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A gun-toting goon sucked all of the innocence out of a neighborhood ice cream parlor by holding up the place.
Officials said that the thief, described as a 5’10” black male, entered Blue Marble, 420 Atlantic Avenue near Bond Street just after 7 p.m. on November 7 and pulled a gun on a 73-year-old worker inside.
The thief ordered the senior to pull out all of the money from the cash register. He even emptied the tip jar before leaving, cops were told.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.
Calls can be made to the 84th Precinct at (718) 875-6811. All calls will be kept confidential.
A coffee vender selling hot beverages near the corner of Cadman Plaza West and Middagh Street found his job a little too hot to handle last week.
The 30-year-old man told police that a teenage thief approached his cart at 11 a.m. on November 5 and pulled a knife on him, demanding his receipts.
“Give me the box,” he demanded.
The teenage terror managed to make off with $80. He was last seen running toward the High Street train station, officials said.
A vintage television recycled into artwork was among a number of items stolen from a 62-year-old woman’s DUMBO studio last week.
Police said that the victim had left the Jay Street space near Water Street sometime after 6 p.m. on November 1. She returned at 8 a.m. the next morning to learn that someone had forced the door.
An air conditioner and iPod were also removed, officials said.
A 48-year-old man was struck in the back during a drive-by BB gun shooting on Flatbush Avenue near State Street.
The victim said that he was near the corner at 9:30 a.m. on November 4 when he heard two pops.
The next thing he knew, he felt a searing pain in his back -- he had been hit by a pellet.
The man said that he saw a tan four door Sedan peel out at that exact moment.
Cops were looking for the vehicle, believing that it could lead them to the BB gunmen.
Cops are looking for a pair of young toughs responsible for robbing diners at the Tillary Street McDonalds.
The victims, 17 and 25, said that they were diving into their food at 2:50 p.m. on November 6 when two males walked up to their table and demanded to see their phone.
When they refused, the thieves demanded that they not only hand over their phones, but their wallets as well.
This time, however, one of the thieves had his hand in his pocket, leading the victims to believe he was armed.
The thieves ultimately ran off with one of the victim’s wallets, $8 and a PlayStation Portable game, officials said.
A taxi cab driver had noxious chemicals sprayed in his face during a confrontation with two passengers who refused to pay their fare.
The cabbie said that he was near the corner of Myrtle Avenue and the Flatbush Avenue Extension when two black males jumped in and asked him to keep the meter off.
The victim couldn’t, however. Four blocks later, the suspects sprayed him in the face and abandoned the vehicle without paying, officials said.
Cops were still looking for the fare beaters as this paper went to press.
A note-passing bandit scored a payday during a recent visit to a local bank.
Cops from the 84th Precinct were told that a black male in his 20s entered the Chase Bank at 9 DeKalb Avenue at 3:45 p.m. October 26 and passed a teller a threatening note.
The teller was reportedly so in fear of her and her customers’ safety that she did what she was told without alerting authorities or secreting a dye pack in with the loot.
Cops were still looking for the thief as this paper went to press.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the NYPD CrimeStoppers unit at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
When you see this, you always know that there’s trouble: a bicycle lying on a bed.
A 27-year-old Joralemon Street man found this curious when he walked into his home at 5:45 p.m. on October 30, but he suddenly found out why -- someone had broken in.
The victim told police that he had left his home at 9:35 a.m. that morning. When he returned, he discovered that someone had removed the air conditioner from the window. His bike was also found reclining on his bed.
Cops were told that a MacBook, an iPhone, a PlayStation console and 20 games had been removed from the apartment.
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