OyPhone theft on Bedford

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Two jerks ganged up on a woman and stole her iPhone on Bedford Avenue on Jan. 12.

The victim told cops that the thugs approached her at about 6:45 pm on the north side of McCarren Park and asked for the time. She pulled out her iPhone, and they lunged at her, wrestling the expensive gadget away as she yelled.

But her cries fell on deaf ears — the two fled and police couldn’t find them.


A brute completely obliterated a woman’s front door and stole a laptop from her Freeman Street apartment on Jan. 12.

The resident told cops that she returned to the home, which is between Franklin Street and Manhattan Avenue, at 2 pm to find the door damaged beyond recognition. The jerk had made off with her computer.

Bag swipe

A screaming thug wrestled a bag from a woman on Withers Street on Jan 12.

The victim told police that she was heading to her apartment between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street at about 6:30 pm when the perp came at her, screamed and grabbed her bag containing various cards and cash.

The plucky gal resisted, but was unable to hold on, and the man fled with her belongings.

Punch it

Three bullies repeatedly punched a man and stole his Blackberry on Driggs Avenue on Jan. 15.

The 26-year-old victim was walking and texting — a dangerous combination — at about 2:15 pm between N. Sixth and N. Seventh streets when the three noticed him.

One punched him repeatedly in the face before stating, “Give me your phone.” The injured man tossed the Blackberry to one of the ruffians and they left.

— Andy Campbell

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Jessica from Greenpoint says:
On January 17th pretty much the same thing happened to me in BROAD DAYLIGHT on Banker St. and N. 15th in Greenpoint. Three kids, couldn't have been more than 13, asked me for the time and knocked my iPhone out of my hand and ran off. I pursued them on foot for a few blocks and passerby called the police (apparently they had asked HER for the time a few minutes before). The police showed up about 5 minutes later but couldn't find the kids. If some kids ask you for the time, just IGNORE THEM.
Jan. 20, 2010, 5:23 pm

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