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Four men were arrested and charged for robbing two Bensonhurst residences last week, and police believe they are responsible for a month-long burglary spree in the neighborhood. Louis Desalvatore, 36, John Catullo, 46, Paul Debenedetto, 37, and Joseph DeBenedetto, 30, were charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of larceny, trespassing, criminal possession of stolen property and other charges…

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A team of scam artists is targeting elderly Asian women in Bensonhurst and Bath Beach, police warned at the 62nd Precinct’s Community Council meeting yesterday. On November 5, three woman approached a 74-year-old woman at a restaurant on 86th street and 24th Avenue and offered to bless her money and valuables to rid them of evil spirits, making…

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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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A concerned neighbor alerted Community Board 11 to a string of car break-ins and vandalism along Cropsey Avenue during the group’s October 7 meeting. A man who introduced himself as Theodore said the incidents have stretched along the commercial corridor from Bay 16th Street to Bay 20th Street, requesting that the Board urge the 62nd Precinct…

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A man was found fatally shot in the head Saturday morning in a Coney Island building with a history of recent tragedies. Police responded to a 911 call at 8:45am of a person shot inside 2007 Surf Avenue, where they found a 43-year-old man collapsed in the 13th floor hallway. The man had a gunshot…

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Rafael Laureano, 51, who owned Spartan Health Club (1166 Coney Island Avenue), died when he was hit by a bullet from police officers who were firing at a knife-wielding man who had attacked Laureano and his girlfriend at an Ocean Parkway apartment Monday night, the city medical examiner said. The city medical examiner’s office told…

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