The following information was supplied by the 78th Precinct of the NYPD. It does not indicate a conviction.
Holiday Bike Heist
A thief snatched three bicycles from a 13th Street basement, totaling over $6,000, between Dec. 24 and 25.
The 49-year-old victim told police that he put his three bicycles in his building’s basement, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, at around 9 p.m. on Dec. 24. He also told police that the basement does not have doors or locks and all tenants have access. When he came to get the bikes, two Treks and a Cervélo, on Dec. 25 at 12 p.m., they were gone.
Christmas Eve Robbery
Two crooks threatened a woman with a skateboard and robbed her for her purse and in a grocery store parking lot on 12th Street on Dec. 24.
The 67-year-old victim told police that she was shopping at Pathmark on Hamilton Place, but at around 7:10 p.m. after paying she brought her groceries to her car in the parking lot. While she was putting the bags in the car, two men approached her and asked if they could help. After she refused, one crook, a 6-foot black man, pushed her while the other crook, a black 18 year old also 6-foot, threatened her with a skateboard. They snatched her purse and fled. The duo got away with $20 in cash, her credit cards and paychecks totaling $850.
Front Door Stickup
A crook robbed a man at the front door of his Third Avenue apartment for $300 while putting an unknown object to the back of his head on Dec. 25.
The 64-year-old victim told police that he was about to enter his apartment in Wyckoff Gardens at Warren Street, when a man placed an unknown object to the back of his head and stated, “Give me your money.” The crook, who was wearing all black, then put his hand in the victim’s left front pocket and stole $300. The robber fled in an unknown direction and the victim did not get a good look at him.