Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate
Three crooks beat and robbed a woman in her W. Eighth Street public housing apartment on March 14, according to a police report.
The victim answered a knock at the door of her apartment between 86th Street and Avenue X around 10:15 am from a woman asking for help, but when she opened the door two men — one of them masked, wielding a baseball bat and a handgun — forced their way into her apartment.
The masked robber hit her in the back of the head with the handgun and both followed her into her bedroom as she crawled away from them. They demanded money and jewelry, took $200 from a dresser in her bedroom, and fled, police said.
A binder-wielding cretin attacked a woman jogging near her Bath Avenue home on March 16, according to police.
She was running down the street between Bay 43rd and Bay 44th streets, across from the Lafayette High School baseball field when the maniac — who she said was a complete stranger — came up to her swinging the binder. He pushed her to the ground and hit her multiple times, police said, then fled.
Some scumbag cut up a well-intentioned motorist after he interrupted his argument with a woman on Oceanview Avenue on March 20, police said.
The man was in his car at a stop sign at Brighton 12th Street when he saw the man arguing with the woman who was with her child, and yelled out to him from his car, “what are you doing,” prompting the savage to come at him with a knife.
He stabbed the man multiple times in the ribs and cut his hand, then fled in a white sedan with a temporary New Jersey license plate, police said. The victim ended up in the hospital with stab wounds and a dislocated shoulder, according to police.
Two burglars broke into a Mermaid Avenue bodega on March 14, police said.
Surveillance video shows the two knaves lifting a metal gate and breaking the glass door into the deli near W. 22nd Street just before 5 pm, police said. The thieves somehow managed not to wake the bodega owner sleeping in the back of the store.
They grabbed some cigar boxes and incense, left, and then came back for some cigar wraps, according to a police report.
A thief broke into a boiler room at a W. 23rd Street housing complex on March 14, police said.
The bad guy broke a latch and lock on the door to the boiler room at the complex between Neptune and Mermaid avenues around 3:30 pm, according to a police report. The burglar stole two retractable “lifeline” safety harness winches.
A similar, but more elaborate burglary took place at a boiler room in the complex last week.
— Dennis Lynch