Mask-clad louts rob man at gunpoint

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60th Precinct

Coney Island—Brighton Beach—Seagate

Bad deal

Three brutes robbed a man at gunpoint after pretending to be pot dealers on W. 33rd Street on Dec. 24, said police.

The man told police he went to the fifth floor of an apartment building between Mermaid and Surf avenues to buy marijuana when three men in ski masks grabbed him. The baddies pushed the man into a staircase and brandished a black gun before swiping his wallet, officials said.

The louts fled on foot, said police.

Racial slurs

Police arrested a woman who they say attacked and screamed racial slurs at another woman at the intersection of Brighton First Path and Brighton First Walk on Dec. 21.

The victim told police that at 1 pm she got into an argument with a woman who began shouting “n----- b----” and “Obama b----” at her. The shrieking woman followed the victim as she tried to walk away and struck her in the left cheek, officials said.

Police arrested the woman on the scene, authorities said.

Bite me

A man bit a police officer after he was arrested for smoking marijuana in a Surf Avenue apartment building stairwell on Dec. 24, police said.

A police officer saw the man smoking a joint in a New York City Housing Authority building’s stairwell between W. 20th and W. 21st streets at 12:10 am, according to a police report. When the officer approached the man he became irate, began flailing his arms, and pushed the officer, said police. The officer attempted to cuff the man but was bit on his right hand, authorities said.


A bruiser knocked a man out with a single blow and stole his wallet on W. 33rd Street on Dec. 19, officials said.

The victim told police that he was between Neptune and Mermaid avenues at 8:30 pm when he was approached by a man who struck him so hard in the mouth that he blacked out.

When the victim came to he discovered his wallet on the ground with $120 missing, according to a police report.

— Caroline Spivack

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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