Police Blotter: Two Masked Crooks Violently Mug a Man for $400 on Sterling Pl.

Reports from the 78th Precinct.


The following information was supplied by the 78th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.

 Masked Muggers 

Two masked crooks violently mugged a man for over $400 in cash on Sterling Place on Oct. 16. 

The 29-year-old victim told police that he was walking along Sterling Place when he approached Sixth Avenue at around 10:05 a.m. when two men, one wearing a Freddy Kruger mask and the other wearing a Scream mask, jumped him. The mugger in the Freddy mask put him in a chokehold while the other man emptied his pockets. The crooks then jumped into a black four-door car and drove down Fifth Avenue. The masked duo got away with $418 in cash. The victim could not give any details on the muggers or the make and model of their car. 

Thief Stole Radio, Laptop and Cell from Parked Car 

A thief broke into a car parked on Baltic Street and stole $1,800 in electronics some time between Oct. 16 and Oct. 17.

The 25-year-old victim told police that he parked his Honda between Fourth and Fifth avenues on Oct. 16 at around 11:30 p.m., making sure all the windows were up and the car was locked. When he returned to the car the next day at 7 a.m., he found that a crook was able to break in through the driver’s side window and stole his car radio, MacBook Pro and iPhone. 

Bike Bandit

A crook stole a $1,800 bike that was chained to a pole on 11th Street some time between Oct. 14 and Oct. 15.

The 32-year-old victim told police that he locked up his gray Brass Knuckle racing bike with a chain on to a pole between Sixth and Seventh avenues at around 10 p.m. When he went to get his bike on Oct. 15 at around 1 a.m., it was gone. The thief got away with the man’s $1,800 racer and chain.

Pet Supply Store Burglarized

A burglar broke into a Sixth Avenue pet supply store and stole checkbooks and over $1,000 in cash overnight on Oct. 14.

The owner of Pet Boutique & Supplies, between Sterling and Park places, told police that his checkbooks and cash were in the store at the time of closing at around 9 p.m. on Oct. 14. But, the next morning at around 9:45 a.m. he found that he was burglarized. There were no signs of forced entry. The owner told police that an employee or ex-employee may have made copies of the master key. The burglar got away with two checkbooks and $1,500 in assorted bills. 


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