Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate
A couple of pot dealers shot and robbed a customer during a deal on 27th Avenue on April 5, according to a police report.
The deal started off like any other — the dealer and his buddy got in their customer’s car near Harway Avenue around 3 am. But instead of pulling out a bag of herb, the dealer whipped out a pistol and demanded the buyer’s cash.
He grabbed $400 out of his pocket, but the smoker refused to give it up so easy and struggled to stop him. That ended when the dealer shot him in the arm and stomach. The pusher and his pal hopped out of the car and fled in a gray BMW, police said.
Police arrested a suspect who robbed a teen of his Beats headphones at the Brighton Beach Avenue subway stop on April 7, according to police.
The victim got on the Q train just after 5 pm at the Ocean Parkway stop and took it to the stop near Brighton Sixth Street. A group of guys were on the train at the time and followed him off and over to the B train waiting at the station, police said.
The victim boarded the train, but when he sat down, one of them yanked the headphones off his head and fled on foot, cops said. Police caught up with one of them later.
Crooks swiped tools from a W. 33rd Street utility room on April 4 — the latest in a string of thefts at Coney Island public housing complexes, according to police.
A caretaker showed up for work at the complex between Surf and Mermaid avenues the next morning and found the door in the lobby leading to the maintenance room was open and unlocked. Inside, she found a hole in the wall leading to a hallway. The thieves stole some construction tools, law enforcement officials said.
A burglar broke into a Bay 49th Street home through a basement door on April 7, according to a police report.
The owner came home around 1:30 am to find the front basement door of his home between Harway and Cropsey avenues wide open. Upon investigation he found two food serving sets missing from his home. There was no damage to either the basement or front door, police said.
— Dennis Lynch