Another video-game–loving hipster was robbed of her pocketbook at the popular Union Avenue watering hole Barcade on Nov. 11, cops said.
The 26-year-old Manhattan woman told police that she put her bag on the floor at around 1 am while she set out to enjoy her drink and a few rounds of Frogger.
But after finishing the game, she found that the bag — which contained her iPod, $600, an Australian passport, her cellphone, makeup, credit and debit cards and gloves — was gone from the location, which is between Powers and Ainslie streets.
A gunman and an accomplice leaped out of the shadows early on Nov. 11 on Humboldt Street, stuck the pistol against their victim’s head, and stole $1,200 — but one of the men was later arrested, police said.
The 2 am robbery occurred near the corner of Scholes Street. After the gunman showed off his piece, the accomplice lifted the Graham Avenue man’s wallet, which also contained his Green Card.
Cops said a canvass of the area yielded one of the perps, though it unclear which one.
A Rodney Street resident got the Dangerfield treatment from a thief, who stole his $13,000 Honda motorcycle from his front yard.
The 34-year-old victim told cops that he locked the 1000RR chopper inside his front gate at around 8 pm on Nov. 5. When he returned four days later, the bike was gone.
A woman who parked her new Acura on Ainslie Street on Nov. 10 returned the next day to find that all four tires — and the fancy rims they were on — had been taken, cops said.
The 53-year-old victim said she had parked the car between Manhattan and Graham avenues at around 3 am. By 8:30 am, all the tires and rims — valued at $3,200 — were gone.
A man who parked his car on Grand Street just after midnight on Nov. 11 returned to it three hours later to find the window smashed and a digital camera missing.
The 34-year-old victim said that his Oakley sunglasses and $30 were also missing from the car, which had been parked between Rodney and Keap streets.
A woman walking under the Williamsburg Bridge on late on Nov. 8 was mugged by two men, cops said.
The 33-year-old South Second Street resident told police that the two men spotted her at just before midnight as she walked near the corner of South Sixth and Whyte streets.
Pretending to be offering “assistance,” the men approached — only to steal her bag, which contained a Blackberry phone and $40.
Cops say they are looking two black men, both 5-foot-8.
A Kent Avenue warehouse was robbed by thieves who broke through the roof overnight on Nov. 9, cops said.
Officers don’t have a list of what was stolen from the Big Daddy Wholesale warehouse, which is between South 11th Street and Division Avenue — but cops know that the thieves entered through the ceiling and fled through a side window.
Another armed thug stuck up a man on Bedford Avenue early on Nov. 11 — but left the scene empty-handed, cops said.
The 25-year-old victim told police that he was near the corner of South Fourth Street at around 2:30 am when the gunman pointed a black pistol at him and said, “Give me all your cash.”
But something spooked the thief, because he left on his bicycle before actually taking anything, police said.
A man was shot and killed outside a bakery on the corner of Union Avenue and Grand Street in the early morning of Nov. 10 by a gunman who didn’t offer any explanation, cops said.
The man, Hector Salas, had been standing outside the bakery with a friend at around 5 am when the gunman approached “without making any statement,” and opened fire.
Salas was hit under the arm, but his friend ran inside the bakery to grab a knife. By the time he got back outside, he saw the gunman fleeing eastbound on Grand Street.
The friend described the gunman as a white Hispanic man, 5-foot-9, 180 pounds.
Four armed bandits mugged a man, drove him and his girlfriend around the corner in his Mercedes and handcuffed and released him, while taking the girlfiend on a joyless ride on Nov. 8.
The horror story began at around 7:45 pm, when the 66-year-old man parked the 1997 luxury car near the corner of Boerum Street and Bushwick Place. Suddenly, four thugs approached him and his girlfriend, beat him, took $400 and stuffed them both back into the car.
The drove the pair around the corner, handcuffed the man behind the back, and dumped him. He managed to walk to the corner of Metropolitan and Onderdonk avenues— in the confines of the neighboring 104th Precinct in Queens — where a witness called 911.
Meanwhile, the girlfriend was put in another car and dumped near Wyckoff Hospital. She told cops that one of the men had a brown pistol.
Cops have scant description of the perps.
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