Police Beat

Trio clobbers, robs guy of phone, wallet


Talk about getting hammered.

A 49-year-old told cops he was walking home on the southwest corner of Albany Crescent and Kingsbridge Terrace just west of the Jerome Park Reservoir in the early morning hours of May 24 when three guys roughly half his age jumped him. One of them reportedly said, “Give me everything. Don’t call the police, or I’ll kill you.”

One of the men clocked the guy with a pipe, police said, while another pounded him with a hammer before taking his cell phone, his wallet and $40 cash, and dashing off to parts unknown. Police valued the phone at $200 and the wallet at $20.

Police described one of the alleged attackers as around 18, 6-foot-1, and 200 pounds. The other two, both around 5-foot-3 and 120 pounds, appeared to be in their 20s.

Popeyes thief too quick to catch

Nothing wrong with digging into some chicken and biscuits, but at least one woman probably wishes she’d kept a closer eye on her belongings.

The 87-year-old was enjoying an evening repast at the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen at 205 W. 231st St., a little after 7 on May 22, police said, when a guy snatched her wallet. Inside were her credit card and $45.

He darted out the establishment’s front door, but not before he paraded himself in front of the restaurant’s cameras, which could help cops track down the fleet-footed thief.


Goodbye, old Honda

Car theft season seems to last forever.

A 44-year-old told police he parked his 1999 Honda Civic on Reservoir Avenue between University and Claflin avenues around 4 p.m., on May 20.

When he returned a little after 9 that evening, the Honda was gone, cops said, with no broken glass and no signs of forced entry. There probably were no cameras in the area, either, which could make tracking it down difficult.

Police valued the car at $1,300.