Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
Gun for cash
A thug held up two men on Dec. 11 during a harrowing confrontation at the corner of Clinton and Livingston streets.
The victims were approaching the intersection at 9:10 pm when the suspect blocked their path. His hand was thrust in his pocket as if he had a gun, the victims told police.
“Don’t make me shoot you,” the thug threatened as he robbed the two men of $70 and a Blackberry.
Above & beyond
A mugger jumped a 31-year-old at the corner of Jay and Bridge streets on Dec. 12 — then marched his victim to a nearby ATM so he could withdraw some money.
The victim was nearing the corner at 2:45 am when the thug ran up and punched him in the face, causing him to fall to the ground.
The thief then picked the man up and demanded his money. But when the victim said he had none, the thug escorted him to the nearest bank so he could pull $100 — which he promptly handed to the brigand.
A thief robbed a 34-year-old woman of her Blackberry on Dec. 9 as she sat in front of her St. Marks Place building.
The victim was minding her own business at 3:45 am when a man in a ski mask walked up to her, pulled a small knife and forced her to hand over her phone.
A goon charged into the Subway restaurant on Atlantic Avenue on Dec. 10 and ordered “f—kin’ everything” — but he wasn’t talking about sandwiches.
Workers at the store between Court Street and Boerum Place said the thief entered at 8:05 am with a gun in his hand and barked out his order. He ultimately ran off with $1,000.
A gun-toting goon robbed a woman of her cellphone during a Dec. 11 confrontation on Bond Street.
The 20-year-old victim was between Fulton and Livingston streets at 8 pm when the thug grabbed her from behind and demanded her phone.
“Don’t think about yelling or I will shoot you,” the thug threatened as he forced the woman to give up her property.
A devilish thief crept into a Cranberry Street church on Dec. 11, removing a congregant’s wallet.
The thief preyed on a churchgoer at the Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims between Hicks and Henry streets, entering the church basement at 4:10 pm and slinking away after looting a 56-year-old woman’s purse.
A daring criminal swiped 150 feet of copper piping from — of all places — Brooklyn Criminal Court on Dec. 9.
The pipe — $20,000 worth — was discovered missing from the Schermerhorn Street courthouse between Smith Street and Boerum Place at 11:35 am.
Here’s a guy who knows exactly what he wants: A knife-wielding brute held up a 53-year-old on Dean Street on Dec. 7, but said he only needed $5.
The victim was between Hoyt and Bond streets at 8:55 pm when the thief ran up behind him.
“Hey mister, you have $5 to give me,” the teen asked. But when the victim said he had no money to give, the thief pulled a knife.
“Give me $5 now,” the thief said.
The victim gave the thug what he wanted, and then some — a $20 bill, he told police.
A thief swiped a woman’s handbag left in a Montague Street office on Dec. 7.
The 42-year-old victim left her bag inside an office between Clinton Street and Cadman Plaza West at 3 pm. Two hours later it was found empty inside a second-floor stairwell, she told police.
— Thomas Tracy
Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook
A teen brandished a handgun on Third Place and Henry Street on Dec. 12.
Officer Cedric Brooks saw a 15-year-old display a Smith and Wesson .40-caliber pistol at around 3:28 pm, and quickly arrested the misguided youth.
Someone burglarized a Baltic Street home on Dec. 9, stealing computers.
The 23-year-old victim told cops she left her home at around 3 pm and returned at 8:30 pm to find her Apple MacBook and Apple MacBook Pro gone. Cops said the worm entered through a front window, using the fire escape.
Someone stole a woman’s cellphone on Hicks Street on Dec. 8.
The 44-year-old victim told cops she was near Pacific Street at 5 pm with her kids when a man reached in her pocket and extracted her LG phone.
Someone gershed bicycles and other equipment from in front of a Warren Street home on Dec. 8.
The 52-year-old victim told cops that the creep made off with two bikes locked to a front gate of the home between Henry and Clinton streets at around 9 am. The thief also took five bicycle helmets, an electric leaf blower, and two scooters. The victim estimated the booty’s value at over $2,500.
Bond bag boob
Someone ripped off a woman’s handbag on Bond Street on Dec. 4.
The 18-year-old victim said she was near Union Street at around 11:30 pm when a man suddenly grabbed her bag, getting an iPhone, $200, a debit card, sketchbook, makeup, and an unidentified novel.
— Gary Buiso
A tire and rim thief struck at least twice:
• The creep hit a 2009 Honda sedan on Clinton Street near Pacific Street sometime between 5:30 pm on Dec. 7 and 7:30 am the next day, stealing two tires and two rims worth $1,500, according to the vehicle’s 40-year-old victim.
• During the same time period, the jerk also took all four wheels off a 2008 Honda Accord on President Street near Hoyt Street, the car’s wheelie-annoyed 59-year-old owner told police.
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