Police Beat: 62 and 68 Precinct blotters

October 1, 2014 Editorial Staff
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68th Precinct

Between Wednesday, September 24 and Sunday, September 28, the 68th Precinct received reports of two grand larcenies, one robbery and one burglary. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.


A candy shop near 93rd Street and Third Avenue was allegedly robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday, September 24. According to cops, at approximately 8:50 p.m., an unknown male entered the business and pointed a black revolver at an employee while telling him to “Give me all the money; put them in the bag.”

The victim gave the perp approximately $600. The suspect then fled on foot.


On Friday, September 26 at approximately 3:30 a.m., an onlooker observed an unknown male allegedly cutting a hole in the roof of a commercial business on 86th Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues and another on Fifth Avenue, between 85th and 86th Streets, and entering the second location.

Upon arrival, the 68th Precinct officer observed the suspect wielding saws, a two-way walkie-talkie and a police scanner on the 68th Precinct frequency, while wearing a ski mask and latex gloves.

Once approached by the officer, the alleged perp said, “You got me.”

A second officer in the area observed a second perp in front of a business on 86th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues.

According to cops, the second perp was in possession of a two-way walkie-talkie, a police scanner on the 68th Precinct frequency, ski mask and latex gloves.

Upon further investigation, the officers alleged that, while the first perp was inside the Fifth Avenue store, he attempted to cut a hole in an adjoining wall to access the first 86th Street business with a pick hammer while the second acted as a lookout.

Both perps were placed under arrest.


A local resident was walking near 12th Avenue and 73rd Street on Saturday, September 27 around 4 p.m. when he was allegedly approached by two unknown men. The victim told cops that the first man snatched his Lenovo P500 laptop, and then both fled the scene on foot.


A woman was walking near the corner of Ovington and 11th Avenues on Sunday, September 28 between 9:10 and 9:30 a.m. when she was allegedly approached from behind by a man known to the 68th Precinct. The woman told cops that the perp then pulled her purse from around her neck and fled the scene.

Upon arrival of acting officers from the 68th Precinct, the area was canvassed and the perp was arrested at the scene.


62nd Precinct

Between Tuesday, September 23 and Monday, September 29, the 62nd Precinct received reports of five burglaries, eight grand larcenies, one robbery, four felony assaults and three auto thefts. The 62nd Precinct serves Bensonhurst, Bath Beach and Gravesend.


An Avenue U grocer told cops that he was punched in the cheek by one member of a group of kids who stole candy from the West Eighth Street store at around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 27.


A 2000 gray Honda Civic was stolen from its parking spot on 66th Street off of New Utrecht Avenue overnight between Sunday and Monday, September 28-29, said police.

A 2011 black Ford was taken from its spot on Bay 34th Street near 86th Street some time between 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 25 and the next morning, police said.

A 1999 gray Ford Econoline was broken into and ransacked, allegedly by a 33-year-old Asian man who was witnessed in the act by a passerby and then arrested by police, who discovered 18 car keys on his person, as well as a screwdriver. The incident occurred shortly after midnight on Thursday, September 25 near 18th Avenue and 74th Street, said police.


Someone broke into a home at 20th and Bath Avenues between Sunday, September 28 and Monday, September 29, entering via a fire escape window in order to steal electronics, said police.

Two neighbors were burglarized between September 20 and 26, said police, who responded to a 77-year-old woman’s call about being robbed of jewelry by someone who broke into the apartment, damaging the door and door frame in the process. Her 38-year-old neighbor had also been burglarized, on September 25, with $2,650 in cash plus $5,100 worth of jewelry filched.


Someone pilfered approximately $30,000 worth of copper power cords from a parking lot area near a Cropsey Avenue nursing home early Monday morning, September 29, said police, who were told by the security guard that he had been doing hourly sweeps of the lot and the burglary window was between 3:50 and 4:50 a.m.


Someone broke into a car parked on 79th Street near 21st Avenue between September 26 and 28 and stole $600 in cash plus credit and debit cards and electronics, said police.

Approximately $3,000 worth of rims and tires were stolen off of a car parked on Bay 16th Street near 85th Street some time in the early morning hours of Thursday, September 25, said police.

An air conditioner, gun and concrete were taken from a car on 71st Street near 19th Avenue some time after 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 25, police said.

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