CONEY ISLAND—BRIGHTON BEACH—
A brute hit a woman with a
broomstick when she knocked on
the door of the wrong W. 23rd Street
apartment on April 30.
Police said the victim sustained
minor injuries from the attack at
the apartment building between
Neptune and Mermaid avenues
around 3:29 am when looking for
A savage hit a man sitting on an
Ocean Parkway bench with a bike
lock several times on May 2.
Police said the victim suffered
an injury to his head from the attack
between Neptune and Ocean
View avenues around 2:25 am before
the lout fl ed.
Bruisers stabbed a man attempting
to buy drugs at a W. 23rd Street
public housing complex on April 28.
The victim told police the brigands
stole his clothing at the residences
between Mermaid and Surf
avenues and stabbed him multiple
times around 8 am before running
Three weasels broke into a 20th
Avenue nail salon stealing over
$2,000 dollars, jewelry and designer
bags on May 2.
A witness told police the trio of
freebooters said they were police
when entering the salon between
64th and 65th avenue around 1:20 am
before fl eeing in a light-color sedan.
Thieves stole over $5,000 worth
of lottery tickers from a 20th Avenue
bodega on April 28.
Police said the bandits removed
the entire lottery cabinet from the
shop between Bay Ridge Avenue
and 70th Street around 9:30 pm
which was later recovered behind
A brute slammed an attendant at
an 86th Street gas station against a
counter and then proceeded to steal
electronics on May 1.
The victim told police the savage
offered to shake his hand when entering
the gas station on Bay Parkway
and Bay 31st Street before pulling his
body into the countertop around 8:49
pm causing swelling to his abdomen
8 COURIER LIFE, MAY 7-13, 2021
Two diners shot at Peter
The famed Peter Luger Steakhouse. File photo by Julie Rosenberg
A posse of villains slashed a guy
and beat him up on Furman Street
on May 2.
The victim told police that, near
Brooklyn Bridge Park at Doughty
Street just before 6:30 pm, the criminal
crew rolled up in a car and
started harassing him.
They punched him several times
and one of the knaves pulled out a
blade and cut his hand, before the
reprobates fl ed toward Atlantic Avenue,
according to police repots.
No love lost
A menacing jerk ambushed his
ex-girlfriend on Nassau Street on
The victim told cops that, near
Gold Street at 6 pm, her former beau
punched her in the face and dragged
her by her purse, before taking $210
in cash and her smart watch, breaking
her phone, and fl eeing in a ridehail
car to Crown Heights.
A pickpocket snatched a woman’s
phone on the F train near Bergen
Street on April 27.
The victim told police that, on the
Coney Island-bound train just after
1:30 pm, the sneak reached down
and fi lched her cellphone and fl ed
into the station near Smith Street.
A scammer defrauded a Jay
Street senior out of more than
$10,000 by pretending to work for
Amazon on April 26.
The victim, 67, told police that
the charlatan called her at her home
near Front Street claiming to work
for the e-tail giant, and convinced
her to download an app allowing
the shyster to remotely access her
He then took $10,512 from her
checking account, which she froze
afterward, according to cops.
FORT GREENE-CLINTON HILL
What a drag!
Police arrested one man they say
stole a woman’s car while she tried
to hold onto the door on Myrtle Avenue
on May 1.
The victim told police that, near
Clermont Avenue at 8 pm, she left
her car with her engine running,
when the suspect and another perpetrator
allegedly got in and tried to
She tried to stop them by holding
onto the front passenger door but
the man still on the loose pushed
her off while the car was moving,
according to the authorities.
Cops found the stolen car a few
blocks away at Stanford Street just
before 8:30 and arrested the 18-yearold
man on felony robbery charges,
according to police reports.
Trying to help
A villain stabbed a guy for trying
to break up a fi ght on S. Portland
Avenue on April 26.
The victim told police that, between
Hanson Place and Fulton
Street at 2:50 pm, he saw the criminal
argue with another person and
when he tried to diffuse their warof
words, one of them suddenly
knifed him in the stomach and they
both bolted toward Fulton Street.
The ailing victim drove himself
to Methodist Hospital for his nonlife
threatening wounds, according
to police reports.
A thief stole a bunch of camera
equipment and electronics from a
man’s Grand Avenue storage locker
between Dec. 1 and May 1.
The victim told cops that, while
he was out of the country, the pilferer
took more than $4,500-worth
of gear from the facility near Park
— Kevin Duggan
BY ROBERT POZARYCKI
Charges are pending against a
24-year-old man accused of shooting
two diners after getting into a
beef inside the iconic Peter Luger
Steakhouse on Thursday night.
Police said the rare disturbance
happened at about 9:46
pm on April 29 when the suspect,
who dined at the historic
eatery at 178 Broadway in Williamsburg,
got into a dispute
with other guests. It’s not clear,
at this point, what caused the argument.
According to law enforcement
sources, the suspect then
walked out of the steakhouse,
then turned around outside the
restaurant, pulled out a handgun
and began firing shots.
Authorities said he missed
his apparent targets, and instead
struck two people who were dining
in the outdoor seating area.
One diner, a 30-year-old man,
took a bullet to his back, while
a 57-year-old man was struck in
the stomach, police noted.
Officers from the 90th Precinct
and EMS units responded
to the scene. Both victims were
taken to Bellevue Hospital for
treatment of injuries not considered
Cops captured the suspect
near the location a short time
later. They also recovered a
handgun believed to have been
used in the shooting.
The investigation remains
ongoing, police said.