Two thugs robbed a 15-year-old as he rode a Coney Island-bound Q train through Midwood.
The victim told police he got on the train at the Avenue J station at 7:50 am. Ten minutes later two 19-year-old males jumped him as the train approached the Kings Highway station.
The thieves punched him and then went into his pockets, taking $3, cops were told.
A would-be burglar kicked his way into an E. 19th Street home on Sept. 25, but was arrested after he was caught fleeing the scene with his arms full of loot.
Cops were told that the 47-year-old man forced open the front door to the home, which is between Avenues R and S, with a swift kick, but responding officers quickly caught up with him as he tried to run off with as much as he could carry.
A thief broke into a 2003 Audi parked on Avenue S on Sept. 23, taking the navigation system he found inside.
The car’s owner said he parked his vehicle between E. 14th and E. 15th streets at 7 pm. Over the next few hours someone broke the driver’s window and rifled through the cabin, taking the navigation system and a watch.
Attacked with shovel
Three thugs hit a man with a shovel in Flatlands on Sept. 18.
The 35-year-old victim was arguing with the trio at 7:40 am on E. 48th Street between Avenues N and O when the suspects jumped him, then struck him with the tool.
Thieves broke into the Expedite Care pharmacy on Nostrand Avenue on Sept. 14, taking $4,000.
Workers at the pharmacy, which is between Avenues H and I, said that someone ripped out an iron gate protecting a back window to get inside.
Garage goons sought
Three thieves tried to break into a Bergen Beach garage on Sept. 15, but ran off after being discovered.
A Bergen Avenue resident, who lives between Ralph Avenue and Avenue K, said he saw the thieves trying to pry open the garage door at 4:50 pm, but they ran off when they realized they were being watched.
A thug attacked his brother during a Sept. 19 spat on Royce Place, leaving his sibling with a broken arm.
Police said the brothers were arguing at 9:10 pm when the suspect attacked his sibling with a heavy metal object.
A thief made off with a 40-year-old man’s laptop computer as he typed away in an Avenue N park.
The victim told police he was inside the park, which is near Utica Avenue, at 1:20 pm when the thief rolled by on a bicycle and snagged the pricey item.
Front door thug
A thief barged into an E. 41st Street home on Sept. 13, taking an assortment of cash, clothes and electronics.
The 54-year-old homeowner, whose home is between Avenue N and Flatbush Avenue, said the thief forced his way through the front door at about 7 am, and took off with the loot.
He should have known — this was too good to be true.
A man told police that he was conned into paying $8,000 for an Avenue I home.
The 57-year-old victim said the con man approached him back in November, 2009, about the home, which is between Nostrand Avenue and E. 31st Street.
The victim probably thought that he was getting the house for a steal, but soon realized that this would-be realtor was the true thief, since it turned out he never had a deed to the house.
E. 27 Street burgle
More than $16,000 was removed from an E. 27th Street home on September 18, police said.
The 28-year-old resident told police he left his home, which is between Avenues P and Quentin Road, at 3 pm. When he returned at 11 pm, he found his upstairs window wide open and his cash, computer, television and jewelry missing.
Stabbed during break-up
A thug stabbed a 26-year-old man in the back on Sept. 19 during a brawl on Utica Avenue.
The victim was hanging out with his pal between Avenues I and J at 5 am when he got into an argument with an unidentified male.
When things got violent the victim tried to break up the fight, but was stabbed for his trouble.
A thug robbed a woman of her purse on Sept. 15 during a furious exchange on E. 71st Street.
The 23-year-old victim told police that she was walking between Avenues T and U when the unidentified thug attacked her.
The thug swiped the woman’s purse from her grasp and then drove away in a red minivan.
An assortment of clothes and $700 was removed from Tabeez Clothing on Sept. 16 after thieves raided the Nostrand Avenue store.
Workers said they closed their clothier shop, which is between Avenues L and M, sometime around 6 pm. When they returned for work the next morning, they realized that someone had broken the lock to the front door and ransacked the place.
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