Ogres swipe hoverboards from teens

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61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Flying off the streets!

Dastardly dudes swiped two teens’ “hoverboards” in two separate incidents just two blocks from one another on Avenue Z on Nov. 16 and Nov. 17.

On Nov. 16, a teen was riding his Swagway hoverboard near Haring Street at 4 pm when a brute some 10 years his senior pushed him off the board and took it for himself, police reported.

The next day around 4:30 pm, another adolescent told cops he was riding the popular mode of transportation near the intersection of E. 29th Street when two older punks hopped out of an Infiniti G35 and demanded he hand it over. He complied and they sped off in a car with the $400 board.

But the joke is on the thieves: the hoverboards that don’t really hover are banned in the city and violators who whizz around city streets on the two-wheeled contraptions face $500 fines.

Let me get my manager

A robber got cold feet when he tried to rob a fast-food restaurant on Nostrand Avenue on Nov. 16.

A employee at the register told police the robber walked in to the eatery between Avenues V and W just before 11 pm and ordered a Big Mac, but when the employee asked for the money, the perp flashed a handgun and asked the employee, “Do you want to die today?” and demanded all the money in the register.

The employee went to get the manager and when they came back, the robber had fled, sans cash and burger, police reported.

Strapped smokers

Three toughs robbed a convenience store on Nostrand Avenue on Nov. 19.

The three walked into the store on the corner of Avenue Y just before 4 am. One pulled out a handgun while the other two went behind the counter and ransacked the place, according to police.

They emptied two registers, took the employees’ credit cards, and grabbed packs of cigarettes, said cops. They also grabbed lottery tickets for some reason.


A maddened burglar smashed his way into a place of business on Emmons Avenue sometime overnight between Nov. 19 and 20.

He broke through the front door and “multiple interior doors,” at the business near the corner of Plumb Third Street, according to a police report.

He also roughed up an automated teller machine in the building and got away with roughly $500 and a bottle of Johnnie Walker whiskey, but managed to do 10 times that much in damage to the place.

— Dennis Lynch

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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