Fort Greene–Clinton Hill
Two teenage goons jumped a 27-year-old man on Carlton Avenue on Sept. 4, taking his backpack.
The victim was between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues at 1 pm when the suspects attacked, punching him in the face.
Steve Jobs’s miracle phones were once again all the rage with thieves in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill this week. Here’s a sampling:
• Two goons attacked a 26-year-old getting onto a train inside the Lafayette Avenue station on Sept. 7 — taking her iPhone.
The victim was about to step onto a C train at 4:20 pm when one of the suspects punched her in the face. The other yanked the iPhone out of her hand.
• A creep ran past a woman on Fleet Walk on Sept. 5, snagging her iPhone from her grasp.
The victim was nearing Prince Street at 2:15 pm when the thief barreled by, grabbing the phone before running off into a nearby apartment building.
Look who came to dinner!
A daring thief crept into a Lafayette Avenue apartment on Sept. 5 — while the couple inside was preparing a romantic dinner a deux.
The tenants told police that they had opened the front window to cool down the apartment near Cumberland Street at 7:57 pm. But, while they were cooking in the kitchen, someone climbed through the window, taking a MacBook computer and a digital camera.
Once again, a handful of crimes took place at the Bruce Ratner-owned Atlantic Center and Atlantic Terminal malls this week. Here’s what happened:
• A sticky-fingered thief grabbed a diaper bag containing a wallet and cellphone during a sneaky Sept. 6 theft inside the Flatbush Avenue Target.
The 25-year-old victim was inside the big box store near Atlantic Avenue at 6:30 pm when the crook snagged the bag.
• A 48-year-old woman was arrested on Sept. 7 after she was caught shoplifting inside the Flatbush Avenue Target.
Store employees grabbed the woman at 8:30 pm — just before she could make off with more than $1,000 in baby formula, clothes, candy, cosmetics and a blender.
• A thief made off with a 21-year-old woman’s handbag on Sept. 11 as the woman shopped at the Marshalls on Atlantic Avenue.
The victim was scouting out sales inside the store at 6:20 pm when she left her belongings on the floor.
When she turned back a few moments later, her bag — which contained $400 an iPad and her Russian passport — was gone
A rail renegade held up a 21-year-old woman inside the Clinton–Washington Avenues station on Sept. 7 — taking her Louis Vuitton tote bag.
The victim was about to swipe through a turnstile at 6:16 pm when the thief approached with his hand in his pocket, as if he had a gun, and ran off with her bag, wallet and iPhone.
Three malcontents jumped a 35-year-old man on Myrtle Avenue on Sept. 8 — taking $3 and an assortment of T-shirts.
The victim was nearing Carlton Avenue at 1:20 am when the suspects ran off with his belongings.
Four goons left a 21-year-old man hospitalized following a Sept. 9 mugging on Fulton Street.
The victim was between Irving Place and Classon Avenue at 9:30 pm when the thieves took his cash and cellphone — leaving him with a smattering of injuries.
Two thugs were arrested on Sept. 10 after they swiped cellphones from a pair of women dining at a DeKalb Avenue restaurant.
The victims were enjoying the evening inside the eatery between Hudson Place and Rockwell Avenue at 4:42 pm when the thieves plucked the cellphones off their table.
The victims chased after the thieves, getting the attention of a cop who nabbed both men for robbery.
— Thomas Tracy
©2011 Community News Group
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