bellowed.

The lout then forced his way past the counter, and rifled through the man’s pockets, looking for cash, cops said.

It’s unclear if the thief scored any loot in the robbery, cops said.

Date rape

A man picked up a 16-year-old girl from her Avenue X school on Nov. 17, before taking her to a brand-new Stillwell Avenue hotel and forcing himself on her, police allege.

The victim told police that she got into a car with the 20- to 30-year-old man outside her school near Stillwell Avenue at 6 pm. The two then drove to a new hotel between Avenue Z and Shore Parkway, where the alleged rape occurred, cops said.

Bat man

A bat-wielding crook robbed a 52-year-old man on Stillwell Avenue on Nov. 20, taking jewelry.

The victim told police he was on his way to meet a friend between Avenue Z and Shore Parkway when the crook jumped him and took his jewelry. The crook then chased him across the street, wielding his bat madly, before fleeing, cops said.

Camcorder crook

A burglar ransacked a Bay 49th Street apartment on Nov. 18, taking computers.

The victim told police the crook entered his apartment between Harway and Stillwell avenues at 3 pm, before making off with a laptop and camcorder.

Cinder-block blues

A criminal pit crew snatched the tires off of a man’s car on E. Sixth Street on Nov. 17.

The victim told police that he left his car near 86th Street at 4 am, and returned later to find his ride on cinder blocks, and $3,000 worth of tires missing.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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