Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate
Someone managed to drive off in a Bobcat vehicle from a construction site at a high school on Ocean Parkway sometime between Feb. 18 and Feb. 26, police said.
The owner of the vehicle parked it at the site near West Avenue on Feb. 18 and returned a week later to discover it was nowhere to be found, according to police.
Three louts beat up and robbed a teen on Mermaid Avenue on Feb. 29, police said.
The victim was between W. 21st and W. 20th streets when the three bruisers approached him and demanded to know what he had in his pockets. One pushed him to the ground and another kicked him in the face, leaving him with cuts and bruises on his lip and jaw.
Then they took his cellphone and some credit cards and fled, according to police.
A trio of bandits took $30 from a teen at the Stillwell Avenue subway station on Feb. 29, according to a police report.
The three bad guys followed their victim onto a Coney Island-bound D train at Bay 50th Street and off at the last stop on the line. They followed him down the mezzanine, surrounded him, and told him to “run his s---,” police said.
One then pushed the victim down and grabbed $30 out of his pockets. His two brutish buddies followed him.
A cat burglar broke into a W. 23rd Street construction site sometime overnight on March 1, police said.
Workers arrived at the site around 7 am the next day to find someone had broken a padlocked door at the site. The thief stole $5,700 worth of construction equipment, including a ladder and some extensions cords, police said.
A weasel stole a man’s luxury car parked on Cropsey Avenue on Feb. 29, according to a police report.
The man had turned the car over to a repair service, which parked it near Bay 52nd Street around 2 pm. When he returned to pick it up in a few days later, it was long gone, police said.
The garage still had both sets of keys and lost an auto-testing kit and some tools workers had left in the car, according to police.
— Dennis Lynch