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Cops are looking for an identity thief who police said robbed a Coney Island resident blind recently.
Police said that the suspect entered an HSBC bank at 200 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights back on June 16 and used a Coney Island resident’s identity and bank information to fill out a withdrawal slip.
He then looted the victim’s bank account and walked out of the bank without being stopped, since everyone believed that he was the victim.
Armed with a surveillance photo, cops are asking anyone with information about this man to come forward.
Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
15 against 1
Cops from the 61st Precinct rounded up and arrested 15 thugs wanted for a bloody stabbing in Manhattan Beach last week.
Police said that the suspects, males ranging between 23 and 14, allegedly stabbed their victim seven times during the clash at Oriental Boulevard and Coleridge Street.
The 17-year-old victim, a resident of Blake Avenue in East New York, said that he was near the corner at 7:30 p.m. on July 11 when the suspects, who police said lived in East New York and East Flatbush, attacked him.
It was unclear what sparked the attack as this paper went to press.
Cops said that they wasted no time collecting and arrested the suspects, some of whom were found walking along Emmons Avenue on their way back to the train station.
All 15 were charged with assault for being part of the group responsible for the attack.
At least five of the assailants were juveniles, officials said.
The victim’s injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, officials said.
A 63-year-old Coney Island resident was arrested last week when, in an alleged fit of anger, he backed his car into a 20-year-old he had helped raise, alleged police.
Police alleged that Efrain Colon was arguing with his longtime girlfriend and her son outside their home near the corner of West 33rd Street and Bayview Avenue at 1 a.m. on July 9 when he jumped into his Dodge Caravan.
When the 20-year-old stepped out to stop him, Colon allegedly circled around him, then threw the car in reverse and backed into him, police said. He then gunned the engine and drove off, police alleged.
The victim wasn’t seriously injured.
Responding officers convinced Colon to surrender and was charged with assault.
Police were told that Colon was allegedly threatening to throw the victim and his mother out of his apartment when the attack took place.
A 21-year-old man was robbed by a crew of thugs who flashed a knife and claimed that things were going to get “hot” if he didn’t hand over his property.
The victim told police that he was waiting for a bus at the corner of Avenue X and Ocean Parkway at 1:45 a.m. on July 9 when he found himself surrounded by four black males wearing red bandannas.
“Give me your phone, don’t make this hot,” one of the thieves explained as he showed off his blade.
The thieves made off with the victim’s cell phone, keys, books and $35.
No injuries were reported.
Cops are looking for a man who allegedly robbed a 19-year-old Bensonhurst construction worker who said he couldn’t put him to work.
The victim said that he and his crew were at a construction site at the corner of 24th Avenue and 65th Street at 4:15 p.m. on July 13 when an unidentified white male in a white sedan rolled up to them.
The man asked if he could work for them.
When the worker said no, the two began to argue.
That’s when the dangerous day laborer pulled a knife and slashed his victim across the stomach.
He robbed his victim of a gold chain and drove off, officials said.
Cops were still looking for the assailant as this paper went to press.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the 62nd Precinct at (718) 236-2611. All calls will be kept confidential.
Three teenage thugs on bicycles are being sought for a robbery on 18th Avenue near 62nd Street.
A 29-year-old man told police that he was passing the corner just before 6 a.m. on July 9 when he saw the three suspects, described only as white males, approach him.
The victim said he tried to run, but the thieves were too quick for him, police were told.
They allegedly knocked him to the ground and kicked him as they robbed him of his wallet and necklace.
When he tried to run away, the suspects stabbed him in the stomach, leaving him with a minor wound, officials said.
A 17-year-old thief was arrested at the corner of Avenue O and West 7th Street in Gravesend last week just after he and an accomplice allegedly robbed a Bay Parkway store, officials said.
Officials said that suspect Keith Golden was allegedly carrying a sack of loot that he had taken from the grocery near 64th Street when he was stopped by cops from the 62nd Precinct looking for the two thieves.
Workers at the store, located on Bay Parkway near 64th Street, said that the two males entered just before 2 p.m. on July 7, flashed a gun and began putting a number of items in a black bag they brought with them.
Golden was spotted with the bag a short time later, police alleged. Once police approached, he dropped the bag and fled into the rear of a home on Avenue O and West 5th Street, officials alleged.
Cops apprehended Golden after a brief search and struggle.
His accomplice was still at large as this paper went to press.
A 16-year-old boy lost two teeth and suffered a bloody nose during a surprise attack on Bay Parkway and 86th Street last week, officials said.
The victim told police that he was walking by the corner at 3:15 p.m. on July 11 when four males jumped out of an idling gray minivan and attacked.
They punched the victim in the face repeatedly, then fled the scene just as quickly as they arrived, officials said.
It was unclear what prompted the attack at press time.
The cruise of three cuts
A nighttime pleasure cruise leaving Sheepshead Bay ended with a hospital visit for a 28-year-old woman after another party boat patron allegedly attacked her with a knife.
Officials said that the victim and 39-year-old Wayne Lewis, whom she knew, were reportedly on the Sheryl Princess Party Boat together as it returned to Emmons Avenue near East 21st Street when Lewis allegedly pulled a knife in a fit of rage and cut her left palm three times.
When the boat docked, the young woman was taken to Lutheran Medical Center for treatment.
Lewis, a resident of Quincy Street, was taken into custody, charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
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