POLICE BEAT: 68th and 72nd Precinct Blotter

September 5, 2012 Denise Romano
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68th Precinct

Between Sunday, August 26 and Sunday, September 2, the 68th Precinct received reports of two burglaries, two grand larcenies and two robberies. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.

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A 78-year-old white female returned to her 72nd Street home on Saturday, September 1 at 2:30 p.m. and noticed that her bedroom window was open and the contents of her dresser drawers were scattered about. Two pairs of earrings were also missing.


While eating at a pizzeria on 13th Avenue near Bay Ridge Parkway on Saturday, September 1 at 8 p.m., a 32-year-old white female left her Canon camera at her table and got up several times. While she was about to leave, she noticed that the camera was missing. The camera, lens and flash card are worth $4,330.


Police are searching for a black male wearing black shorts and a white top for allegedly robbing a 25-year-old Asian female on Friday, August 31 at 2:10 p.m.

The victim was walking to the train on 11th Avenue near 64th Street when the perp ran up from behind her, grabbed her purse out of her right hand and ran westbound on 64th Street. The purse contained a wallet, key ring, cell phone, credit and debit cards, voice recorder and $100 in cash.


A 19-year-old white male was walking home from a local watering hole on Monday, August 27 at 3 a.m. when he was attacked by a group of unknown perps on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street. They removed his ID, passport, wallet, car keys, MetroCard and $70 in cash before fleeing in an unknown direction.


A 30-year-old Asian female left her 76th Street home on Wednesday, August 29 at 11 a.m. When she returned at 6 p.m., she noticed that someone had broken into her house and removed $25,000 in cash and various designer watches and jewelry worth $3,400. While investigating, police officers saw that the perp cut a cable on the side of the house and broke the window lock to enter. The intruder exited through the rear door.


On Wednesday, August 29 at 8:30 p.m., a 35-year-old Asian female was walking to work at a supermarket on 66th Street near 10th Avenue when a 20-year-old black female, 5’9” with straight hair, punched her, pushed her to the ground and tried to grab her purse. The victim fought her off as two other black females watched. The perps fled southbound on 11th Avenue, without the purse.

72nd Precinct

Between Monday, August 27 and Monday, September 3, the 72nd Precinct received reports of one grand larceny, one incident of criminal possession of a weapon, one petit larceny, one auto theft and three incidents of leaving the scene of property damage. The 72nd Precinct serves Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights, South Park Slope and Windsor Terrace.


A 25-year-old white male entered a Seventh Avenue beer garden on Friday, August 31 at 8 p.m. removed his ID, and then placed his bag on a bench, leaving it unattended for 30 minutes. When he returned, he saw that the contents of the bag – various forms of ID and credit and debit cards- were missing. He immediately cancelled all cards, which were not used.


Police arrested a 32-year-old male for allegedly being in possession of a firearm on Monday, August 27 at 1:10 a.m. inside an Eighth Avenue pool hall.

A 35-year-old Asian male witness said he saw the perp in the pool hall with a firearm. When police arrived, the perp fled towards the rear of the space. After a short pursuit, the perp was arrested on the roof of the building. After a canvass, a loaded firearm was recovered and the perp was found to be in possession of heroin and cocaine.


A 31-year-old Asian male parked his car at Seventh Avenue and 62nd Street on Monday, August 27 at 1 a.m. When he returned, he noticed that the passenger side window was broken and two boxes of diapers, one box of baby wipes, five cases of Red Bull and three cases of Monster energy drink were missing.


On Monday, August 27 at 11 p.m., a 41-year-old black male was driving his red 2011 Toyota Camry on 23rd Street near Third Avenue when an unknown car struck his rear bumper, causing a scratch, and fled the scene.

A 33-year-old white male parked his gray 2000 BMW sedan on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street on Tuesday, August 28 at 9:30 a.m. When he returned, the driver’s side bumper was damaged by an unknown vehicle.

A 29-year-old Asian male was driving his 2007 gray Toyota Sequoia eastbound on the Gowanus Expressway near 38th Street on Tuesday, August 28 at 5:55 p.m., when a tan colored vehicle sideswiped him and left the scene.


A 46-year-old black male parked his black 1997 Honda Accord on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 28th Street on Monday, August 27 at 8:15 a.m. When he returned, he noticed that the car was missing. There was no broken glass at the scene.

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