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Kidnapped and robbed
Two thugs are being sought for grabbing a 22-year-old man off the streets of Bensonhurst only to take him to a nearby home where he was beaten until he gave up his debit card and PIN number.
The victim said that he was walking down New Utrecht Avenue near 71st Street at 2 a.m. on September 4 when he was jumped by two white males walking past him.
Police were told that the suspects punched the victim and then threw him into a blue minivan with tinted windows.
The suspects then took him to a private home near the corner of 79th Street and 17th Avenue, robbed him of his debit card and beat him until he gave them the card’s personal identification number.
The victim said that he managed to escape the home two hours later – after his kidnappers got what they wanted from him.
He suffered some bruises and swelling, but was otherwise unharmed, officials said.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 62nd Precinct at (718) 236-2611. All calls will be kept confidential.
80th Street rob
A 13-year-old was put in a headlock and robbed of his property as he made his way home from school last week.
The victim said that he was on 80th Street near 20th Avenue just after 5:15 p.m. on September 4 when a 17-year-old white male stopped him in his tracks.
Police said that the 13-year-old suffered several bruises before he handed over his property to the older thug, although it was unclear what was taken as this paper went to press.
Two young couples are being sought for ganging up on a 20-year-old woman at the corner of 16th Avenue and 63rd Street recently.
The victim said that she was walking toward the corner when the two female suspects walked past her. The two male suspects were trailing behind the women, officials were told.
When the victim was in between the foursome, they sprang their trap.
The two males grabbed the woman, threw her to the ground and pinned her wrists down while the two women took her purse.
All four then jumped into an SUV, officials said.
Cops were still looking for the four thieves as this paper went to press.
Coney booze cruise
An alleged drunk driver abandoned his car after his vehicle was embroiled in a crash at the corner of Neptune Avenue near West 12th Street last week, cops from the 60th Precinct said last week.
Prosecutors said that Gregory Krupnik, 57, was charged with drunk driving after his 2003 Lincoln Town Car allegedly slammed into a 1999 Volkswagen at the Coney Island corner at 8 p.m. on September 4.
Witnesses said that the driver of the Volkswagen confronted Krupnik, allegedly smelled alcohol on his breath and took his keys.
Krupnik allegedly panicked and ran off, only to be apprehended a short time later, officials said.
W. 9th Street raid
About $1,800 in cash and jewelry were removed from a Gravesend home last week during a burglary.
The 45-year-old tenant told police that she returned to her apartment on September 3 only to discover that her home had been tossed about and that her cash and jewelry were missing.
She admitted to police that she had lost a set of keys a few weeks earlier and had not changed the locks.
Police said that there were no signs of forced entry, lending some credence to the possibility that the theft was committed by whoever had picked up the keys.
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