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Three thieves posing as roof inspectors robbed a 23rd Avenue apartment on March 20, taking more than $19,000 and jewelry.
The 82-year-old victim told police that the three crooks approached her outside of her house between 63rd and 64th streets at noon, telling her that they had come to inspect her roof. The victim refused at first, but after enough cajoling the victim relented and allowed the crooks to take a tour of her home. The crooks left after poking around each room, but not before taking a beige bag containing $19,300 and a jewelry case containing precious stones.
A thief robbed a W. Second Street apartment on March 23, taking jewelry and electronics.
The crook entered the home between Avenue P and Quentin Road through the front door sometime after 2:30 pm, snagging the valuables before leaving the same way he came in, cops said.
Two teens were arrested for attempting to break into an 85th Street house on March 22, cops said.
The homeowner told police that he witnessed the suspects, ages 14 and 15, climbing over the backyard fence of his home between 20th and 21st avenues at around 4 pm, after which they attempted to enter the home through the rear windows and back door.
Cops arrested a teen on the scene and another four blocks away.
A crook robbed a 73rd Street house on March 21, taking a lock box full of cash.
The thief entered the house between Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard and 19th Avenue through a front window sometime after 6 am, taking the lock box that contained $1,500 and various personal documents.
A crook robbed a 65th Street apartment on March 21, taking jewelry.
The victims told police that they left their house between 23rd and 24th avenues at 6 am to head off to work, and returned later that evening to find their rear bedroom window left ajar and various jewelry missing.
A gun-wielding crook robbed a cabby on 66th Street on March 24, taking cash.
The victim told cops that he picked up the thief on Bay 28th Street near 86th Street at around 6 am and drove him to 66th Street, where his “client” drew a black handgun. “Give me your money,” the thug barked, and the cabby handed over $100.
A gun-wielding thug robbed a man on 79th Street on March 23, taking his cellphone, jewelry, and wallet.
The victim told police that he was between 17th and 18th avenues at 12:35 am when a black SUV pulled up in front of him. The man sitting in the front passenger-side seat asked the victim to approach the window and, when he did, the crook pulled out a black firearm and asked the victim to hand over his valuables.
Two 13-year-old kids were arrested for allegedly beating up and robbing another kid of his book bag inside the New Utrecht subway station on March 23.
The victim told police that he had just entered the turnstile of the subway station near 62nd Street at around 3 pm when the teens attacked him, punching him several times in the face and forcing him to the ground before taking off with his bag. Cops arrested two teens at the station.
A knife-wielding crook robbed his roommate inside their Bay 26th Street apartment on March 23, taking $1,000.
The victim told police that he was inside his home between 86th Street and Benson Avenue at 12:30 pm when his roommate held a knife to his chest and demanded cash.
A thief robbed a 19th Avenue bodega on March 21 — with a simulated gun — taking a woman’s purse.
The victim told police that the crook entered the grocery store between 86th Street and Benson Avenue at around 9 pm, simulating a handgun and demanding cash. The victim told the crook that there was no money in the register, but the crook went behind the counter and took the victim’s pocket book, which contained $50 and credit cards.
— Colin Mixson
©2012 Community Newspaper Group
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