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Con artists swindle man on Bay 22nd Street

Brooklyn Daily

62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Bait and frisk

A trio of scammers mugged a man on Bay 22nd Street on Jan. 2 by tempting him with a bicycle for sale and then posing as police officers to rob him, police report.

The victim said he was chaining his bike to a pole between 86th Street and Benson Avenue at 9:30 pm when a woman walked up to him and said she was selling a two-wheeler, and invited him around the back of a nearby building to take a look.

The victim agreed to go with her, but once they were out of sight from the street, a pair of men approached and told him to put his hands up. One flashed a badge and claimed to be cop, then reached into the victim’s pockets, taking out $90. The three con artists then fled.

Bensonhurst strangler

A thug choked and mugged a man on Bay 40th Street on Jan. 4, cops say.

The victim told police that he near Bath Avenue at 7:35 am when the villain came up and put his hands around his throat.

“Give me your stuff,” the goon said, before taking out a knife. The victim handed over his phone and $80 in cash.

Slice and dice

A bloodthirsty gang cut up a man on Bay Ridge Avenue on Jan. 6, according to cops.

The victim reported that he was near New Utrecht Avenue on his way to a grocery store at 4 am when five goons wearing black bandanas over their faces attacked him with knives, slashing his neck and ear before fleeing.

The victim needed multiple stitches at Lutheran Medical Center.

A real cut-up

A group of knife-wielding ne’er-do-wells stabbed two men on 84th Street on Jan. 5, police report.

The victims said they were near 20th Avenue at 8:20 pm when the fiends approached and demanded their money. The two refused, and a fight broke out. The victims suffered stab wounds in the battle, but held onto their belongings.

The crooks fled the scene, and the injured men refused medical attention when police arrived.

Big bash

A bandit smashed the window of woman’s car parked on Cropsey Avenue on Jan. 3 and stole $800 in cash from inside, police say.

The victim said she left her car near Bay 17th Street at 6 pm and returned the next morning to see her window busted and her money missing.

Wild one

A fiend rode off into the sunset with a motorcycle parked on Cropsey Avenue on Jan. 2, cops report.

The victim said he left his hog near Bay 28th Street at 5 pm and went home. When he came back out the next morning, the bike was gone.

— Will Bredderman

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