Brute beats man with baseball bat, nabs $30

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72nd Precinct

Sunset Park–Windsor Terrace

Battered up

A bat-wielding bandit beat and robbed a man on Third Avenue on July 9.

The victim told police the bruiser approached him near 34th Street at around 3:30 p.m., cracking him over the head with the slugger, before nabbing $30 from his pocket, cops said.

Paramedics rushed the victim to a nearby hospital for treatment, while the crook took off running, according to authorities.

Sunset swindler

A con man stole $75,000 from a 44th Street woman on July 2.

The victim told police that she received a phone call from an unknown man, who threatened to track her down and beat her unless she paid up. The victim, who lives between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, sent two wire transfers totaling $75,000 shortly before midnight, cops said.

Smash and grab

A thief looted a parked car on Third Avenue on July 1.

The victim told police that he left his vehicle between 50th and 51st streets at around midnight, only to return the next morning to discover his drivers-side window shattered and $10,000 worth of electronics stolen, cops said.

Rough housing

Cops arrested a man for allegedly beating a man inside his 53rd Street home on July 12.

The victim told police that he was arguing with his brother inside their house between Third and Fourth avenues at 9 p.m. Things heated up when a third man attempted to physically restrain the victim, and bashed him in the head with the handle of his knife, cops said.

When police showed, they cuffed suspect on a felony assault charge, according to authorities.

Midnight picker

A pickpocket stole a woman’s wallet on Fifth Avenue on July 12.

The victim told police the thief snuck up on her near 61st Street and grabbed the wallet out of her purse at shortly after midnight. She turned around just in time to spy the purloiner as he escaped towards 60th Street, cops said.

Busted brutes

Police arrested two men suspected of brutally assaulting a man on Fourth Avenue on July 14.

The victim told police the suspects waltzed up and socked him between Third and Fourth avenues at 11 p.m., before laying into him with flurry of blows.

Police tracked down the two suspects, who were in possession of multiple illicit drugs, and arrested them on felony assault and narcotics possession charges, according to authorities.

Home invasion

A burglar ransacked a 52nd Street home on July 8.

The victim told police that the thief entered the building between Fifth and Sixth avenues through an unlocked bedroom window sometime after 10 a.m., before nabbing $1,300 worth of property.

— Aidan Graham

Posted 12:00 am, July 17, 2019
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