Man steals motorized wheelchair

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New wheels

A sneaky, mobile thief was arrested after pulling the ol’ switcheroo on a wheelchair store on Elm Place on April 16.

Employees told police that the perp came into the shop, which is near Fulton Street, aboard a wheelchair at about 4:30 pm. He asked a few questions about the merchandize, but when the cashiers weren’t looking he hopped onto some new wheels and left the store. Police nabbed him down the road after a low-speed chase.


Three thugs were arrested for punching and stealing a phone from a woman on Third Avenue on April 21.

The victim told cops that she was near Nevins Street at about 3:25 pm when the three approached. One punched her in the face and another took her phone — but none of them got very far. Cops arrested them down the street.

Security watch

Security guards are suspected in the theft of a watch on Joralemon Street on April 23.

The victim alleges that he put his watch in a security bin at the Department of Finance building, which is between Court Street and Boerum Place, and when the bin came out the other side of the scanner, his watch was gone.

Tea party

Some jerk jumped a shuttle bus driver and hit him in the head with a “tea can” on Sands Street on April 23.

The driver told police he was getting off the bus near Bridge Street at about 2:45 pm when the perp attacked, hitting him over the head with a can and fleeing. The driver sustained cuts to the head.

Red handed

Four thugs were arrested after breaking into a Lawrence Street business on April 23.

Metrotech Center security guards told police that they saw the four inside the business, which is at Willoughby Street, at about 6:30 pm when it was closed. Police arrested the perps as they exited the building.

Stabbing spree

A man was arrested for impaling two people with an ice pick over two days starting on April 22.

At 8:40 pm the first day, the brute allegedly had a dispute with a victim on Schermerhorn Street near Smith Street. The victim told police that the argument got heated quickly, and the jerk ended up stabbing him in the neck with an ice pick before he got into his truck nearby and left. The victim was “not likely” to die at the time, according to the police report.

On April 23, the same pick-wielding hooligan had another argument with a passerby on Hanover Place and Fulton Streets at 1:18 pm. The perp alleged that the victim was arguing with his girlfriend, so he did what anyone would do — he stabbed him in the arm with the ice pick. Police arrested the perp a short time later. — Andy Campbell

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