Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
Two thieves stole a woman’s cellphone on Red Cross Place on Nov. 9.
The victim said she was near Adams Street at 10 pm when the thieves punched her in the face and grabbed the phone.
Three thugs attacked a man on Fourth Avenue on Nov. 8.
The man told cops that he was outside a fast food restaurant between Warren Street and St. Marks Place at 4 am when a woman approached and started a conversation. That’s when her accomplices pounced, beating the victim and stealing his keys and cellphone.
Two burglars broke into a clothing store on Fulton Street on Nov 7 — twice!
A witness told police that he saw the men use a shopping cart to break through the front door of the store at Flatbush Avenue at 2:30 am. The men fled within minutes, but returned at 2:45 am and removed $600 worth of clothes.
A car was stolen from Court Street on Nov. 13.
The vehicle’s owner said he left his wheels unlocked — and with the engine running! — between Atlantic Avenue and State Street at 6:40 pm. When he returned moments later, the car was missing.
A thief stole a woman’s purse from a pizzeria on Willoughby Street on Nov. 10.
The victim said that she stopped at the pie shop between Lawrence and Jay streets at 2:20 pm. Before leaving, she realized her purse was missing.
Thieves gershed a bike and construction tools from the basement of a building on Columbia Heights on Nov. 4.
The occupant said that he noticed that the items were gone from the basement of his building, between Pierrepont and Clark streets, at 10 pm.
He told police the basement was unlocked for several hours earlier that day to accommodate Con Edison employees and construction workers who were doing work in the building.
At least two women were pick-pocketed last week:
• A crook silently swiped a woman’s wallet on Fulton Street near Hoyt Street at 3 pm on Nov. 12.
• A crook stole a wallet on Fulton Street between Lawrence and Hoyt streets at 4 pm on Nov. 10.
Three thieves stole a $1,400 Gucci necklace at the Borough Hall subway station on Nov. 1.
The victim said that he was inside the Joralemon Street station at 6:50 pm when one of the men yanked the chain from his neck.
An alleged necklace thief was busted on Bond Street on Nov. 7.
The victim told cops that a thief snatched the chain from her neck in the lobby of the building between Livingston and Fulton streets at 2:30 pm. The man tried to flee, but was stopped and held down by two witnesses until police arrived. Then cops arrested their man.
Thieves stole two tires and rims off a Range Rover on Pierrepont Place.
The car’s owner said she parked near Montague Street at 7:30 am on Nov. 9. When she returned at 8:50 am the next day, the tires and rims were no longer there.
— Daniel Bush
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