A heartless gun-toting thug held up a man on the 4 train for his Playstation device, a “Cake Mania” video game, and tragically, even his Pop Tarts on Aug. 1.
The pastry-loving victim told cops that he and the perp were the only ones in the train car, which was at the Atlantic Avenue stop near Flatbush Avenue, at about 4:30 am. They conversed for a while, but the hungry scoundrel had other plans — he lifted up his shirt to reveal a gun in his pants and said, “If you do anything stupid, I’ll shoot you.”
Then the bandit took the electronics and the tarts, valued at $2, and fled.
A jerk on a sugar high stole $1,710 worth of diabetes testing strips from Target in the Atlantic Terminal Mall on July 27.
Employees told cops that they noticed the 15 expensive kits, called OneTouch Ultra Test Strips, missing from the store — which is at Flatbush and Atlantic avenues — at about 9:43 pm.
The mall — and its neighbor, the Atlantic Center — is a frequent location for crime. (See item below.)
In another burglary at the Atlantic Terminal Mall, a kleptomaniac lifted a whopping 36 pairs of jeans from Old Navy on Aug. 1.
Employees told cops that they noticed the jeans missing at the clothing superstore, which is on Atlantic Avenue between S. Portland Avenue and Fort Greene Place, at about 4:30 pm. Security footage shows the perp taking about $1,062 worth of denim.
A drunken buffoon trespassed into a Grand Avenue apartment and slashed the tenant with a razor on Aug. 1.
The victim told police that the blade-wielding jerk waltzed into his apartment, which is near Putnam Avenue, at about 3 pm, clearly intoxicated. The two argued before the jerk pulled out the small blade. His target? The tenant’s pinky. The perp fled after slicing the man’s finger.
Four punk kids beat up a 14-year-old boy apparently at random on Adelphi Street on July 27.
The boy’s mom told cops that he was near Lafayette Avenue at about 12:40 pm when four boys his age attacked — punching, kicking and hitting with sticks. He went home with a bloody face and some bruises, but refused medical help. Tough kid.
A quick-handed thief broke into a Willoughby Avenue apartment while its renter walked his dog on July 27.
The tenant told cops that he (and his dog) finished their duties at 8 am, only to find his apartment, which is near Hall Street, ransacked and his laptop missing.
Two creeps punched a jogger and took his iPod on Flushing Avenue on July 30.
The runner was near N. Elliot Place at about 10 pm when the two approached, punched him in the face and knocked him to the ground. They took his fancy electronic and fled. The jogger suffered a broken jaw.
Our Apple-themed blotter headlines are cute, but the theft’s just keep on coming: This time, some punk broke into a Cumberland Street apartment from a fire escape and stole a MacBook Pro on July 30.
The tenant told cops that she noticed the laptop missing from the apartment, which is between Dekalb and Lafayette avenues, at about 7 am when she came home from work. The window leading to her fire escape was ajar.
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