Bay Ridge–Dyker Heights
At least two banks were robbed last week — both involving an unmasked perp, a note and a threat of a bomb. Here are the details:
• A robber threatened to blow up Flushing Bank on Third Avenue on Nov. 9 before forcing the teller to hand over $1,725.
Cops say that the unmasked perp entered the bank, which is between 71st and 72nd streets, at 3:16 pm, passed the teller a note that said, “This is a bank robbery. Don’t be alarmed. I have a bomb.” The teller handed over the cash and the perp fled. Cops say that he is a 6-foot man who wore a green sweatshirt.
• A robber made off with more than $3,600 from Atlantic Bank on 13th Avenue after handing a teller a note saying, “Give me cash” and “I have a bomb in my backpack” on Nov. 12.
Cops say that the perp entered the bank, which is between 77th and 78th streets, at around 2 pm, then handed the teller the threatening note. After she gave him the money, he fled down 13th Avenue. The robber is described as a 5-foot-7 man.
Some jerk hit another guy in the face with a glass bottle at Las Maragaritas restaurant on Third Avenue on Nov. 5.
The victim told cops that he got into an argument with three unknown dudes at the restaurant, which is between 72nd and 73rd streets, at around 11:30 am when one of the guys smashed the bottle in his face, giving him a black eye.
A gladiator-like thief used a cement block to smash the glass door of an 86th Street cellphone store, where he stole 20 phones and cash overnight on Nov. 7.
Cops say that the perp first cut open the front gate of the Boost Mobile store, which is between Fifth Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway. The thief then threw the cement block into the door, entered, took the phones and $200, and fled.
Big daddy cane
Some unknown aggressor smacked a 16-year-old kid in the head with a cane on the corner of Fourth Avenue and 86th Street on Nov. 13.
The teenage victim told cops that he was on the corner at 7:15 pm when the perp struck him from behind before taking off. The victim did not sustain any serious injuries.
Someone stole a MacBook from a 63rd Street apartment overnight on Nov. 11.
The victim told cops that he was gone from his home, which is between 13th and 14th avenues, from 8 pm until 7:30 pm the next day, when he found that his computer was gone.
— Alex Rush
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