Police locked up a teenager suspected of sticking up a deliveryman, holding up a cabbie, and attempting to mug a 26-year-old woman — all within one hour — on Jan. 5.
The one-man crime wave started at around 9:40 pm, when the thug pulled a gun on a South Second Street woman, and said, “Give me your wallet.”
The victim dashed away and got into her apartment, which is between Havemeyer Street and Marcy Avenue, but minutes later, the perp — described by witnesses and victims as a pimpled teen with close-cropped hair — pushed his way into a South Third Street apartment building, between Roebling and Havemeyer streets.
Once inside, the crook confronted the deliveryman in an elevator at around 10:30 pm and displayed a firearm.
“Give me the money,” the thug said, but the deliveryman refused to fork over his dough.
As with the earlier would-be victim, this thief’s gun clearly wasn’t intimidating enough. But when the crook pulled his knife — and added in some menacing stabbing gestures — the deliveryman handed over $50.
Immediately after the attack, the thug called for a cab in front of the building. When the cabbie dropped him off at his destination on Moore Street between Humboldt Street and Bushwick Avenue, the hoodlum pulled out that pistol and a knife and threatened him in Spanish.
“Give me the money,” he demanded.
The driver obliged and gave the thug $12, but cops locked up a 17-year-old suspect the following day.
Details about the arrest were not immediately available.
©2009 Community News Group
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