Hey, Fort Greene iPhone owners — prepare to be mugged

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Ugly robbery

Two jerks stole a woman’s iPhone on Oct. 7 on Gates Avenue.

The victim left the Clinton-Washington train station at 9:55 pm when two muggers approached, and one snatched the phone from her hand, scratching her face in the process.

The other thief fiercely warned, “Do not look at me!” as they fled off.

Another iPhone

A mugger stole another iPhone and more on Oct. 8 on Gates Avenue.

The victim was near Washington Avenue at 7:20 pm when the thug walked towards the victim, punching him in the face and demanding, “Give me what you got! Don’t look at me!”

The victim handed over his iPhone and $110.

Mean muggings

A thief stole a woman’s iPhone on Oct. 7 on Flatbush Avenue.

The victim was talking on her device near Willoughby Street at 5:35 pm when the thug grabbed her from behind and threw her to the ground. The thief threatened, “B—h, if you try anything, I’ll punch you in the face!” He then snatched her iPhone and dashed off.

Grab bag

A thief sneaked off with a woman’s purse on Sept. 24 on Atlantic Avenue.

The victim was shopping in the Atlantic Terminal Mall at 4 pm when she put her bag down to try on a jacket. The second she turned back around, the thief, and her bag were gone. Later, the victim discovered that unauthorized charges were made to her debit card.

Bus creep

A pickpocket got away with a woman’s wallet on a Fulton street bus on Oct. 3.

The victim was on the B25 near DeKalb and Flatbush avenues at 11:30 am when the sneak craftily bumped into the victim on the bus. The bump distracted the victim long enough for the thief to take her wallet.

Marshalls madness

A thief stole a purse in the Atlantic Avenue Marshalls on Oct. 4.

The woman was shopping inside the cut-rate clothing store inside the crime-riddled Atlantic Center Mall at 3:30 pm with her purse in the shopping cart. Surveillance footage showed the crook approaching the shopping cart and snatching the purse. Further video footage showed the thief charging the credit card without permission.

Show gun

A robber stuck a woman on S. Portland Avenue on Oct. 5.

The victim was near S. Elliott Place at 8:58 pm when the thief approached her, displayed a handgun, and warned, “This is not a joke. Give me all your money.”

The victim complied, and handed him $165.

Lose change

A crook stole money from a Myrtle Avenue diner on Oct. 5.

The crook went into the eatery between Steuben Street and Emerson Place at 5:40 pm, ordered an $11 meal and paid the cashier with a $100 bill.

The cashier prepared to give him $89 in change, but the thief said, “You gave me the wrong change.” In the cashier’s confusion, the thief grabbed the change and the original $100 and ran off.

Cinderella thief

Two thieves took a man’s iPhone on Fulton Street on Oct. 6.

The victim was waiting for a G train in the station at Lafayette Avenue at 1:02 pm when two thieves approached, and one said, “Grab it!”

The accomplice then snatched the iPhone and they bolted out of the station. But one thief lost his sneaker as he ran away, a bit of rubber that is now a major piece of evidence.


A pair of pilferers robbed a man on Monument Walk on Oct. 6.

The victim was between Tillary Street and Myrtle Avenue at 10 pm when two thieves ambushed him from behind, putting him in a chokehold and taking $300 from his wallet.

— Alfred Ng

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Reader Feedback

gimme from around says:
where dey iPhone 4Ses at?
Oct. 11, 2011, 5:30 am
Look at a map from Fort greene says:
South Portland near south Elliott? What?
Oct. 11, 2011, 11:31 am
Joey from Clinton Hills says:
Hasn't every iPhone owner downloaded that app. so you get a photo of the thief when they try to log in to your iPhone? Or are the thieves onto that already (I guess they put their finger over the lense?)
Oct. 11, 2011, 2:31 pm
Gimme=dummy says:
Can anyone understand gimme?
Oct. 11, 2011, 8:14 pm
Homey from Crooklyn says:
Gimmee dat, I wants it
Oct. 12, 2011, 9:12 am
Gimme=dummy says:
you sir are a dullard.
-now go google it.
Oct. 12, 2011, 9:45 am
Umadbro? from wat says:
Oct. 12, 2011, 10:24 am
(( from Fort Greene says:
Gs Up
Oct. 12, 2011, 11:19 am
gimme from around says:
snnoooooze, yo dummy fool wit da boring tag, you bores me 1000000x over, so youse go back ta ya dull life, beyatch
Oct. 12, 2011, 1:03 pm
Joe Mamma from Clinton Hill says:
You got some pretty quality residents over in Lafayette Gardens. I think some dude got shot outside of the bodega by the Classon stop on the sw-side. I think that brings the tally up to six shootings in the past 18 mos?
Oct. 12, 2011, 3:24 pm
Gimme crabs from PJ's says:
Mace in the face. Go ahead and try me you savages.
Oct. 12, 2011, 7:28 pm
Cynthia from Clinton Hill says:
@ Gimme, It seems your not articulate. I can tell what you are by the way to type?!?!
Oct. 13, 2011, 1:24 am
cynthia from clinton hill says:
Oct. 13, 2011, 4:05 am
Sam from Bk says:
I bet gimme is one of those people who say "mines" instead of mine. They make everything plural lol
Oct. 13, 2011, 9:44 pm
gimme from around says:
gotta get mines wit a tek-9 yo, y'alls plural beyatches
Oct. 14, 2011, 1:28 am
Gimme crabs says:
Yea son nah sayin son. Yooooooo son. I gotta gets mines. Nah sayin. Yeaaaaaaa
Oct. 15, 2011, 12:24 am
Fegler from Park Slope says:
This is why I shoot first, ask questions later.
Oct. 15, 2011, 1:42 am
gimmelovesthecock says:
gimme, does your moms know u be uzin dats compooterz? son?
this is so easy its boring
Oct. 16, 2011, 8:20 pm

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