68th Precinct Police Beat: Burglar steals nearly $15,000 from local grocery store

January 6, 2016 Jaime DeJesus
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Between Sunday, December 27 and Sunday, January 3, the 68th Precinct received reports of one grand larceny, two burglaries and one robbery. The 68th Precinct serves Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Fort Hamilton.


A pot-smoking session proved costly to one area resident on Sunday, January 3 at approximately 1 p.m., when the 23-year-old Hispanic man was robbed by his 24-year-old black male companion inside an apartment near 10th Avenue and 65th Street.

According to cops, the pair had been smoking marijuana before the resident went to take a shower and his companion left.

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When he exited the bathroom, however, the victim saw that the man had returned. The pair fought, and during the altercation, the alleged perp held a knife near the victim’s neck and forced him to open the bedroom closet. The crook proceeded to steal approximately $740 worth of items including an Apple iPad, smartphone and Nike sneakers.

The alleged perp then fled the apartment.


A 34-year-old Hispanic man parked his car near 71st Street and Shore Road on Sunday, December 27 at approximately 11 p.m. When he returned to the vehicle the following day at approximately 9:45 a.m., cops say, he discovered that a crook had stolen the car’s rims and tires, worth approximately $2,000.


A burglar stole $15,000 from a grocery store on 96th Street and Third Avenue, according to cops, who say that on Thursday, December 31 at approximately 4 a.m., the perp cut a hole in the roof, entering the store and nabbing the cash. He exited through the same rooftop hole.


Cops say that a burglar entered the apartment of a 20-year-old Asian woman and a 41-year-old Asian male and stole approximately $8,000 worth of property on Monday, December 28 sometime between 1:30 and 4:10 p.m.

The perp stole a Louis Vuitton purse, a 24-karat gold necklace and $6,000 in cash from the apartment near Seventh Avenue and 68th Street. The victim told cops that her mother may have left the front door open as there was no sign of forced entry.

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