Beer-bagging bandit smacks shopper


Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Brewski brute

Cops cuffed a man for allegedly attacking a shopper while trying to bag a bunch of booze from a Fulton Mall pharmacy on April 19.

The victim told police that the suspect allegedly tried to nab two 12-packs of beer from the shop between Hanover Place and Bond Street just before 1:10 pm, but when another customer tried to stop him they got into a scuffle, with the perpetrator allegedly injuring the victim’s hand.

Police arrested the man on felony robbery charges at the location shortly before 1:30 pm, according to police reports.

Crime ring

Police arrested a man for allegedly trying to rob a donut chain store on Jay Street on April 21.

The store worker told police that the man came into the shop between the Fulton Mall and Willoughby Street at 5:30 pm and allegedly grabbed the tip jar, before hitting an employee who tried to stop him.  

Cops rushed to the scene and arrested the man for felony robbery charges, according to the authorities.

Shoppin’ around

A knife-wielding knave stole $3,000 from a woman on Jay Street on April 9.

The victim told police that the suspect pulled out a blade at the corner of the Fulton Mall and forced her to withdraw $1,000 cash from a bank machine, before snatching her debit card, which he used for $2,000-worth of purchases elsewhere.

Hallway robbery!

A package pirate looted a guy’s Court Street apartment lobby on April 12.

The victim told police that the invader rang several doorbells until someone buzzed him to the building between Joralemon and Livingston streets just before 5:30 pm, before he grabbed a parcel containing a $100 camera and ran off.

Five-filcher discount

Cops cuffed one of five men suspected of raiding an Atlantic Avenue department store on April 23.

A store employee told police that the five suspects allegedly grabbed makeup, underwear, shirts, sportswear, and handbags from the shop at Boerum Place just before 6 pm, before fleeing in a getaway car without paying. 

Police arrested one 18-year-old man at the same location the next day at 6:30 pm for felony grand larceny charges, according to police reports.