Gun-wielding thug robs two on Hanson Place

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Jump the gun

A pistol-wielding bandit held up two pals on Hanson Place on Jan. 10 — stealing an iPhone, glasses, a backpack and driver’s license.

The victim said that he had just left a bar and was near Ashland Place at 10:20 pm when a stranger grabbed his bag and brandished a silver gun.

The friends dropped their belongings and the creep fled north on Ashland Place.

Gang of four

A band of robbers snatched a woman’s backpack on Clifton Place on Jan. 13.

The victim told cops that she was near Grand Avenue at 3:45 am when a thug pushed her from behind and another ripped away her bag — containing her wallet, Social Security card and driver’s license.

She chased after the four thieves but got left behind on Classon Avenue.

Grab and go

A rogue plucked a woman’s purse from a Fulton Street coffee shop on Jan. 9 as she had a cup of joe with friends.

The Manhattanite told police that she was at Beny’s Delice near Clinton Avenue at 5:30 pm when a thief grabbed her bag from a counter and fled.

He got away with $75, a cellphone, cards and a Swiss army knife.

Call collect

A teenage marauder socked a student for his iPhone on the Long Island University campus on Jan. 11.

The victim told cops that he was near Willoughby Street at 3 pm when a teenage thief punched him in the face, yanked his phone and fled.

Mobile groan

A trio of marauders pummeled a man on S. Oxford Street on Jan. 9 to steal his iPhone and laptop bag.

The victim told cops that he was near Fulton Street at 9:18 pm when a crook knocked him to the ground and punched him in the face. Another brute stole his cell.

The man was sent to Brooklyn Hospital with cuts to his left cheek, a bloody nose and swollen lip.

Phone haul

Some goon snatched a woman’s iPhone on a Queens-bound G train on Jan. 11.

The victim told police that the train stopped at Fulton Street at about 9:25 pm. That’s when a thief yanked her cellphone and ran out the doors.

Demolition man

A vandal broke into a vacant Grand Avenue apartment last week — smashing all the pad’s windows and yanking cabinets from the wall.

The landlord told cops that he left his building near Park Avenue on Jan. 9 and returned three days later to find one apartment had turned into a disaster zone.

Nothing was stolen, but the vandal punched holes in the wall.

Shelter bully

A boarder at a Tillary Street women’s shelter snatched another resident’s Metrocard on Prince Street on Jan. 9 — beating her up for the second time after putting her on crutches last month.

The victim told cops that she was near Myrtle Avenue at 10:30 am when the dastardly acquaintance yanked her billfold and yelled, “I’m not going back to jail!”


A brazen thief stole an expensive bike from Atlantic Avenue on Jan. 11 as its owner visited the Atlantic Terminal DMV.

The victim told cops that he chained his $1,200 bicycle near Flatbush Avenue at 2:30 pm. When he returned two hours later his white Gary Fisher speed cycle was gone.


Cops arrested a worker at the Atlantic Terminal Target on Jan. 13 who they say stole more than $2,000 from a register this month.

A manager told police that a security camera caught the 20-year-old cashier pilfering loads of cash several times since Jan. 1.

Mall rat

A two-bit crook whacked a woman in the head at Atlantic Terminal Mall on Jan. 14 — trying to steal her purse but getting away empty-handed.

The victim told cops that she was leaving Marshals near Flatbush Avenue at 5:30 pm when the stranger started arguing with her and made a grab for her handbag.

The creep fled and the woman was sent to New York Methodist Hospital in Park Slope for a cut to her forehead.

— Kate Briquelet

To reach reporter Kate Briquelet, e-mail him at or call (718) 260-4506.

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Reader Feedback

Dennis sinneD from Williamsburg says:
I see we've returned to jackass journalism since scrutiny of the incompetent writing here has faded in recent weeks as attention is turned.

What is 'relentless' here is the idiocy of the coverage.
Jan. 18, 2012, 10:47 am
Trans Alt from brooklyn says:
All this stuff happened, it should be reported. The ppl of Ft. Greene have a right to know what's going on, so that they can use caution while traveling.

Hiding info from the public is apologetic and doesn't solve the problem.
Jan. 18, 2012, 1 pm
snooky from bushwick says:
@ Dennis.
What is relentless is your level of pretentiousness.
It is COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER police blotter.
If you want a more developed report, replete with histrionics concerning crime victims and their assailants, accompanied by a thorough-going analysis of statistics, then by all means, take a moment out of your obviously busy schedule of trolling internet websites and go for it. Once you are done, print it out on nice linen paper, roll it up and put it... (I don't have to tell you where to put it do I Dennis?... you're a smart guy)
Get a freaking life dude.
Jan. 18, 2012, 1:12 pm
James P. from Park Slope says:
@Dennis. Both Snooky and Trans are correct, these crimes happened, the paper reported them. What is your issue?
Jan. 18, 2012, 2:02 pm
Dennis sinneD from Williamsburg says:
There is a difference between sensationalism and journalism--all of you, learn it.

And as to me being a troll on here--I'm here to stay. Get used to it.
Jan. 18, 2012, 3:30 pm
Skellatosis from FG says:
Dennis has forever had an issue with the BP and he always thinks he's right whatever point you try to make. Crime happens. Please keep reporting it.
Jan. 18, 2012, 8:07 pm
Dennis sinneD from Williamsburg says:
Listen, stiff-necked people. Stop worrying about my troll-hunting. Have you not read your Bible? Psalm 130.1--It is incumbent to get low down on these comments threads at and with the very bottom of things.

So no, Brooklyn Paper--don't let these obstinate people compel you. No, stupidity and sensationalism and pandering to the worst part of us is not "community paper." That's garbage--I don't know what kind of community they conceive of.

Do the right thing instead.
Jan. 18, 2012, 9 pm
Trans alt from brooklyn says:
What do you mean the worst part of us? The part that doesn't want to get robbed at gunpoint or smashed with a brick? That part that is outraged every time an innocent woman is punched to the ground for an iphone?

Dennis you are the one that is stupid. And what's garbage is your lowering expectations of human beings.
Jan. 18, 2012, 9:30 pm
booker from Kensington says:
dennis molests collies
Jan. 19, 2012, 9:18 am
Lassie from Clinton Hill says:
@booker - I KNEW that was him!
Jan. 19, 2012, 7:54 pm
L from St.Albans , Qns. says:
The guy that chained his $1,200 bike up outside is a grade Butthole ! You got what you deserved by having it stolen ! Dumba** !
Jan. 23, 2012, 1:13 am

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