Violent crooks threaten cabbie and steal cash

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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Bad fare

Four crooks robbed a taxi driver at knifepoint on 65th Street on Jan. 25, taking $400.

The victim told police that he picked up the four goons on Kings Highway at 1:30 pm, before taking the group to their destination near W. Fourth Street. That’s when the knave sitting behind him put a knife to his throat, and growled “give us everything,” according to police.

The knife man’s pals busied themselves ransacking the victim’s car, shouting threats the whole time, before they spotted his cash and fled, cops said.

Driveway duel

Some whacko beat a 71-year-old man after the old fella confronted the assailant for parking his car in front of his 81st Street driveway on Jan. 21.

The victim told police he walked outside his home between 19th and 20th avenues at 1 am to give the bruiser a hard time for parking in front of his driveway.

But the fiend wasn’t one for words, and instead of arguing, just started swinging, and clocked the old man in the face a few times, cops said.

Mole man

A brazen thief looted a W. Sixth Street bodega on Jan. 22 — after cutting his way through the wall.

The crook utilized some kind of power tool to shear his way into the deli between Highlawn Avenue and Avenue S at 12:15 am, cops said. He positioned himself for the job after sneaking into an abandoned building adjacent to the bodega, and started cutting, according to police. It’s unclear what property was taken.

Designer deviant

A burglar ransacked a woman’s 83rd Street home of jewelry and designer handbags on Jan. 22.

The victim told police that someone entered her home between Bay Parkway and 23rd Avenue at 11 am, through a window left unlocked in the rear of the house.

Once inside, the thief nabbed a watch, some cash, a silver bracelet, and a Louis Vuitton handbag and wallet, cops said.

The junker job

A thief drove off with a woman’s 1997 Nissan Altima she’d left parked on 64th Street on Jan. 19.

The victim told police that she left her old junker between 19th and 20th avenues at 7 pm, and returned the next day to find an empty spot.

— Colin Mixson

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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