POLICE BEAT: 68th and 72nd Precinct Blotters

December 5, 2012 Denise Romano
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68th Precinct

Between Sunday, November 25 and Sunday, December 2, the 68th Precinct received reports of four grand larcenies, two burglaries and one robbery. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Fort Hamilton and Dyker Heights.

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On Wednesday, November 28 at 2 p.m. an 89-year-old white female was approached by a man named “Bob” in front of her Marine Avenue home. He told her that he worked for the water department and had to check the water heater in her basement. She let him in and spent about 20 minutes with him in the basement. After she let him out, she went upstairs and noticed that one of her watches was out of place. The victim started to go through her things and discovered that $900 in cash and about $2,000 in jewelry, including wedding bands, were missing. When questioned by police, neighbors said they saw two males leaving the front door at about 2:18 p.m. while the victim was in her basement.

Captain Richard DiBlasio is warning residents of scammers in the neighborhood, especially preying on the elderly. Do not let anyone in your house unless an appointment was set up. Do not be fooled by any type of ID, uniforms, clipboards or any other disguise or accessories that someone might be carrying. Many con artists dress appropriately and use appropriate language depending on their disguise. If someone comes to your door claiming to be from a utility company or city agency, get their name and call the company. If you feel threatened, call 9-1-1.


A 24-year-old white Hispanic male was riding his bike to his apartment along 72nd Street near Fifth Avenue on Sunday, December 2 at 4 a.m., when someone struck him in the back of the head with possibly a beer bottle, causing him to fall. Then, two males and one female, possibly of Latin or Arabic descent, wearing dark clothes, began kicking and punching the victim while he was on the ground and removed his backpack containing his Guatemalan passport, debit card, clothes and $800 in cash. The perps fled westbound on 72nd Street and the victim sustained a laceration on his head.


On Wednesday, November 28 at 1 p.m., a 26-year-old Asian male went into the back of his home, on 10th Avenue near 62nd Street, to find that the gate chain and lock were broken. Upon further inspection, the garage lock was also broken, and miscellaneous copper and metal items and tools, worth $900, were removed.


A 31-year-old white male working in a doctor’s office on Fourth Avenue near 99th Street said that someone took his debit and credit cards and iPod from his desk on Monday, November 26 at about 5:30 p.m. No charges were made to the cards and they have been cancelled.


On Tuesday, November 27 at 9:10 p.m., a 19-year-old white female was walking home from the train station when a black male grabbed her hand from behind on Senator Street near Third Avenue and snatched her iPhone 4. He fled eastbound on Senator Street towards Fourth Avenue, jumped in an unknown vehicle and fled.


A 26-year-old white Hispanic female was walking home from work and talking on her cell phone on Wednesday, November 28 at 6 p.m. When she approached her home on 74th Street near 10th Avenue, someone grabbed her from behind and attempted to take her phone but she pulled away and was able to keep it. The perp fled eastbound on 74th Street.


A 24-year-old white female parked her 2001 black Ford Econoline on the corner of Seventh Avenue and 64th Street on Wednesday, November 28 at 8 p.m. When she returned, her ID, debit and credit cards, $150 in cash and keys were missing. The car was left unlocked.

72nd Precinct

Between Sunday, November 25 and Sunday, December 2, the 72nd Precinct received reports of two petit larcenies, two assaults, one robbery, one incident of leaving the scene of personal injury and three incidents of criminal mischief. The 72nd Precinct serves Sunset Park, Greenwood Heights, South Park Slope and Windsor Terrace.


While his 2012 black Honda sedan was parked on 43rd Street near Fourth Avenue, a 35-year-old white Hispanic male said that someone intentionally broke his driver’s side window, causing an unknown amount of damage, on Sunday, November 25 at 7:30 p.m.

On Monday, November 26 at 1 p.m., a 23-year-old white Hispanic male parked his car on the corner of Fourth Avenue and 47th Street. When he returned, he discovered that both the vehicle’s driver’s side and its passenger side were keyed from bumper to bumper. The cost of the damage is estimated at $190.

A 37-year-old Asian male returned to his black 2013 SUV on Monday, November 26 at 2 a.m. to find that it had been vandalized as it was parked on 51st Street near Seventh Avenue. Unknown perps wrote “No Parking” all over the car and took out his rear bumper. The estimated damage is over $2,000.


Police arrested a 48-year-old white Hispanic male for attempting to take home a pipe connector from a large Hamilton Avenue retailer without paying on Monday, November 26 at 10:45 a.m.


On Monday, November 26 at 11:15 a.m., an 18-year-old female was walking up the stairs at her school on 37th Street near Third Avenue when someone pushed her, causing her to hit her head on a door, causing a laceration.


A 32-year-old black male put his book bag on the front seat of his truck, while it was parked at Fifth Avenue and 52nd Street on Tuesday, November 27 at 4:43 a.m., with the doors unlocked as he used the bathroom for about five minutes. When he returned, the book bag, containing keys and a Samsung cell phone, was missing.


A 10-year-old black Hispanic male was walking along Fourth Avenue to go to his mother’s job on Tuesday, November 27 at 3:50 p.m. He was approached by a 16-year-old black male on the corner of 22nd Street who forcefully removed his designer coat and fled. The victim sustained no injuries, but a police canvass positively identified the perp, who was arrested.

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