Scab threatens man’s family, demands cash

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72nd Precinct

Sunset Park–Windsor Terrace

Sunset shakedown

A scumbag tried to extort a man by threatening his family on Fourth Avenue on Aug. 23.

The victim told police that he was at work near the intersection of 49th Street when an unknown phone number texted him a picture of his family and demanded that he wire the crook $400 at around 11:30 a.m.

Brutal bandits

Three brutes robbed a man on 49th Street on Aug. 19.

The victim told police that he was between Sixth and Seventh avenues when the bruisers approached and asked for the time at around 3 a.m., when the victim took out his cell phone, and the perps smashed a glass bottle over his head, before grabbing the phone and running off.

Bank fraud

A scammer stole $1,700 from a 28th Street man’s bank account on Aug. 14.

The victim, who lives between Third and Fourth avenues, told police that the swindler withdrew the cash from a bank location using forged documents at around 10:30 a.m.

Wheel lame

A tire-thief stole the wheels off a car that was parked on Third Avenue on Aug. 20.

The victim told police that he left the car between 18th and 19th street at 9 a.m., and returned an hour later to find his car on blocks.

Mail thief

A crook stole several packages from a 34th Street apartment building on Aug. 21.

The building superintendent told police that the perp entered the building between Fourth and Fifth avenues at around 3 p.m. and stole $200 worth of mail.


A thief looted a car parked on Seventh Avenue on Aug. 19.

The victim told police that he left the car between 57th and 58th streets at 3 p.m., returning about six hours later to find his wallet, phone, and electronics stolen

Computer error

A ne’er-do-well broke a computer at 61st Street store on Aug. 20.

A store employee told police that the jerk angrily entered the store between Seventh and Eighth avenues at around 1:30 p.m. and smashed the screen of the computer at the front desk, before fleeing toward Seventh Avenue.

— Aidan Graham

Posted 12:00 am, August 28, 2019
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