Downtown dirtbags snatch teens phone in MetroTech


Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Cellphone snatcher

Some dirtbags snatched a teen’s phone and headphones in MetroTech Center on Feb. 10.

The 14-year-old victim told police that two slimeballs yanked his phone from his rands near Lawrence Street at 4:20 pm and ran off. 

Underground scoundrel

A blade-wielding bandit stole a guy’s phone on a Manhattan-bound train at Court Street on Feb. 11.

The victim told police that the menace approached him aboard the train and pulled out a Swiss army knife near the station at Montague and Clinton streets at 7:20 pm before kicking him in the shoulder and grabbing the phone.

The victim then ran out of the train at Court Street and the brute stayed on the train, according to police reports.


A bruiser broke a guy’s jaw at a Hoyt Street bar on Feb. 2.

The victim told police that he went to shake the malcontent’s hand at the tavern between Livingston and Schermerhorn streets at 12:30 am, but the villain said, “I don’t want your hand,” and sucker-punched him.

The victim then took a cab to Brooklyn Hospital where he was admitted for a broken jaw, according to police reports.

Overnight haul

Sneak thieves broke into a Fulton Street sporting goods store on Feb. 9.

Witnesses told police that  the looters got into the building at Hoyt Street and snagged a bunch of clothes, before bolting on Fulton Street.