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Pinned, robbed at Land & Sea


Normally, getting attacked and robbed isn’t on the menu when grabbing breakfast at a neighborhood eatery. But it can happen.

And, allegedly, it did to a 30-year-old man at Land and Sea Restaurant, 5535 Broadway, in Kingsbridge, on the morning of March 11. He told cops two others confronted him in the restroom demanding his chain before one man pinned him down while his accomplice snatched the bling from his neck, as well as $3,000 out of his pocket.

Leaving the fellow unharmed, the roughnecks hopped into a white Jeep, police said, gunning it southbound on Broadway. 

Cameras at the location reportedly helped cops catch a glimpse of the attackers. One they described as around 25 years old, 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds. He had black eyes, long hair in braids, and wore blue jeans and a white T-shirt.

The second, cops said, was about the same height as his partner, also had black eyes, long black hair in a ponytail, sporting a beard and a blue sweater.

As for that chain, police described it as gold with a 14-carat diamond. The victim said he shelled out $11,200 for it. 

But the attackers nabbed not just one, but two gold chains, police said, valuing the second — which they also described as gold with a 14-carat diamond — at $5,200. 


Miracle jumper took the pearls, too

For those willing to stomach the risk, jumping out a window can make for a quick exit from a lower-story apartment. 

And, according to the 50th Precinct, the so-called “miracle jump” is a common getaway tactic among thieves in this part of the Bronx.

A 57-year-old learned that the hard way. He told cops he came home at around 3:45 in the afternoon March 15 to find someone leaping out the window of his second-floor apartment on the 3100 block of Corlear Avenue in Kingsbridge.

Negative results on the canvass, cops said, and no description of the jumper, who took five watches, a digital camera, a white Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone, gold earrings, and three sets of freshwater pearls, along with $200 in cash and a U.S. passport. Police valued the non-cash items at a little more than $1,700.


Car theft started, not finished

A 26-year-old man told police he parked his black, two-door 1998 Chevy Camaro on the 3700 block of Jerome Avenue at around 10 p.m., March 6. When he returned two days later, he found that the ignition and steering column were damaged.

However, the door locks were unscathed, and nothing was taken from inside.

Police suspect the guy either left his doors unlocked, or that the would-be car thieves managed to get past them before running into trouble with the ignition and steering column, probably in an attempt to hotwire the Camaro.