Burglar invades store, flees with cash register, change box and cash

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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Late night jackpot

A lowlife stole a cash register, change box, and the $275 total cash that was inside from a store on 18th Avenue on Nov. 27, police said.

The no-goodnik both entered and fled the business at 72nd Street through a side door, according to the report. The last employee who was in the store the night before said they locked the door just before 11 pm. The perp fled in a dark SUV on 72nd Street towards 18th Avenue and then towards 71st Street. Police are reviewing tapes from surveillance camera in the area for clues.

Harmed his arm

A lout struck another man on his arm with a metal pipe, causing swelling and pain, after the pair got into a verbal dispute about who got to use the gas station vacuum on Stilwell Avenue on Nov. 27. The assault occurred around 4:20 pm, between Avenue P and Kings Highway. Investigators said they are reviewing footage from surveillance cameras in the area.

Phone battle

A pair of punks jumped on a man on 62nd Street and beating him up after he refused to give up his cell phone on Nov. 27.

The pair approached the man between 20th and 21st avenues at around 3:45 pm , when they threw him to the ground, causing cuts to his knees, and demanded he hand over his phone. When he refused, they kicked him all over his body before fleeing on foot. Emergency medical personnel treated the man at his residence. Authorities are reviewing footage from surveillance cameras that were in the area.

Amorous attack

A good-for-nothing choked a woman and kissed her on Bay 25th Street on Nov. 28.

The lout approached the woman at Benson Avenue at around 2 pm, put his hands around her neck, and applied pressure, causing redness and bruising. He kissed her on the cheek and then fled in an unknown direction. Police are reviewing cameras in the area.

Outside job

A miscreant stole $1,500 in cash from a truck parked on Highlawn Avenue on Dec. 1, cops said.

The thief entered the loaded truck through the driver’s side door at its spot between W. Fifth and Sixth streets just after 4 pm before fleeing with the cash in an unknown direction.

Unlucky coffee break

A crook stole a man’s 2004 Honda Civic from its 20th Avenue parking spot while its owner was grabbing a hot cup of joe on Dec. 1.

The driver left his car running at 73rd Street when he went inside to get a cup of coffee at around 11:20 am, and saw a man fleeing in the car towards 21st Avenue when he exited. Police are reviewing footage from security cameras in the area.

Bag grab

A pack of punks broke into an 81st Street home on Dec. 2, then ransacked a bedroom and stole jewelry and Louis Vuitton bags.

The perps entered the home between 15th and 16th avenues just after 2:30 pm before fleeing in an unknown direction, according to the report. Police said there were no signs of forced entry.

Jacked from behind

A no-goodnik stole $1,200 in cash and a credit and debit card from a man on 20th Avenue on Dec. 2.

The crook approached the man from behind between 61st and 62nd streets just before 110 pm, when he took his wallet from his left pants pocket before fleeing on 20th Avenue towards 62nd Street. Police are reviewing cameras in the area.

—Julianne McShane

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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