Panhandler violently robs female straphanger


Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Subway swipe!

A violent huckster robbed a woman at the Borough Hall train station on Jan. 23.

The victim told police that  the bandit was panhandling and she was about to give him $10 on the Manhattan-bound platform at 9:25 am, when he snatched her wallet and bear-hugged her to keep her from fleeing up the stairway, before fleeing with $50. 

Ugly situation

Some brute violently robbed a woman at a Lawrence Street beauty salon on Jan. 19.

The victim told police that the nogoodnik went into her pockets and snatched $80 inside the establishment near the Fulton Mall at 5 pm, and when she tried to chase the thief, he punched her and bolted.

Pen pals

Cops arrested a woman for allegedly stabbing her beau with a pen at their Gold Street home on Jan. 17.

The victim told police that  his flame cut him in the chest and back with the writing device at Flatbush Avenue Ext. at 10 pm.

Police arrived at the scene at 10:36 pm and arrested the woman on felony assault charges, but the boyfriend said he didn’t want to press charges, according to police reports.

Screwed up!

A raider looted drills from a Hoyt Street condo construction site on the night of Jan. 19.

The victim told police that the filcher got into the site at the corner of Livingston Street between 5:30 pm and 6 am the next morning and bagged a bunch of tools worth $3,260.

Five-finger discount

Police arrested a man for allegedly shoplifting at a Fulton Mall clothing store on Jan. 19.

An employee told police that  the suspect allegedly bagged a bunch of clothes from the shop at Gallatin Place at 5 pm and left without paying, before boarding a Bushwick-bound B38 bus.

Police stopped the bus a few blocks down at Bond Street, and arrested the thief on felony grand larceny charges, according to police reports.

Lucked out!

A purloiner stole a bunch of lottery tickets from a Livingston Street bodega on Jan. 18.

The victim told police that the brigand took lucky tickets worth $1,542 from the shop near Nevins Street at 1:30 pm, but dropped the box a block away at the corner of State Streets.