Fort Greene–Clinton Hill
Trios of perps tried to rob pedestrians in two separate incidents on Feb. 19 — but both victims managed to escape unscathed, according to police reports:
• A treacherous triumvirate tried to rob a man on Fort Greene Place.
The 30-year-old victim told cops he was at DeKalb Avenue at 7:38 pm when the three thugs approached him.
“Give me all you got or I shoot you,” said one of them, according to the cops.
The victim ran to safety inside a building.
• Another threesome attempted to rob a man on Carlton Avenue.
The 25-year-old victim told cops he was at Cumberland Street at 7:30 pm when the jerks approached him and demanded his phone.
“We have a gun and we will shoot you,” said one of them, according to cops.
The victim ran away.
Police arrested a 16-year-old who they say beat up a woman on Washington Park on Feb. 22.
The 35-year-old victim told cops she was at the corner of Myrtle Avenue at 11:45 pm when a kid started punching her and tried to take money from her pocket.
A goon struck his co-worker in the face with a hammer on Clinton Avenue on Feb. 22, police say.
The 29-year-old victim told cops he was arguing with a co-worker between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue at 3:02 pm when the perp struck him in the face with the tool.
A crook snatched a woman’s cellphone as the Q train pulled into the Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center train station on Jan. 27.
The 35-year-old victim told cops the train arrived at the station at 10:15 pm, and the crook yanked her phone from her grasp and ran when the doors opened.
Someone shattered a car’s window on Willoughby Avenue on Feb. 18 and stole the owner’s belongings contents.
The 26-year-old victim told cops she parked her car between Hall Street and Washington Avenue at 9 am, returning a half-hour later to find her window broken and her iPhone and wallet removed.
A crafty thief stole the contents of a woman’s pocket as she rode the bus on Lafayette Avenue on Feb. 19.
The 49-year-old woman told cops she was riding the bus at Washington Avenue at 5 pm and noticed that someone had taken her wallet from her pocket. When she confronted the person she suspected of the crime, the man hopped off the bus and ran into a train station, she told cops.
A sneaky bandit took a woman’s wallet while she was at work inside a store on Greene Avenue on Feb. 22.
The 25-year-old victim told cops the crook entered the business between Grand Avenue and Cambridge Place at 6:30 pm and pretended to want to make a purchase. When she turned her back 15 minutes later, he stole her wallet and iPhone from her purse, she told police.
A crook grabbed a bag from a woman on Washington Avenue on Feb. 22.
The 44-year-old woman told cops she was between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 7:45 pm when the thief approached her from behind, took her bag, and then fled.
A thief stole an electric bicycle on DeKalb Avenue on Feb. 24.
The 30-year-old victim told cops he left the electrically powered cycle in front of a store between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street just after midnight, before a bandit came and took it away.
— Eli Rosenberg
©2013 Community News Group
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