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Cops catch suspect in coin dealer death

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Police arrested a man Friday believed to be among a trio of violent thugs who murdered a Gravesend coin dealer earlier last week.

Andrew Jackson, 26, was arrested on Staten Island after cops traced him using fingerprints he left on the car where Halfon was beaten to death, according to police.

Jackson — and two other thugs — is suspected of abducting Steve Halfon, 61, of Midwood, outside of his shop early last Tuesday evening and brutally beating him to death before dumping his battered body in Midwood, according to police.

Cops found Halfon beaten to a pulp with severe head injuries near his house on E. Seventh Street — the victim of a vicious daylight attack on Kings Highway between E. Second Street and McDonald Avenue.

The muggers are believed to have pulled up to the shop at around 5:10 pm in two cars — a Volvo and an Infiniti — and threw Halfon in the Volvo, where they beat him savagely before driving off — according to the Post.

They dumped him 10 minutes later near the coin dealer’s house. It is unclear if anything was stolen.

Cops released a video last Thursday afternoon showing three suspects getting out a car.

Halfon was known to carry large amounts of cash, according to a report by our sister publication, the New York Post.

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Harry Callaghan from San Francisco says:
He should have had a Glock "cocked and ready" leaving that shop every day.
Screw the gun laws. Your life is more important than the law. Cops only useful in writing reports and eating donuts.
Aug. 31, 2011, 3:09 pm
Steve from New Jersey says:
Harry Callaghan is right on the money on this one your life is much more important than any law ...We do the cops to keep us safe but sometimes nothing works ....God Bless America
Aug. 31, 2011, 5:58 pm
teddy jones from midwood says:
three black suspects in brooklyn coin dealers beating death.i don't here a word from the media about a black on w hite crime if it were the other way around wh on black crime you would be calling it a hate crime and trying to start a race war you would not care about the killing more ab9out the color of skin you are the biggest trouble makers in the world.
Sept. 5, 2011, 4:42 pm
Billy Amzallag from Brooklyn says:
Steve Halfon was a close personal friend of mine for over 30 years. He was the kindest and most gentle human being you'd ever want to meet. His love for coin collecting was amongst his greatest of passions only to be preceded by his love of friends and family. My heart goes out to his lovely wife and daughter. His kind ways were seen as weakness by 3 cowardly predators who saw an opportunity. Oh how I hope that these scum bastards suffer the worst imaginable pain for the rest of their miserable lives. The world is not the same without Steve Halfon. Rest in peace old buddy, rest in peace.
Sept. 6, 2011, 4:34 pm
teedy jones from midwood says:
i don't believe that the brooklyn coin dealers killing was a robbery.why wouldn't the suspects go directly in his store and steal eveything somebody wanted him hurt we don't here what was stolen. any other explanation.
Sept. 19, 2011, 9:12 am
ron volpe from bay ridge says:
unfortunatly most scum bags are the coin dealers that are still alive,and free to go from coin show to coin show and continue to rob the public.
Jan. 3, 2012, 2:45 am
Andrea from Midwood says:
A question to ron volpe from bay ridge ....

Are you some kind of moron??? Never mind. By the contents of your post, it is clear that you defintely are.

My deeepest sympathy to the victim's family.
Jan. 3, 2012, 1 pm

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