Gun-wielding goon robs Downtown grocery store


Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Bodega bandit

A gun-toting brigand held up a Schermerhorn Street bodega on Dec. 7.

The victim told police that the menace brandished the firearm inside the store at Hoyt Street at 7:45 pm, before forcing the shopkeeper to hand over $400.

Midnight marauder

A shoplifter stabbed a security guard at a Clinton Street pharmacy on Dec. 10.

The victim told police that the filcher nabbed some body wash at the store at Joralemon Street just after midnight, and when the guard tried to stop him from leaving, the baddie pulled out a knife and pierced his arm.

Tool loot

A burglar raided a Fulton Mall construction site on Dec. 7.

Employees told police that the freebooter got into the work site near Bond Street overnight and bagged more than $5,565-worth of tools — including a hammer, chain saw, and several blades.

Swipe and run

A swift scalawag stole a man’s phone on the F train near Jay Street on Dec. 9.

The victim told police that the nogoodnik grabbed the cell from his hand and fled out of the Coney Island-bound train near Willoughby Street at 6:30 pm.

Quick catch

Cops arrested a man for allegedly stealing a deliveryman’s e-bike near the local police precinct on Gold Street on Dec. 13.

The victim told police that he was making a drop-off near Tillary Street just after 8 pm when the suspect allegedly hopped on the two-wheeler and rode off.

Boys in Blue caught up with the suspect a block away at Myrtle Avenue and arrested him on felony grand larceny charges, according to police reports.


Scammers stole more than $10,000 from a Brooklyn Heights senior on Nov. 2.

The 73-year-old victim told police that the fraud emailed him claiming to be a contractor that recently did work on his apartment, demanding pay at 1 pm, but when the victim wired him $10,500, the actual vendor told him that he never received payment.