Two wrestling wannabes put a 33-year-old man in a headlock on Aug. 3 during a mugging on 71st Street.
The victim was nearing 13th Avenue as he made his way home at 9:05 pm when the thugs jumped him, running off with his wallet.
A thief snatched an iPhone from a 22-year-old woman’s hand on Aug. 3 near the corner of 12th Avenue and 74th Street.
The victim was texting a friend at 11 am when the thief rushed her, plucking the phone from her hands as he ran by.
A sticky-fingered thief stole a woman’s wallet on Aug. 5 as she stepped outside the Kettle Black bar on Third Avenue to have a cigarette.
The 23-year-old victim was celebrating in the bar near 86th Street at 3:10 am when she went outside, leaving her pocketbook on the bar.
She returned five minutes later to find that her wallet had been picked from her purse.
A thief left a 2009 Nissan Altima resting on its rotors on 73rd Street on Aug. 2 after swiping all four tires.
The Altima, and its $4,000 wheels, had been parked near 13th Avenue at midnight. When its owner returned at 9:30 am the next morning, he realized he wasn’t going anywhere.
— Thomas Tracy
©2011 Community News Group
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