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Police & Fire
0 Suspect Wanted In Purse-Snatching At TJ Maxx On 86th Street

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…

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0 Thieves Skimming Credit Cards At Local Gas Stations

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…

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3 Bensonhurst Park Restrooms Bombed Out From Halloween 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…

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1 Cops Find Dead Man Beneath Coney Island Boardwalk

A dead man was found beneath Coney Island’s Riegelmann Boardwalk on Saturday, sparking an investigation into his death. The man, who has not been identified, is described as a Hispanic man in his 40s. He was found at approximately 6:15pm near West 25th Street. The Daily News reports that no foul play is suspected, but…

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