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Dumb perp punches cop

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Cops arrested a 31-year-old thug in Brooklyn Heights after he tried to steal an off-duty correction officer’s gun, cops said.

The July 3 incident happened at the northeast corner of Hicks and Middagh streets at around 5 pm when the correction officer returned to his Nissan sedan and found a perp sitting in the passenger seat, wrestling with the car’s steering column.

“I’m a police officer,” the correction officer said. “Get out of the vehicle.” Instead, the perp punched the officer in the arm, tried to steal his gun, and then fled. A nearby cop chased the perp and arrested him.

Bank bust!

At least two thugs tried to rob banks this week — one successfully, the other not so much:

• On July 1, a perp entered a bank at Atlantic Avenue and Court Street around 3 pm, handed the teller a note and left with $5,000 — and “no dye pack,” the police report said. The thug brandished no weapons and injured no one.

• About an hour and a half later, another thug went into a bank on Flatbush Avenue Extension and Fulton Street. He passed a note to the teller that said, “This is a bank robbery. Give up all the money or I will shoot somebody. … OK, thank you.” Instead of complying, the teller pressed the alarm, and the perp fled empty-handed.


Cops arrested a 16-year-old punk for threatening a man in DUMBO on July 1.

The 41-year-old man was walking to work at the northeast corner of York Street and Hudson Avenue at around 10 am when the kid asked him for a dollar.

The man ignored the panhandler, but he kept asking for the dollar. Eventually, he changed his strategy, ordering the victim to empty his pockets.

Instead, the victim ran down York Street with the punk close on his heels. When he came upon a police car, the officer inside made the easiest collar of his career.

Holiday heist

A burglar stole nearly $5,000 worth of computer equipment from a Boerum Hill senior center over the July 4 holiday weekend.

The perp broke the front door of the center, which is on Atlantic Avenue near Nevins Street, and trashed several offices while searching for his loot, cops said.

— Sarah Portlock

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