Police cuff alleged cell phone robber


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Cops arrested a man for allegedly stealing another man’s phone at knifepoint at Cadman Plaza E. on Aug. 30.

The victim told police that the perp allegedly said “Give me your phone so you don’t get stabbed” near Tillary Street at 5:45 pm, before grabbing the ill-gotten goods and running off. 

Police caught the suspect at the scene at 6:35 pm, but didn’t find a knife on him, according to police reports.

Artisan raider

A looter ransacked a Jay Street sculptor’s studio on Aug. 27.

The victim told police that the purloiner got into her atelier between Plymouth and John streets at 1:30 pm through a partially-unlocked door and snatched her laptop, phone, and credit cards.

That sucks!

A nogoodnik nabbed a pair of vacuum cleaners from the Target store on Albee Square W on Aug. 24.

Employees told police that the shoplifter took two vacuum cleaners and fled the store at Fulton Street at 6:30 pm.

Wheely bad!

A bike bandit snatched an expensive road bike on Atlantic Avenue on Aug. 25.

The victim told police that the thief cut the lock on her $1,800 two-wheeler between Hoyt and Bond streets at around 5:30 pm and pedaled away.


Some freebooters broke into a man’s car at MetroTech Center on Aug. 29.

The victim told cops that the rogue busted his window between Gold and Duffield streets at 1 pm and stole a safety deposit box and several identification cards.

Midnight marauder

A carjacker stole a woman’s vehicle on Duffield Street on Aug. 22.

The victim told police that she parked her car between Willoughby and Fulton streets at midnight, but when she came back at 8 am, it was gone.