One-man crime wave on the Fulton Mall!

The Brooklyn Paper

Cops are investigating whether the same armed thug was responsible for a crime wave on the Fulton Mall last week.

In the first incident on Jan. 20, the thug approached a man near Bond Street at around 7 pm and brandished a gun, forcing him to hand over his cash.

The crook then directed his victim around the corner and stated the obvious: “You know I got a piece, right?”

The victim nodded yes, and then handed over $70.

The next day on the same block, the thief intimidated another man into withdrawing money from an ATM by saying he had a gun trained on him.

The victim told cops that the man approached him at around 6:30 am and insisted he hand over his cash. The victim then walked to an ATM and withdrew $40.

Lastly, on Jan. 22, the thug used nearly identical tactics to spook another man into withdrawing money from an ATM by saying he had a gun pointed at him through his coat pocket.

The victim told cops that he was leaving a store between Lawrence and Hoyt streets at around 3 pm when the man approached and said, “I have a burner in my pocket pointed at you. Give me your money.”

When the victim explained that he did not have any cash, the pair reached a compromise by agreeing to stroll over to an ATM. The victim withdrew $60 and handed it over.

In all three cases, cops are on the hunt for 6-foot-2, 200-pound man.

The crime wave began on the day before the Fulton Mall added a new attraction that is generating lots of foot traffic in the area near Smith Street: the new Arby’s in the old Gage and Tollner space.

Reader Feedback

Carlyle ebanks Jr. from Fortgreen says:
Thank you for awaring us about that clown because my mom works down there. It is well appreciated that you guys keep us on point about our Brooklyn areas.
Jan. 26, 2010, 4:33 pm
Ty from Wiggins says:
Well, I assume the guy is black, right? Saying 6'2", 200lbs doesn't cut it. Burn the projects, yo'
Jan. 27, 2010, 10:44 am

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