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CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We publish the week’s statistics for the 62nd Precinct reports every Friday. The 62nd Precinct is the police command responsible for Bensonhurst and Bath Beach.

Source: Facebook/VillabateAlba

Source: Facebook/VillabateAlba

A woman was found unconscious in a parked sedan this morning in front of a bakery on the corner of 18th Avenue and 70th Street, from an apparent overdose, police said.

The woman, who was identified as Maria Raudino, 28, from Toms River, NJ, was found slumped, face-down in the front passenger seat of a gold 2003 Hyundai Sonata, police said. The car was parked in front of Villabate Alba, an Italian bakery located at 7001 18th Avenue.

Antonio Alaimo, the owner of the bakery, told us a customer first noticed a woman slumped over in the car outside. Police were called and detectives asked to see the bakery’s cameras. The footage showed that the car had been parked in the same spot since 1am the night before.

“No one actually realized the car was there overnight, until a random customer came into the store and asked to call the police” said Alaimo.

EMS arrived and pronounced the woman DOA at the scene. There was no trauma to the body, and police said they are treating it as an overdose.

An investigation is ongoing, and the Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

“It’s so sad, she was so young,” Alaimo said when he learned Raudino’s age. “It breaks my heart, to tell you the truth.”

Source: DCPI

Source: DCPI

Police are searching for a suspect who they believe snatched a teen’s pocketbook at a TJ Maxx store on 86th Street this month.

The female suspect is accused of taking the purse from a bench at the store, located 502 86 Street, at around 5pm on Saturday, November 8.

Police say the 15-year-old female victim briefly she stepped away from the bench, leaving her purse unattended, while she tried on a pair of shoes. The suspect snatched the purse and fled in an unknown direction.  She is described as a black female with long black hair, wearing a baby blue shirt and a dark colored sweater (see above photo). The purse contained a credit card, $40 cash, and assorted personal items.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website, or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577.

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CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We publish the week’s statistics for the 62nd Precinct reports every Friday. The 62nd Precinct is the police command responsible for Bensonhurst and Bath Beach.

Suspects

Police are asking for help in locating two suspects wanted for a daytime armed robbery a Borough Park office last week.

The suspects entered Roth Roofing, located in the basement of an apartment building on 1163 50th Street, on November 3 at 4:20pm and robbed the business owner and his employee, cops said.

One of the thieves pulled out a silver handgun and ordered the two victims to get on the ground, according to police, who add the suspects then rummaged through the office and demanded money, collecting $2,030 in cash and two phones — a BlackBerry and an LG flip phone — before fleeing on foot. The victims were not injured.

The first suspect, who was holding the handgun, is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 30 years old, 5 feet 8 inches, 180 pounds, with a light complexion and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a white hooded jacket with black stripes on the sleeves and dark blue jeans.

The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches, 170 pounds, with a bald head. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black face mask.

Police shared this video of the suspects:

Anyone with information in regards to this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Police say all calls are confidential.

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CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We publish the week’s statistics for the 62nd Precinct reports every Friday. The 62nd Precinct is the police command responsible for Bensonhurst and Bath Beach.

Credit: Flickr/tom.arthur

Credit: Flickr/tom.arthur

Due to a recent spate of credit/debit card skimming reports at gas stations in New York City, the NYPD is urging folks to be alert while paying at the gas pump–and to look out for credit card skimming devices.

Our neighborhoods are not immune. In April, there were two incidents at Sunoco stations in Brooklyn, one at 1248 Coney Island Avenue in Midwood, and another 1907 Cropsey Avenue in Bath Beach.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Choose a pump near the cashier. Experts say skimmers prefer to target pumps in the shadows.
  • Inspect the gas pump reader before using it.
  • If you do suspect a skimming device, call 911.
  • If a device is discovered refrain from touching, call 911.
  • When possible utilize cash, instead of your credit/debit card.

Crosby-ave-fire

An early afternoon fire destroyed the restrooms on the corner of Cropsey Avenue and Bay Parkway in Bensonhurst Park on Friday, October 31.

All units were called in to fight the blaze at 1:45pm, and the fire was under control by 2:09pm, said FDNY officials. The cause of the fire is under investigation. There were no injuries.

When we visited today, the restroom was boarded up and reeked of ash, but the main structure was still standing.

Here’s a photo of the fire sent to us by tipster Dutch Benendez.

Firefighters contain fire in Bensonhurst Park on October 31, 2014.  (Credit: Dutch Benendez)

Firefighters contain fire in Bensonhurst Park on October 31, 2014. (Credit: Dutch Benendez)

We’ve reached out to the Parks Department to find out about repairs, and will update when we hear back.

Harold-Stein

The NYPD is searching for a 75-year-old man, last seen leaving his Surf Avenue home, near Nautilus Avenue, in Sea Gate on Thursday, October 30 at noon.

Harold Stein is described as 5’6″ tall, weighing 175 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen wearing a blue sweater and blue jeans.

Anyone with information in regards to this missing person is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  The public can also submit tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We publish the week’s statistics for the 62nd Precinct reports every Friday. The 62nd Precinct is the police command responsible for Bensonhurst and Bath Beach.

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