Robbery crew hits Fort Greene

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A robbery team that’s cut a swath of terror across Brooklyn and Queens is apparently now working in Fort Greene.

Police say that since April, 2010, the thugs — two men and a woman — have grabbed seven unsuspecting ladies as they entered their cars and robbed them of their ATM cards.

The thieves then hold the women hostage as they drive around the area in their victim’s cars, looking for the nearest ATM. Upon finding one, the female suspect is sent out to withdraw as much as she can from the victim’s account.

The crooks leave their victim penniless, but unscathed, police said. In at last one case, the victim was thrown in her trunk before the thieves escaped.

The thieves’ last heist was in Fort Greene, when they grabbed a woman as she entered a Saab parked near the corner of S. Oxford Street and Atlantic Avenue on Jan. 24.

The victim had just gotten behind the wheel at 11 pm when the two male thugs, who wore masks, threw open the car door.

“Stay, stay,” one of them ordered, but the woman didn’t listen and instead jumped out of the car and ran off. No weapons were shown.

The thieves sped off in the woman’s car, which has yet to be located.

It could have been worse, of course. The 51-year-old victim was the “one who got away,” according to police sources.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this robbery spree to call (800) 577-8477.

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Cynthia from Clinton Hill says:
Im sure these kids are from the projects. very typical, low-life losers with no education.
Feb. 3, 2011, 9:03 am
Canic from Ft Greene says:
I had someone try this and all they got was pulled down the block. Lock your doors people!!!!!
Feb. 3, 2011, 2:52 pm
Joey from Clinton Hills says:
I'm relieved to hear that they are not going after iPhones.
Feb. 3, 2011, 5:40 pm
kay from fort greene says:
Cynthia why don't you move out of the neighborhood to somewhere where the NYC project kids can't get to you. Like Staten Island or Kansas.
Feb. 4, 2011, 2:44 pm
Sam from Bk says:
You don't have to be from the projects to be a low life with no class. You must not be a homegrown New Yorker Cynthia. That seems to be the problem in BK.
Feb. 4, 2011, 6:21 pm
Ris from PHeights says:
I heart Kay and Sam.
Feb. 5, 2011, 11:57 pm
Cynthia from Clinton Hill says:
Oh im from Clinton Hill, lived here for long time i went to schools here and i went to LIU. we all know that if you hit past adelphi its obvious what your walking into. something happans its has to be young punks either from the projects and there are alot around clinton hill / fort greene area. no the problem is not brooklyn its the projects that are in brooklyn.
Feb. 7, 2011, 7:14 pm
Cynthia from Clinton Hill says:
I dont heart Kay and Sam.
Feb. 7, 2011, 7:15 pm
Miguel from Brooklyn says:
Nice to see ignornance is still present in today's society.
Feb. 8, 2011, 4:06 pm
Sam from Bkny says:
Just because you're from the projects doesn't mean you aren't a good person. There are bad people everywhere. Do yourself a favor and stay in your apartment then. You'll do everyone a favor.
Feb. 8, 2011, 5:25 pm
HipHopSays from Clinton Hill says:
@cynthia ... is the white 'brownstone brooklyn' looking dude who is committing those sexual assaults around the BAM area part of project kids cabal [ cause from the video footage released he looks like neither a born and bred forte greener or project kid...but i could be wrong lord knows those project kids are all about preying on folks and could change their look up]
March 3, 2011, 12:39 am

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