POLICE BEAT

I smashed your car windows

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Someone may need to work on their anger management. Well, that’s as good a guess as any as to why a vandal smashed a car window on the 3300 block of Bailey Avenue.

Police say the incident took place sometime between midnight on July 18 and the morning of July 21, when the owner of a blue 2012 Honda Odyssey returned to find his right passenger-side window broken.

Fortunately, nothing was taken from inside. Still, the unlucky car owner faced repairs of around $250.

 

Man slashed on Putnam Ave W

Refusing someone who’s trying to rob you is a bold move — sometimes it works, but seemingly more often than not, it doesn’t.

Unfortunately for one victim on July 5, the latter was true.

A man was near the 3800 block of Putnam Avenue West just after 9 p.m., when someone demanded his jewelry, saying, “I’m going to take your stuff.” When the man refused, he was slashed several times, police said.

The man suffered lacerations to his left and right forearms as well as his right hand. He was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital in Belmont.

Police have few leads on this attack as there were no cameras at the scene. They also don’t have a description of the attacker. But 50th Precinct detectives are looking into it.

 

That old ConEd con

Here’s a good rule of thumb: If Con Edison calls you asking to be paid through payment apps like Zelle and Venmo, chances are you’re not actually speaking to ConEd.

This would’ve been a good rule for one victim to follow after reportedly being reached by someone pretending to be a ConEd worker at his home on the 3900 block of Fieldston Road on July 6.

It was just after lunch, and the supposed ConEd worker wanted money, police said. If he wasn’t paid $592 through Zelle, he threatened to turn off the man’s electricity.

Wanting to keep the lights on, the man complied, and then actually called the fake ConEd collector back only to be told he’d been had.

Detectives are still searching for this scammer.

 

Ready, set, go!

While people may think they’re fast enough to leave the car running while running quickly inside their building to grab something, is it ever really a good idea? The answer is probably no.

Unfortunately, one victim learned this lesson the hard way.

He left his car running while he ran into his apartment on the 500 block of West 236th Street sometime between 9:30 and 10 p.m., on July 19. When, he returned, his white 2017 Lexus was nowhere to be seen.