Brute beats man in Fourth Ave robbery

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72nd Precinct

Sunset Park–Windsor Terrace

Sunset savage

A bruiser brutally robbed a man on Fourth Avenue on June 18.

The victim told police he was walking home from a bar between 39th and 40th streets when the fiend approached at around 12:30 a.m., and repeatedly hit him in the back of the head. After the victim fell to the ground, the perp grabbed his cellphone and wallet, before running off, cops said.

Wallet weasel

A thief robbed a man on Seventh Street on June 20.

The victim told police he was getting out of his car between Greenwood Avenue and Ocean Parkway at around 6:15 p.m., when the crook approached and demanded his wallet, which the victim duly handed over, cops said.

Window wastrel

Cops arrested two men for allegedly burglarizing a 21st Street store on June 23.

The suspects broke into the store near Third Avenue by smashing a second floor window at approximately 2 a.m. Once inside, the men nabbed $3,450 worth of property, cops said.

Police tracked down the suspects later that day and charged them with felony grand larceny.

Sticky fingers

A pickpocket snatched a woman’s wallet and Samsung tablet on Fifth Avenue on June 23.

The victim told police that she felt someone touching her backpack as she was walking between 55th and 56th streets at around 5 p.m., and when she turned around, she saw the thief rummaging through the bag, before running off with the computer tablet, cops said.

Hungry thieves

Three freebooters robbed a food delivery driver on 33rd Street on June 20.

The victim told police he was between Third and Fourth avenues when the punks approached at around 5:50 p.m., before grabbing the $28 food order and fleeing, cops said.


A carjacker burglarized a parked car on 20th Street on June 20.

The victim told police he returned to his car between Fifth and Sixth avenues to find the passenger-side window smashed in at around 6 a.m., and $2,025 worth of cash and other items stolen, cops said.

— Aidan Graham

Updated 1:37 pm, June 26, 2019
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