His iPhone is swiped!

for The Brooklyn Paper


A thug shoved a man to the ground and snatched his iPhone after following him down Seventh Avenue on Oct. 1.

The fancy phone apparently caught the eye of the crook, who followed the victim from Lincoln Place to St. Johns Place at around 5:15 pm before finally making his move. The victim suffered a laceration to his left elbow — and a sudden need for a new phone. Both ailments are treatable.

Diamond thief

Someone smashed the rear window of a parked car on Butler Street on Oct. 2 and took more than $2,000 in jewelry and other items from the back seat.

The owner returned at 1 pm to find her car, which was parked between Fourth and Fifth avenues, devoid of a black duffel bag, which had contained the diamond- and opal-encrusted accessories.


European cars are particularly hot on the streets of Brooklyn this week, and two were stolen within a seven hour period on Oct. 4:

• A gray Volvo wagon was discovered missing from a parking space on Sixth Avenue between 14th and 15th streets at around 7:30 am. The car had been taken, despite the fact that the owner had put a club lock on the steering wheel.

• A gray Volkswagen Passat was taken from a spot on Fourth Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues at around 2 pm.

Hood hoodlum

Someone stole a sound system from a car parked on Douglass Street on Oct. 1.

The owner of the car told cops that he returned to the parking spot, at the corner of Fourth Avenue, at 8:30 am to find that the perp had opened his car hood and disconnected the battery.

Inside, the owner discovered that the thief had taken subwoofers and halogen lights worth $1,214.

Kitchen burglar

A thief broke into a woman’s kitchen — but it remains unclear if he even took anything in the Sept. 29 break-in.

The perp apparently entered through a screen window around 5 pm and left shortly after through another, gated window. The resident of the unit, which is on Seventh Avenue between Garfield Place and First Street, noticed that many things had been moved around the place, but could not ascertain whether anything had been stolen.

— Evan Gardner

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