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Villains use Craigslist to lure and rob man

Brooklyn Daily

68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Craigslist crooks

Two gun-wielding goons used to lure a man into their car on 72nd Street on Feb. 29, where he was robbed of cash and, later, his car.

The victim told police that he agreed to meet the men in their car between Fourth and Fifth avenues at around 12:16 am to purchase an iPad the villains had offered on the website.

When he got into the thugs’ silver 450CL, however, the driver locked the doors while the other man pistol-whipped the victim in the head. They then stripped him of his valuables, taking $650, his U.S. passport, his house and car keys, and his $100 Blackberry. The victim unlocked the doors and fled, but returned a half-hour later to find that his car, a 2011 Honda worth $12,500, was missing.


A thief robbed a Bay Ridge Avenue apartment on Feb. 28, taking cash, an iPhone, and a Blackberry.

The victim told police that he entered his home between Third and Fourth avenues at 4 pm, only to find that his apartment’s rear window was unlocked, and he was missing $2,800 and the electronics.

Jewel thief

Someone broke into a Shore Road apartment on Feb. 29 and took more than $200 in jewelry.

The victim told cops that she returned to her home between 99th and 97th streets at 7:45 pm, and found that her kitchen window was unlocked. She later found that she was missing about $250 in jewelry.


A crook stole a computer and jewelry from a 68th Street apartment on Feb. 28.

The victim told police that she returned to her home between Fourth and Fifth avenues at around 1:30 pm, and found her rear window open. Upon inspection, she found that she was missing an $800 Dell computer and jewelry worth $950.


A thief burglarized an Owls Head Court apartment on Feb. 29.

The victim told police that she left her home between 68th Street and Bay Ridge Avenue around 9 am and returned at 7:30 pm to find a window ajar. After taking a look around, the victim discovered that her $2,500 MacBook Pro, which she’d last seen on her living room table, was missing.

Have a beer

A thug attacked a man inside of a Fifth Avenue bar on Feb. 29.

The victim told police that he was arguing with the ruffian at the watering hole between 72nd and 73rd streets at 11:10 pm when the bruiser struck the victim’s forehead with a beer bottle.

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Dan MacLeod at or by calling (718) 260-4507.

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