Burglars visit senior pretending to be relatives and rob her

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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Vile visitation

A wicked trio of brazen burglars swiped $200 bucks from an 87-year-old woman’s 20th Avenue apartment on Jan. 11 — while she was home — after letting themselves in and acting like visiting relatives.

The victim told police that she was inside her home between 65th and 66th streets at 7 pm when suddenly the burglars, a man, woman, and child, entered her apartment through the unlocked front door.

Once inside, the kid immediately sat down and watched television, while the man and woman approached the confused woman, telling her that they knew her and were visiting, cops said.

The woman then continued to distract the victim, while her male accomplice went into bedroom, only to emerge shouting, “We need to go, we’re late,” according to police.

The group then left, leaving the poor, old lady to discover she’d been swindled out of $200, cops said.


A 37-year-old man was arrested slugging a man and making off with his jacket inside a Cropsey Avenue park on Jan. 10, police said.

The victim told police that he was near Bay 28th Street at 4:45 pm when the suspect socked him in the face, then removed his jacket.

The victim ended up at Coney Island Hospital, where he was treated for wounds sustained during the attack, cops said.

Bathroom burglar

A thief snuck into a woman’s Cropsey Avenue apartment while she was using the bathroom on Jan. 5, and managed to flee with her handbag and Kindle.

The victim told police that she returned home to her apartment between 24th Avenue and Bay 37th Street at 2:44 pm and placed her handbag near the front door before heading to the loo.

While she was in the bathroom, the victim heard her front door open, and she rushed out to find that her purse and electronic reading device were missing, cops said.

Upon realizing she’d been burglarized, the woman stuck her head out the door and spotted a man fleeing down the stairwell, according to police.

Jewel heist

A burglar looted a man’s 64th Street home on Jan. 9, taking jewelry.

The victim told police that the crook snuck into the apartment between 20th and 21st avenues at 6:30 pm, entering through a bedroom window. Once inside, the crook snatched all the jewelry he could find, including a solid gold bracelet and gold necklace, and a wad of cash before fleeing, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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