Young thugs

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A threesome of teen hooligans went on a mini-crime spree on June 11 — but it ended with them wearing locking bracelets.

According to police, the terror trio approached its first victim at around 2:30 pm on Bay Parkway and Bay Ridge Avenue, throwing the youngster to the ground and snatching items from his backpack.

Just 15 minutes later, the same gang approached another kid and demanded his Playstation game. The victim refused, so one of the perps forcibly took the popular device from his pocket.

All three teen criminals — two 14-year-olds and one 16-year-old — were later caught by police.

Child’s play

A thief snatched an 11-year-old girl’s backpack right off her body on 65th Street on June 11.

The youngster told police that she was approaching 17th Avenue at around 4:30 pm when a man grabbed the bag.

He got away with an iPod and Sidekick mobile phone, then ditched the sack while fleeing.


Three young hooligans attacked a man on Shore Parkway on June 13.

The victim said he was walking between 14th and 15th avenues at 2 pm when the trio approached and began punching his face and kicking him in the back, causing cuts and bruises.

The thieves then took the man’s cellphone and wallet — which had $6 in it.

Face slash

A man was hit four times in the face with a sharp object during a bloody robbery attempt on Avenue O on May 9.

The victim told police he was approached by the young perp at the corner of West Ninth Street at 10:45 pm, when the thug demanded the victim’s money.

The victim didn’t hand it over, so the thug pulled a blade and slashed his victim across the forehead, leaving three wounds on the right side of his face.

Rob the cradle

A woman’s purse was stolen from her baby’s stroller on Benson Avenue on June 10 — but cops quickly collared the thief.

The victim told police that she followed the perp after the 11:30 am incident — which took place at Bay 31st Street — and saw him throw her wallet under a car.

After recovering her tossed wallet — minus the cash — the woman was able to identify the perp to police at the scene.

Mug ’n’ run

A man was brutally mugged on New Utrecht Avenue on June 14.

The victim was approached by the perp at 7 pm on the corner of 71st Street, where the thug punched him in the face and cut his ear with a sharp object.

The thief took off with his wallet, which contained $140.


A woman’s West 12th Street apartment was robbed when a perp got into her bedroom safe and took $2,500 on June 14.

The victim told police she returned to her apartment, which is between Highlawn Avenue and Avenue S, at 7:30 pm to find her bathroom window pried open and the money in the safe gone. Some jewelry was also missing.

Caught in the act

A man returned to his 64th Street home at 9:30 pm on June 15 and saw three men in a nearby alley holding garbage bags filled with his stuff!

The man confronted the perps, who had just finished taking items from his residence near Bay Parkway, and the trio dropped the bags and fled.

When two of the thieves returned to the scene to retrieve the bags, they were nabbed by police.

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