Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
A violent jerk choked a man on Gold Street, then took his cellphone on April 7.
The 40-year-old victim told cops that he was near Concord Street at 10:40 pm when the thug yelled, “Yo, give me all your money!”
The man refused, so the thug punched him in the face, then strangled him before snatching his $100 cellphone.
Cops arrested a 52-year-old man the same night.
Two thugs beat up a teenager, then snatched his cellphone on Prospect Street on April 7.
The 14-year-old victim told cops he was strolling near Jay Street at 8 pm, when one of the jerks asked him, “Are you a Blood or a Crip?”
“I’m nothing,” he told the bullies, but they started to punch and kick him in the face anyway.
One of the thugs then snatched his gray Blackberry cellphone and they bothran away.
A mob of bullies beat up a teenage girl and snatched her stuff on Fulton Street on April 6.
The 17-year-old victim told cops that she was near Gallatin Place at 5:25 pm when eight girls started to hit her, knocking off her glasses.
One of the bullies snatched an umbrella from her hand; another swiped her Droid cellphone, then threatened to kill her by pushing her in front of a train.
Cops arrested one of the girls the next day.
A quick-moving jerk snatched a woman’s wallet inside a clothing shop on Fulton Street on March 16.
The 24-year-old victim told cops that she set her black purse on a chair at Dr. Jays Ladies, which sells sporty urbanwear near Lawrence Street at around 2 pm, then walked away for a minute. That was enough time for someone to snatch her purse and the $54 inside.
A jerk swiped a woman’s purse while she was shopping on Fulton Street on April 1.
The 63-year-old victim told cops that she was trying on a sweater at Modell’s, a sporting goods shop, near Elm Place at around 7 pm when she placed her bag down for one minute. That was enough time for the jerk to snatch the purse, which had a $500 money order inside.
— Natalie O’Neill
Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook
A pack of teens used an array of items to beat a man on Smith Street on April 5.
The 33-year-old victim told cops that he was near Ninth Street at 3:15 pm when he passed a large group of teens which suddenly hit him with an umbrella. The man kept walking and was then hit with a backpack. He crossed the street, but the mob persisted, this time using fists before fleeing.
The man suffered bruises to the nose and hands.
Someone stole thousands of dollars of computer software and a laptop from a Baltic Street building on March 29.
The 51-year-old victim said that he was filming a movie inside the building, located near Bond Street, and went on the third floor at around 8 pm. When he returned back to the ground level at 9:30 pm, he was floored to find his high-end Apple laptop, along with $2,539 of film editing software, gone.
Someone stole tires and rims from a sports car parked on Columbia Street on April 5.
The 48-year-old victim said he parked his white Infiniti G37 near Kane Street at around 2 pm, but by the time he returned eight hours later, all four wheels, worth $3,000, were gone.
Someone stole over-the-counter drugs from a Court Street CVS on April 5.
A 39-year-old store worker told cops that the congested creep sidled into the store, located near Dean Street, and made off with $210 worth of Claritin, $570 worth of Zyrtec, and $200 worth of Oral B products.
Someone robbed a Smith Street bar patron of everything but the kitchen sink on April 4.
The 38-year-old victim said that he went to Bar Great Harry, located near Sackett Street, at around 8 pm, and when he returned to his things at 8:15 pm, they were missing.
The thief made off with $4,725 worth of stuff, including: an Apple laptop, headphones, laptop case, cycling jacket and shoes, groceries and laundry.
Someone stole a woman’s purse from a Verandah Place home on March 30.
The 59-year-old victim said she was babysitting when the creep entered the home on the gorgeous block near Clinton Street, and made off with her purse, along with a wallet.
The wallet and purse were recovered quickly, but the babysitter’s credit cards, identification, and $80 was gone.
A scoundrel snatched a purse from a salon worker on Livingston Street on April 7.
The 43-year-old worker told cops that she set her brown Coach purse inside a cabinet at Top Nail Design near Nevins Street at around 10:30 am. At the end of her shift, it was gone — and so was the $300 inside.
— Gary Buiso
Not so ‘Fine’
A crook snatched a purse from a club-goer on Front Street on April 8.
The 25-year-old victim told cops that she had placed her purse on a bar stool at Superfine at around 8:15 pm.
A sneaky woman then sat next to her and, a couple hours later, the woman discovered that her purse was nowhere to be found.
A bold thief swiped a woman’s cellphone inside a subway car near DeKalb Avenue on April 5.
The 37-year-old victim told cops that she was riding the D train at 11:55 pm, when it stopped and a man in a blue hooded sweatshirt snatched the black iPhone from her hands. He ran off the train just before the doors closed.
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