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Cops honored for car jacker crack down

Two cracker-jack Bensonhurst cops were honored for cracking down on a car-jacker looking for a free set of wheels.

Gathering at a recent 62nd Precinct Community Council meeting, Sergeant Jeremy Bersen and Police Officer Michael Scali were named “Cops of the Month” for their quick arrest of the car-jacker, which took place back in September.

Inspector John Sprague, the commanding officer of the 62nd Precinct, said that the two were on patrol when they were approached by the victim, who said that someone had tried to force him out of his car at Bay Ridge and 18th avenues.

The officers asked the victim to get into their car as they searched the area, Sprague explained. A short time later, they came across the would-be car-jacker who, after being identified, was apprehended without incident.

With the arrest, Bersen and Scali ensured that other motorists wouldn’t be targeted in the same fashion, Sprague explained.

On hand to congratulate the two cops were Assemblymember Bill Colton and representatives from other neighborhood elected officials.

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