A woman was brutally beaten and robbed in a G-train station on Jan. 17, police said.
The thug followed the 33-year-old victim down the stairs as she entered the Clinton/ Washington station, on Lafayette Avenue, shortly after 9 pm. When she reached the landing, he grabbed her from behind, threw her down and kicked her in the face.
The brute then snatched the woman’s bag, raced back to the street level and pedaled down Clinton Avenue on a bicycle, toward Greene Avenue.
As the man rode off, he pulled the cash from the victim’s bag — $117 total — and ditched the purse.
Police are looking for a black man in his 20s, 5-foot-6 and 205 pounds, wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans.
One thing truly sets the thief apart: two “different” colored eyes, according to police.
First he grabbed her chest. Then he grabbed her cell.
But moments later, police grabbed the thief himself.
Police arrested a 37-year-old man after he twice violated a Bay Ridge woman as she walked along Hanson Place, near Ashland Place, on Jan. 19. The brute sneaked up behind the 28-year-old woman around 10:30 pm, reached around and fondled her breasts, then wrestled her to the pavement and snatched her cellphone.
The thief ran off with the high-end mobile, but he didn’t get far. Police Officer Rafael Santana of the 88th Precinct arrested him soon after on robbery charges.
A trio of thugs beat a man up for his $60 leather wallet — and scored $2 and a couple of credit cards.
The brutes attacked the 30-year-old victim as he walked along Dekalb Avenue, near Hall Street, around 10:15 pm on Jan. 14, police said. Their punches knocked him to the sidewalk, where they continued the beating, kicking him in the face.
“Give me your bag and your wallet,” the lead mugger insisted, before wrenching the wallet from his grasp. The attack left the victim with cuts and bruises on his face and head.
The robbers ran off along Dekalb Avenue, turning onto Hall Street.
All three were described as black men, close to 20 years old. The vocal one was 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, and dressed in black work boots and a black snorkel jacket. The second was 5-foot-10, 170 and wore blue jeans and a black snorkel jacket. The third had an inch on his accomplices, weighed in around 180, and shared their penchant for black snorkel jackets, black boots and blue jeans.
The flashlight was a clue. The ceiling fan, light fixture and radio sealed the deal.
Police nabbed a burglar with tools of the trade and the aforementioned electronics after he allegedly broke into a Putnam Avenue apartment on Jan. 16.
The burglar busted into the first-floor unit, off Irving Place, after 7 pm. When the 72-year-old resident returned home, shortly before 8 pm, the lock was broken and her fan, a statuesque light fixture and the radio were gone.
But 88th Precinct Officer Joseph Brunetti arrested the 39-year-old thief soon after. Brunetti found $16 and the stolen goods, worth an estimated $120 together, on the suspect, along with a flashlight the crook allegedly used in the crime.
A trio of thieves stole a woman’s purse as she walked along Willoughby Avenue on Jan. 20, police said.
The 21-year-old victim was near Emerson Place, on her way to her boyfriend’s house, when the thugs rushed her, around 8 pm. One mugger swiped the bag from her right shoulder and the three ran off, disappearing into the dark before she could see them well.
The bag held an ATM card, a dormitory key and pink Motorola cellphone, valued at $400.
A woman lost more than the dirt on her clothes when visiting a Putnam Avenue Laundromat on Jan. 15, police said.
The 50-year-old victim stopped by the laundry, at the corner of Fulton Street, just before 10 am. She placed her purse on a folding table and walked to a machine to fetch her clothes. When she returned to the table, the pocketbook was gone.
The brown bag held her checkbook, credit, bank and library cards, plus health insurance information, supermarket-discount tags and a video rental card.
A thief threatened to shoot a man over $4 during a Jan. 12 hold-up — but police arrested the 32-year-old thug moments after the Myrtle Avenue mugging.
The 36-year-old Manhattan man was at work when the alleged robber attacked, shortly before 6:30 am, near the corner of Navy Walk.
The gunman swiped the singles — without firing — and disappeared.
But he wasn’t gone for long, thanks to 88th Precinct Officer Frank Liuzzi, who made the arrest.
Lightning may not strike twice. Apparently, car thieves do — at least in Fort Greene.
Someone swiped the same decade-old van from the corner of Hanson Place and South Portland Avenue — for the second time, police said.
The 58-year-old owner parked the green Plymouth Voyager around 5 pm on Jan. 11, secured the steering wheel with a club-like device and locked the doors. When he returned on Jan. 16, around 2:30 pm, there was no sign of the vehicle.
The victim, who lives less than five blocks away, didn’t immediately provide police with details of the first heist. But he did say the green beater was eventually recovered — in Queens.
Thieves stole computer equipment worth close to $15,000 and vandalized the library at a Red Hook elementary school on a school night on Jan. 17, police said.
The burglars managed to sneak into Public School 27, the Agnes Y. Humphrey School, on Huntington Street near Hicks Street, after 7 pm. When school employees arrived at 6 am the following day, they discovered glass shattered on the doors of three second-floor rooms — 230, 242, and 258 — and bedlam among the library books.
Officials then discovered that a computer cart, a printer, a DVD player, a digital camera, two cellphones and a dozen laptops, valued at $12,000, were all missing.
The thieves also took a deadbolt from an exit door.
A thief who stopped a man on a Downtown street and ask him if he could use his digital camera, ended up running off with the device, cops said.
The 26-year-old dupe was walking on Wyckoff Street, near Smith Street, at 4:15 am on Jan. 20 when the sleazy shutterbug asked to use the camera. For some reason, the victim agreed.
But instead of pausing to take a photo, the robber took off running. The victim chased and caught the thief, but the robber shook free. He left the victim camera-less, but unharmed.
A robber jammed a gun in the back of a 30-year-old woman as she prepared to purchase a MetroCard at the Jay Street subway station, just before 1 pm on Jan. 21, police said.
“Don’t even put the money in there,” the thief insisted. “Just give it to me.”
The victim slipped him $40 and the thief grabbed her cellphone for good measure.
He jumped the turnstile and, in his haste, tumbled down the stairs to the Queens-bound F-train platform, where he disappeared.
You can even get robbed inside the District Attorney’s office.
A thief swiped the purse of an employee at the DA’s office on Jay Street, off Willoughby Street, on Jan. 12, police said.
The 29-year-old victim stashed her purse under a desk around 10:30 am and left for about 20 minutes.
When she returned, the bag was gone, along with her green leather wallet, worth $70, and the goodies inside: credit cards, a Berkeley student ID and $40.
A teenager lost her iPod to a knife-wielding mugger while walking to school on Jan. 16, police said.
The girl was with her 14-year-old friend on Adams Street, near Willoughby Street, shortly after 10 am when the thug ran up behind her.
He flashed a knife and demanded, “Yo, give me your iPod.”
She did, and he disappeared with the popular digital device.
Some sales just are not worth it.
A woman had her purse swiped while taking advantage of the 75-percent-off sale at Fishs Eddy four days before the Montague Street store closed for good, police said.
The 45-year-old woman momentarily put down her purse inside the store, near Henry Street, while shopping just before 2 pm on Jan. 10.
Moments later, the bag was gone from the shop, which was packed with bargain hunters. The bag held ATM and credit cards, $50 and a Blackberry communication device.
It can happen even in the best of ’hoods.
Someone swiped a Nissan from the corner of Clark and Willow streets on Jan. 15, police said.
The 38-year-old owner, a Long Island resident, parked the 1997 sedan around 3:30 pm and went to visit friends. When he returned at 8 pm, he found no sign of the car.
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