Early morning fiends
Two men were arrested during the early morning hours of Aug. 21 after they were caught wigging out on pedestrians on Coney Island Avenue.
Police said that the suspects, both 21, attacked a 20-year-old stranger during a skirmish near Avenue P at 4:17 am. The men lashed at their victim with a belt and heavy belt buckle, leaving him with cuts to his face and torso.
The suspects then ran off, only to take their agressions out on another stranger, who was also 20, at Quentin Road, attacking him with the same belt.
Cops took both thugs into custody a short time later, charging them with assault.
A shoplifter found himself behind bars on Aug. 17 after he injured a clerk trying to stop him from winging off with some beer and a few cans of Red Bull.
The 44-year-old thief secreted the items inside his bag as he shopped inside the Avenue J grocery, which is between E. 14th and E. 15th streets, at 5:30 pm.
When an employee stopped him, the suspect pushed the worker to the floor, leaving him with a cut knee.
Cops were called and the shoplifter was taken into custody, charged with assault in the third degree and petit larceny.
A thief broke into an Avenue P home on Aug. 9 taking $9,000 in jewelry.
The victim, who lives between E. 14th and E. 15th streets, said he accidently left his window open at 8 pm.
The thief removed the screen, bending it in the process as he forced his way in, officials said.
A crew of constructive thieves raided an Avenue T home on Aug. 17, taking a city water meter, a hand truck, and an assortment of copper pipes.
The 41-year-old homeowner, who lives between Homecrest Avenue and E. 13th Street, said the home was being renovated when the thieves raided it sometime after 10 am. The theft wasn’t discovered until the next day, he told police.
A vaccum cleaner, George Foreman grill, water meter and a laser jet printer were among the items stolen from an E. 28th Street home on Aug. 17.
The 70-year-old victim said some brass pipes were also removed from her home, which is beween Avenues S and T. The home was being worked on at the time of the theft.
Police believe that the thieves entered the home by breaking through a basement window sometime after 4 pm, but the burglary wasn’t discovered until Aug. 19.
Kings Plaza rape
Police are investigating a teenage girl’s claims that she was sexually assaulted inside the Kings Plaza parking lot.
The 13-year-old told police she was picked up by a 41-year-old acquaintance at 10 pm on Aug. 18 and taken to the lot, which is on Avenue U between E. 54th and E. 55th streets, where the two had sex.
Cops said the male faces statutory rape charges if arrested.
A thug surprised and robbed a 79-year-old’s inside her own Avenue P home on Aug. 20, taking her property.
Cops were told the thief entered the home, which is between Marine Parkway and E. 31st Street, through and unlocked front door and surprised the victim.
He then ordered her to the bedroom and tied her to the bed before making off with an undisclosed amount of her belongings, police said. No weapons were used.
Robbed at gunpoint
Three thugs held up a man at gunpoint at the corner of E. 38th Street and Avenue U on Aug. 17, robbing him of his cellphone.
The victim said he was nearing the corner at 11:20 pm when the suspects jumped him.
Meet the gang who couldn’t think straight: Two thugs who decided to shake down a roommate on Aug. 15 by refusing to let him leave his own home.
The dunce-capped duo then decided to leave their victim alone long enough to call police, who arrested the two men with unlawful imprisonment and robbery.
The victim, a resident of E. 58th Street between Avenues H and I, told police that the two suspects held him against his will overnight, demanding he fork over some cash.
They then left. When they returned, cops arrested them.
A woman attacked an 18-year-old with a bottle during a Ralph Avenue skirmish on Aug. 20.
The victim told police that she and the other woman were arguing inside an apartment, which is between Glenwood and Farragut roads, at 2:10 pm when the assailant lunged at her with a glass bottle, leaving her with a small injury.
An unhinged customer wigged out on a worker at a Utica Avenue store on Aug. 20, striking him in the face with a piece of wood.
The victim said that he was inside the store, which is between Avenues M and N, when the customer came in at 2:10 pm and began arguing with him.
During the brief spat, the man picked up the wood and struck his victim, leaving him with a small injury.
Cops caught up with the assailant a short time later, charging him with assault.
Two thieves mugged a woman on Aug. 18 as she rang the bell to an E. 56th Street home.
The victim said she was visiting the address, which is between Avenues H and I, at 10 pm when the thugs shoved her and made off with her property. One of the suspects was arrested a short time later, officials said.
Someone ransacked an Avenue M home between E. 38th and Ryder streets on Aug. 16.
When the 77-year-old resident returned home, everything was thrown about — so much so that he’s unsure if anything was taken, the victim told police.
The thief ripped out a window screen in order to get inside.
Back door attempt
A thief attempted to open the rear door of a Bergen Avenue home on Aug. 20, but didn’t get inside.
The 29-year-old resident of the home, which is between Avenues U and T, told police that when she returned home before 8 pm, she noticed her back door was riddled with pry marks, as if someone had taken a crowbar to her home.
A crook broke into a home on E. 69th Street on Aug. 20, taking an assortment of electronics.
The thief forced open a side window to the home, which is between Avenues U and T, sometime after 8:30 pm in order to get inside, cops were told.
A gunman opened fire on a group of people on E. 39th Street on Aug. 15, wounding three women.
The victims said they were all outside the address, which is between Avenues I and J, at 4 am following a celebration when the unidentified suspect opened fire. The three victims sustained non-life threatening injuries to their arms, legs and buttocks, officials said.
Two women choked a worker at a Kings Highway liquor store on Aug. 9 during a fight over the theft of a bottle of Kettle One vodka.
An employee said she was inside the store, which is between McDonald Avenue and E. Second Street, at 8:05 pm when one of the female suspects grabbed the bottle and secreted it into a bag.
When the worker followed her out, the two suspects attacked, police were told. They then smashed the bottle of booze on the sidewalk and ran off.
Attacked on Flatlands
Two thugs jumped a 71-year-old man and robbed him on Flatlands Avenue during a brutal Aug. 12 altercation.
The victim told police he was walking down Flatlands Avenue between E. 46th and E. 47th streets at 1:30 pm when the suspects pushed him to the ground, leaving him with a small injury. They then fled with a small amount of property, police said.
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