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Cops arrested two thugs in Brooklyn Heights after they beat up a man and tried to steal his wallet on June 22.
The Boerum Hill man was waiting at the corner of Hicks and Cranberry streets at around 3 pm when one mugger used the old “What time is it?” distraction.
While the victim was considering the question, the other thug demanded, “Give me your wallet.”
Offering some advice, the first thug then added, “He’s got a gun, so give us your wallet.”
When the victim refused, one mugger smashed a glass bottle across his face, and the two men fled.
A half-hour later, cops found the muggers and arrested them.
A thug mugged a DUMBO woman on Washington Street on June 19, first following her for several blocks and then punching her in the face and snatching her iPhone.
The victim was near Front Street at around 4:20 am when the man stopped her for directions.
He then followed her into a grocery store on the corner, punched her in the face, grabbed the phone, and ran off.
A brazen robber stole a wallet from a woman’s baby bag on June 17 while she shopped at the farmer’s market in Columbus Park, cops said.
The Brooklyn Heights woman was choosing her vegetables at around 3:30 pm when the robber unzipped her bag, reached in, and grabbed the wallet. By the time she realized it was missing, the perp had already used her credit card.
A shotgun-toting hoodlum stole $400 from an Atlantic Avenue bodega on June 19, cops said.
Police said that the hoodie-wearing gunman entered the store at around 2:30 am, showed off his piece, and said, “Give me your money or I will shoot you.”
The clerk handed over the cash without a fight, and the robber fled toward Bond Street.
Burglars stole a man’s new Honda motorcycle on June 21 as he was brushing his teeth in his Henry Street apartment.
The victim told cops he was in the bathroom of the apartment, which is at Atlantic Avenue, at around 10:20 pm when he heard a loud noise outside.
When he raced to the street, he noticed that his bike was gone and a brown minivan was fleeing south towards Cobble Hill.
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