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Here’s our roundup of some of the crime reports that happened in and around Bensonhurst in the last week, courtesy of the NYPD’s 62nd Precinct. Robberies were big this week. One firefighter lost his badge to a pickpocket, a feisty women fended off a purse-snatcher, and a burglar went to great lengths to get his laundry done. A burglar punched a…

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Authorities arrested 15 women and shut down nine massage parlors in Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge today, as part of a major prostitution and trafficking investigation. Two women, Xiao-Ling Pan and Sun Han, were charged with promoting prostitution, nine were charged with misdemeanor prostitution, and 10 were charged with providing unlicensed massage services, according to prosecutors. “We conducted these raids and…

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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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