Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
A brute ambushed and robbed a senior citizen at the Borough Hall subway station on Jan. 13.
The 68-year-old victim told police that the lout jumped him from behind and put him in a chokehold at 1:20 pm, before pushing the elderly man to the ground, punching him, and taking his wallet.
A bank robber left empty handed after trying to hold up a Flatbush Avenue Chase branch on Jan. 15.
An employee told police that the raider passed a note saying “Give me the money now” to the teller inside the bank between Livingston and Nevins streets at 12:15 pm, but soon fled without any loot.
Knife-wielding bandits bagged a bunch of clothes from a Fulton Mall chain store on Jan. 15.
An employee told police that the shoplifters took shirts, pants, and jackets from the store between Duffield and Bridge streets at 4:15 pm while brandishing a kitchen knife saying, “It’s murder time,” before escaping through the emergency exit.
A train a-hole
Police arrested a man for allegedly hospitalizing another guy during a brutal robbery on the A train near the High Street station on Jan. 16.
The victim told police that the suspect allegedly punched him in the face several times and took his wallet while heading south toward Jay Street-MetroTech station at 6:10 am.
Police arrested the suspect nearby at 6:45 am on felony robbery charges, and paramedics brought the victim to Cobble Hill hospital for treatment of his head and jaw injuries, according to police reports.
Police collared two men for allegedly robbing a Fulton Mall chain store at knifepoint on Jan. 17.
An employee told police that the defendants tried to take a bunch of clothes without paying from the clothing emporium between Gallatin Place and Hoyt Street at 4:40 pm, with one of them cutting a store worker’s hand with a knife.
Cops caught up with one of the alleged robbers at Quincy Street and Classon Avenue just after 5 pm, and with the other one at Irving Place, between Gates and Putnam avenues, at 5:10 pm and arrested both for felony robbery charges.