Brutes grab teen by the throat and take his cellphone

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61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Two against one

Two brutes stole a teen’s cellphone from his pocket while he was walking to the bus on Avenue X on Dec. 7, officials said.

The teen told police he was near Nostrand Avenue at about 5 pm when the two malefactors approached him, and one of them grabbed his throat while the other reached into his pocket and swiped his iPhone 7, according to authorities.

Cold move

A jerk stole a woman’s electric heater from her E. 18th Street home on Dec. 5, police said.

The woman told police she left her home near Avenue W at about 12:30 pm to go to the doctor and when she returned at about 5:30 pm, realized her heater was gone. The woman suspects her landlord because there was no sign of a break in, according to authorities.

Out of thin air

A nogoodnik broke into a woman’s Ocean Parkway home, ransacked the place, and stole pricey jewelry and cash on Dec. 6, police said.

The 25-year-old woman told authorities that the burglar had taken her air conditioner unit out of the window to get into the apartment near Avenue P at about 9 am.

The looter swiped the woman’s pair of Zales earrings, silver ring, Chanel bracelet, Marc Jacobs bracelet, a handbag, watch, and $480, according to authorities.

Left a mess

A punk broke into a woman’s E. 13th Street apartment on Dec. 11 and ransacked her room, police said.

The woman told police she thinks the cad got in through a window in the back of her room near Avenue R at about 2:30 pm. The intruder threw her clothes and jewelry boxes all over the bedroom, but she doesn’t know if anything was stolen, according to authorities.

Late-night snack

A trio of baddies shattered a Harkness Avenue restaurant’s door on Dec. 7, police said.

The miscreants threw a brick into the glass door in the back of the eatery near Plumb Third Street at about 3:45 am, according to authorities.

Surveillance video showed three crooks in black hoodies with ski masks and gloves on enter the business and then try to pry open the safe with a crowbar. But they all fled out the back door without any property, police said.

— Julianne Cuba

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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