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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: 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.

Source: Krokodyl via Wikimedia Commons

Source: Krokodyl via Wikimedia Commons

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 off with $35,000 in cash as well as her jewelry, cops said. This incident matched a pattern of burglaries that occurred in 2013.

The Cantonese-speaking thieves would approach their victims, strike up a friendly conversation, and then warn them of bad fortune coming their way, cops said. The scam artists would tell their victims that the only way to rid themselves of the curse was to have their jewelry and money “blessed.” Victims would be told to go home and deposit all their valuable in a special bag, which would be handed over to the crooks and later returned filled with water bottles, newspapers, or food. Victims were warned not to open the bag for two weeks and by that time, the con artists were long gone.

Earlier this year, we reported that the Asian community in Bensonhurst was being disproportionately targeted by crime, with Asians accounting for 19 out of 20 burglary victims in the area.

If you or someone you know is approached by a person offering to bless your valuables, call the 62nd Precinct immediately (718) 236-2611.

Bensonhurst-dental-thanksgiving

On Sunday, November 23, from 10am-6pm, the folks at Bensonhurst Dental Care (1872 80th St) will be providing dental services free of charge to New York City’s police, firefighters, EMTs, military personnel, and their families.

“We have a unique opportunity to show our men and women in uniform that we are incredibly thankful for their hard work and dedication to the people of this great city,” said Dr. Daniel Rubinshtein.

At the full-day event, Bensonhurst Dental will provide oral cancer screenings, checkups, emergency treatments, as well as kid checkups, fluoride, and cleanings. There will also be a raffle in which one lucky winner will receive a full smile makeover by cosmetic dentist Dr. Marina Rubinshtein.

Food and giveaway bags will be provided.

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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.

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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.

photo via tsc nyc marathon

This Sunday, November 2 is the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon–and whether you’re planning to go out and cheer or steer clear of race-related traffic concerns altogether, there’s an extensive list of street closures you might want to get to know. Via the NYPD:

Beginning at midnight on Sunday, November 2, the upper level of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic. At approximately 7 a.m. rolling street closures will commence along the route in preparation for the marathon… Street closures and parking restrictions are expected to cause traffic delays. The use of public transportation is highly recommended.

Below are the Brooklyn roads being affected by closures (see full five borough list here):

  • Dahlgren Place between Verrazano Bridge and 92nd Street (North Bound)
  • 92nd Street between Dahlgren Place and 4th Avenue
  • 4th Avenue between 92nd Street and Flatbush Avenue
  • Flatbush Avenue between 4th Avenue and Lafayette Avenue
  • Brooklyn Queens Expressway (South-bound) between Verrazano Bridge and 79th Street
  • 7th Avenue between 79th Street and 75th Street / Bay Ridge Parkway
  • 7th Avenue between 74th Street and 75th Street
  • 74th Street between 6th Avenue and 7th Avenue
  • 6th Avenue between 74th Street and 75th Street
  • Bay Ridge Parkway between 7th Avenue and 4th Avenue
  • 92nd Street between Gatling Place and Fort Hamilton Parkway
  • Fort Hamilton Parkway between 92nd Street and 94th Street
  • 94th Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 4th Avenue (North-bound)
  • 4th Avenue between 94th Street and Flatbush Avenue (South-bound)
  • Bedford Avenue between Lafayette Avenue and Nassau Avenue
  • Nassau Avenue between Bedford Ave / Lorimer St and Manhattan Ave
  • Manhattan Avenue between Nassau Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue
  • Greenpoint Avenue between Manhattan Ave and McGuiness Boulevard
  • McGuiness Boulevard between Greenpoint Avenue and 48th Avenue
  • Pulaski Bridge (South-bound)

Police also note the security measures for this year’s event for both runners and spectators, including how to make the day easier on yourself:

Prior to taking their starting positions on Staten Island, runners will be screened and their bags inspected. The New York Road Runners has provided the participants with clear bags to expedite this process. Individuals who require event credentials and special access to secure areas, such as organizers, volunteers and other personnel, have been pre-screened in addition to the physical screening they will receive on Sunday.

Along the course, bags and backpacks may be subject to search. Bag checks and magnetometer screenings will be conducted in the area of the finish line. Spectators can help expedite, if not alleviate some of the security process, by leaving backpacks at home.

If you’re running in this year’s event, good luck!

Photo via TSC New York City Marathon

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