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Gunning for bikes
A pair of thugs pulled a gun on a bicyclist in Mill Basin on June 28, taking both the teen’s wheels and jewelry.
The 14-year-old victim told police he was pedaling past the corner of Avenue T and East 65th Street at 6:15 pm when two suspects stopped him and demanded his property. When he wouldn’t relent, one of the thieves pulled a gun and punched him in the face, forcing the issue.
A thief took $1,000 from a Flatlands eatery on July 1 after pretending he had a handgun secreted under his shirt.
Police said the thief entered the restaurant on Flatlands Avenue, which is between East 57th and East 58th streets, just after 9 pm and acted as if he had a weapon. He then scooped some money from the register and fled, eatery employees told police.
Robbed of phone
A heavy-handed thug attacked a 53-year-old woman during a cell phone robbery on June 29.
The victim told police she was walking down East 34th Street between Flatbush Avenue and Avenue J at 4:15 pm when the suspect punched her and ran off with her cell phone.
The thief was arrested following a brief investigation, police said.
Parking lot mug
A thief swiped a woman’s handbag during a confrontation inside a Utica Avenue parking lot on July 2.
The victim said she parked her car between avenues H and I at 7:30 pm and had just exited her vehicle when the suspect attacked, running off with her property.
Attacked with iron
Cops were called to a Flatlands home on June 27 after a 45-year-old man attacked his wife with an iron.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident at 5:45 pm after he was found still inside the couple’s home, which is between Avenues J and K.
A thief crept into a garage on East 33rd Street on June 28, taking a pair of mountain bikes.
The owner of the home, which is between Avenues N and P, said that the theft took place sometime after 9 pm.
Keep on truckin’
A thief with a lot to move swiped an entire trailer from a Flatlands street on June 28, police said.
The owner of the trailer said he left the back part of his rig at the corner of Flatlands Avenue and East 59th Street at 8 am.
He returned a few hours later, but the trailer had already been carted off.
Someone had a shopping spree at Kings Plaza mall, running up all the credit cards found in a wallet accidentally left in a bathroom on June 28.
The victim told police she was inside the mall, which is on Flatbush Avenue and Avenue U, at 4 pm when she realized her wallet was missing.
Protect your stuff
Cops from the 63rd Precinct will be holding a special crime prevention event on Monday, July 12, where residents can get tips on personal and home protection as well as get their bikes, cars, cell phones and laptop computers registered with the NYPD.
The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Roy H. Mann Junior High School, 1420 East 68th Street at Avenue N.
For more information one can contact the 63rd Precinct community affairs office at (718) 258-4411.
Stabbed over chain
A man stabbed another man in the neck during a June 24 chain snatch, police said.
The 24-year-old victim said that the suspect approached him on Ralph Avenue, between Foster Avenue and East 78th Street, at 11 pm and asked him about the chain.
The hooligan then stabbed his victim in the neck and ran off, only to be arrested by responding officers.
Robbed of purse
A 28-year-old thug punched a woman in the face and made off with her purse during a heavy-handed confrontation on June 25.
The victim said she was at the corner of Avenue L and East 56th Street at 3 am when the suspect attacked, only to be arrested a short time later.
Stabbed in shoulder
A 32-year-old was hospitalized following a stabbing on June 24.
The victim said he was nearing the corner of Kings Highway and Flatbush Avenue at 3 am when the stranger attacked, leaving him with a shoulder wound that needed medical attention.
Wipe out graffiti
As the ongoing war against graffiti vandalism continues, cops are now offering a $500 reward to anyone with information that can lead them to graffiti vandals.
The hefty reward is part of the city’s new push to rid New York of graffiti, which is one of the leading quality of life complaints brought to police.
Officials said that cleaning up graffiti is essential to the plan, to show that the community is no longer going to tolerate marred and tagged-up walls and street corners.
According to police, there is a perception that if a community will tolerate graffiti, they will tolerate other criminal activities, such as drug dealing and prostitution.
Anyone with information about graffiti vandalism in their neighborhood is urged to contact either 311 or 911.
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