An unidentified woman’s remains were found stuffed in a shopping cart at the edge of Gravesend Bay on July 17.
Witnesses spotted the body near Shore Parkway and Bay 20th Street at 6:51 pm and called police. An autopsy later showed that the woman had died from wounds to the head and neck.
Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call (800) 577-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.
A gunman shot a 30-year-old man during a scuffle inside a Haring Street building on July 16.
The victim showed up at Beth Israel Hospital on Kings Highway at 1:45 am claiming that he had been shot in the forearm, but said he couldn’t remember where.
Investigators soon determined that he was shot in his own apartment near Avenue U.
The gunman had not been found by Tuesday night.
A 39-year-old man was arrested on July 15 after he tried to lure a 5-year-old girl out of a frontyard on Emmons Avenue with the promise of toys.
The girl’s mother saw the man talking to the little girl near Brown Street. He told the girl, “If you want the toys, you have to come with me.”
The woman called police, who arrested someone who fit the description of the man a short time later, charging him with endangering the welfare of a child.
A would-be thief was arrested on July 16 after he was caught cutting into the pockets of another man’s pants on a train rumbling into Coney Island.
Witnesses told police that the man had cut into the pocket of the man sitting next to him as the train stopped at Stillwell Avenue at 5:45 am. He was arrested just after he freed a cellphone and wallet from the man’s pocket.
Three thugs allegedly attacked an 18-year-old on Avenue Z on July 14, but didn’t have long to enjoy the loot.
The victim was nearing E. 22nd Street at 10:15 pm when the trio attacked, making off with his skateboard.
Cops arrested the three thugs — the oldest 17, the youngest 14 — a short time later, charging them with robbery.
A man smashed his way into a 2006 Ford Explorer parked on Shore Boulevard in Manhattan Beach on July 13, taking a laptop computer, an iPod — and a bowling ball.
The car was sitting parked near Oxford Street at 1:30 am when the thief shattered the front passenger side window to get in.
A thug broke into a delivery truck parked on Shore Parkway on July 15, taking $3,000.
The victim said he stowed the cash under his seat and locked the door as he made a delivery near E. 21st Street at 1:30 pm. When he returned a short time later, the truck’s window was broken and the money was missing.
A thief swiped all four tires from a 2009 Nissan Altima parked on Whitney Avenue on July 13, leaving the vehicle on cinder blocks.
The victim told police that she parked the car near Gerritsen Avenue at 10 pm. By 9 am the next morning, the tires and rims — a $2,000 loss — were missing.
A 21-year-old man was arrested on July 8 following a knock-down brawl on Brighton Beach Avenue.
The victim told police that he was between Coney Island Avenue and Brighton 11th Street when he got into an argument with the assailant. Within a few moments, the thug lunged at his victim, hitting him repeatedly in the face.
A man was caught swiping goods from an 86th Street store in Bensonhurst on July 15 — but he didn’t go quietly.
Witnesses told police that an employee found eight shirts and two pairs of shorts in the 38-year-old’s bag. When the employee tried to stop him from running off, he bit the forearms of the employee.
— Thomas Tracy
A goon broke into a car parked on 72nd Street on July 14 — but he didn’t get far.
Police said the goon popped the lock to the car parked near 20th Avenue at 11:53 pm
A goon broke into a Gerritsen Avenue Laundromat on July 18, but only took $100.
Workers at the White Wave Laundromat, which is between Devon and Everett avenues, said the goon broke the front window sometime after 1:49 am.
A goon made off with a bicycle he snagged from a Jerome Avenue balcony.
The victim said the bike had been on her the balcony of her building, which is between Avenue Z and Voorhies Avenue, for months, but it suddenly disappeared at 6 am on July 14.
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