Bandits try to break into diner, rob bodega instead

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61st Precinct

Sheepshead Bay—Homecrest— Manhattan Beach—Gravesend

Try, try again

Some malefactors tried to break into a diner on Nostrand Avenue and cut down its wires on July 31, police said.

The punks cut the wires on the liftgate and broke three locks to try to get into the eatery near Avenue V at about 2:40 am, according to authorities. But the crooks couldn’t get in and instead broke into the bodega next door and stole wads of cash, officials said.

Second time’s a charm

A nogoodnik broke into a Nostrand Avenue bodega and ran off with thousands of dollars in cash and cigarettes on July 31, police said.

The glove- and hat-wearing baddie pried opened the two front doors to the store near Avenue V at about 3:30 am and swiped $2,500 from the automated teller machine, along with five cartons of cigarettes, according to authorities.

Early morning break-in

An intruder broke into a guy’s Colin Place home on Aug. 1, according to authorities.

The 42-year-old homeowner told police the yahoo broke into his house near Cass Place at about 2:30 am through the backdoor that was unlocked and went to the basement and second floor to try to swipe property, police said. The crook then tried to get into the bedroom where the man’s son was sleeping and then fled, according to authorities.


Cops cuffed a teen for swiping doughnuts from a chain store on Kings Highway on Aug. 4.

The 15-year-old and three other unapprehended suspects walked into the store near E. 15th Street at about 4:15 am and hopped behind the counter and grabbed $10 worth of the sweet treats, officials said.

The employee tried to stop the suspects and got into a struggle with them, and hurt his wrist and ribs in the process, according to authorities.

— Julianne Cuba

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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