Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
Below the belt and underground
Police collared a guy they say pleasured himself in front of a woman on the subway before violently robbing her, at Dekalb Avenue on Jan. 10.
The victim told cops she was riding a Coney Island-bound Q train near Flatbush Avenue Ext. at midnight when the suspect allegedly masturbated in front of her.
She told him he will get arrested for that and took her phone out to snap a picture of him, before he allegedly lunged at her, punching her in the face, pushing her to the ground, and grabbing her phone, according to police reports.
When the victim tried to get her cell phone back the suspect allegedly said, “This is my phone now, and you’re trying to steal it from me,” before fleeing out of the train station, police said.
Cops canvassed the area and picked up the suspect on Myrtle and Washington avenues, slapping him with felony robbery charges, according to the authorities.
Some nogoodnik looted a Pacific Street apartment on Jan. 6.
The victim told police that, at Third Avenue at 10:30 am, the rustler snuck in through an open garage door took an iPad, diaper bag, a baby sling, shoes, and baby clothes.
Filchers raided a woman’s hotel room on Schermerhorn Street the night of Jan. 9.
The victim told cops that, between Nevins and Bond streets, they left their lodge at 11 pm and when they came back at 6 am, someone had ransacked it and taken their stuff.
A charlatan stole $20,000 using a College Place woman’s checkbook from Nov. 1-Jan. 3.
The victim told police that, near Love Lane at noon, the suspect stole her checkbook and wrote several checks to themselves totaling the massive sum.
Took a shot
Package thieves took more than $21,000 worth of camera equipment from a Jay Street building on Dec. 31.
The victim told police that, between Plymouth and John streets at 3:30 pm, the bandit bagged a packaged camera, lens, case, walkie talkies, and batteries from the office.
Police arrested a suspect they say shoplifted at an Albee Square W. department store on Jan. 7.
Employees told police that, near the Fulton Mall at 9:20 am, the defendant tried to take hand bags, jewelry, greeting cards, and a six-pack of soda before cops collared the suspect for felony grand larceny.