Cops: Blade-toting killer murders Coney woman

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Killed in Coney

An unknown killer murdered a woman in her W. 37th Street apartment on Jan. 24.

Someone found the body of Victoria Hammond in her apartment between Mermaid and Neptune avenues in Coney Island at 9:35 pm and called 911, police said.

The victim suffered multiple stab wounds to her torso and cuts to her head, a police report states. The medical examiner has yet to determine the official cause of death, a police report states.

Trio robs teen

Police arrested three suspects — two of them teenagers — who they said robbed a man at gunpoint at Neptune Avenue on Jan. 23.

The 17-year-old victim was waiting for a bus near W. 33rd Street at 9 pm when four guys demanded his cash and allegedly flashed a black handgun, police said.

The victim declined to hand over his dough, so the fearsome foursome allegedly started kicking and punching the guy before stealing $10 and making a break for it, a police report states.

But officers caught up with three of the four fiends, officials said. The victim refused medical attention, a police report states.

Stray bullet strikes

A gunman fired shots on W. 23rd Street on Jan. 20 — and an unlucky guy caught two of the stray bullets.

The victim was between between Mermaid and Neptune avenues in Coney Island at 12:43 pm when he heard several gunshots and felt bullets tear into both of his legs, police said.

The guy shuffled a block toward Surf Avenue, where paramedics picked him up and took him to Lutheran Medical Center, a police report states. The victim didn’t see who fired the shots, officials said.

Senior slashed

Cups cuffed a man who they said slashed a 64-year-old W. 33rd Street man in the face with a butter knife for no apparent reason on Jan. 20.

The attack went down in the victim’s apartment near Surf Avenue in Coney Island at 5 pm, police said. Paramedics took the victim to Lutheran Medical Center, a police report states.

12 grand gone

A dastardly duo stole $12,000 from a W. 16th Street residence on Jan. 20.

The victim discovered the break-in at 12:20 pm after returning to the apartment between Bay 50th Street and Avenue Z in Gravesend to find someone had broken in and taken the cash, police said. A neighbors saw two men leaving the residence and jumping over a rear fence, a police report states.

Cupkcake caper

A ravenous raider stole ice tea mix, cupcakes, and $32 from a W. 25th Street apartment sometime between Jan. 21 and Jan. 23.

The resident left her apartment between Mermaid and Surf avenues in Coney Island at 6 am that Wednesday and returned at 10:20 pm the following Friday to find that someone had tampered with her lock and sneaked off with her snacks, police said.

Attacked for alms

Police say they found crack cocaine on a man who they arrested for snatching a woman’s purse at Mermaid Avenue on Jan. 20.

The victim was near W. 16th Street at 9:20 pm when the suspect asked her for a dollar, and while she was searching for a bill in her bag, the man allegedly snatched the purse and ran off, police said.

Cops caught up with the guy a short time later, and, as they were arresting him on suspicion of the robbery, they found a small quantity of crack on him, a police report states.

— Max Jaeger

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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