Bandit grabs phone out of woman’s hand

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown


A baddie stole a woman’s phone on Nevins Street on May 3.

The victim was charging her phone at the charging port between Livingston and Schermerhorn streets around 10:40 p.m. when the bandit came up from behind, snatched her phone from her hand, and dashed off, according to cops.

Skater robbed

Two prowlers robbed a man at a Concord Street skatepark on May 3.

The victim told cops that one of the louts tried to take his phone and threatened to shoot him while the other thief took his knapsack, keys, and a skate tool, before fleeing on Gold Street towards Nassau Street at 6:50 p.m.

The victim was able to grab his phone back from the purloiner and had an abrasion to his left arm as a result of the crime, according to cops.

Juicy loot

Police arrested a man who they suspect of stealing orange juice from a Bond Street deli on May 5.

The suspect allegedly grabbed a small container of juice and, when confronted by the clerk on the way out, he allegedly said, “I’ll shoot you,” and fled the store at State Street at 12:25 a.m., police reported.

The victim called the cops and followed the suspect to the corner of Livingston Street, where the Boys in Blue caught up with him, police said.

Hopping the fence

Three marauders stole a phone from a Clinton Street construction site on April 29.

The pilferers hopped over the locked fence and scoured the site near Tillary Street before bagging the phone and making a run for it, according to cops.


A burglar filched a woman’s belongings at a State Street building between April 19 and 22.

The victim left her phone and laptop inside her book bag on her chair in the building between Nevins and Bond streets before leaving home for the weekend at 6 p.m. on April 19, and when she returned at 9 a.m. on Monday, they were both missing, according to the authorities.

Bike thief

A bandit stole a woman’s bike at Duffield Street on April 25.

The victim left her bicycle unlocked in the shared basement of the building between Tillary and Concord streets at 7 p.m., and when she returned, some rustler had stolen it, police reported.

Identity trickster

A fraud stole $8,500 from a woman through identity theft at Fulton Street on May 5.

The victim told police that she first noticed that her phone number was suspended, and when she called her phone company, a rep told her that someone had transferred her number to another account and added three new phones to it at Bond Street between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

She then called her bank, which told her that the charlatan had deposited a check in her name and then withdrawn $3,500 from the teller and another 5,000 at another bank using a forged check, according to police.

Big money fraudster

A sneak tricked a man into coughing up $250,000 on April 29 at Columbia Heights.

The victim told cops that the scofflaw hacked his email and that he then got a fake email telling him to send the money to a bank account, which he did, between Pierrepont and Clark streets at 5 p.m.

The victim initially told cops he asked one of his employees at his Manhattan business address to wire the funds, but later changed his statement saying that he sent it from his personal funds and based in his Brooklyn Heights address.

— Kevin Duggan