A group of totally bogus bandits decked a guy with a skateboard and robbed him on New Utrecht Avenue on July 6.
The victim was walking near 77th Street around 10:30 pm when out of nowhere a robber hit him over the head four times from behind with the toy, according to police officials. One grabbed his stunned victim’s cellphone and went for his money, but the victim fought back, which prompted the attacker’s four buddies to jump in and beat the guy before fleeing with his phone, according to a police report.
A brigand behind the wheel drove into a pedestrian and robbed him at gunpoint on New Utrecht Avenue on July 6.
The victim was walking to the gym near the corner of 78th Street around 6:30 pm when the maniac drove his silver sedan into him, badly bruising his leg, according to a police report. He got out and whipped out a pistol and from his waistband, took the guy’s phone, and jetted, police said.
Pistol-waving punks robbed a man in the hallway of a Bay 16th apartment building on July 6.
The guy was coming home from work to the building between 85th and 86th streets around 11:15 pm when the pair of galoots stopped in the hallway, one flashed the piece, and they demanded he hand over his necklace and cash, police said. The guy complied, and the robbers fled with his stuff, according to law enforcement sources.
Someone tried to steal a utility truck parked on the N train tracks near the New Utrecht Avenue station on July 1.
The operator parked his ride at the under-construction station around 2 pm and returned sometime later to find someone had removed a block holding the truck on the rails. The would-be thief also disconnected the truck from a trailer and ripped out the ignition in the truck cab presumably to hot-wire it — but failed, police said.
A car thief made an easy grab at a grocery store parking lot on 18th Avenue on July 8.
A driver parked her car in the parking lot near Bath Avenue just before 6 pm with the keys in the ignition and “ran into the store,” police said. When she returned, her car was nowhere to be found.
— Dennis Lynch