At least two iPhones were stolen last week:
• A thief grabbed on from a woman on Union Avenue on Oct. 11. The victim told police that she was near Frost Street at 4 pm when the perp ran from behind and snatched the phone clean from her hand.
• Another iPhone lover lost her smartphone on Roebling Street near Union Avenue at around 12:30 pm on Oct. 12.
In both cases, the women were talking on the phone at the time of the theft.
Two thieves stole a man’s “Thunderbolt” cellphone on Withers Street on Oct. 12.
The perps approached the man while he was talking on his phone near Kingsland Avenue at 4 pm and tapped him on the shoulder.
When he turned around, one perp punched him in the shoulder while the other grabbed his grabbed the phone from his hand.
A thief tried to steal four boxes of gum from a 7-Eleven market on Manhattan Avenue on Oct. 12, but scuffled with the manager instead.
The worker told police that the perp entered the store at 1:53 am and grabbed the gum. But when the manager confronted him, the two fought, and the perp punched him before fleeing down Milton Street.
A witless thief tried to steal a case of Corona from a Bedford Avenue market on Oct. 11, but got arrested instead.
The perp entered the store at 11:15 pm, swiped the Mexican brew and headed out onto the street, according to a witness.
But the beer Samaratan flagged down an officer near N. Seventh Street, and the alleged thief was collared.
A thief stole a Tiffany pen from a Franklin Street apartment on Oct. 13.
The tenant left her apartment at 8:30 am, but when she returned to the unit near India Street at 9:30 pm, she saw her door was open and her apartment was ransacked.
— Aaron Short
©2011 Community News Group
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