Two thugs beat up a woman and stole her purse on Garfield Place on July 29.
The 51-year-old victim told cops that she was walking out of a subway station near Eighth Avenue at midnight, when a 6-foot man distracted her by saying, “Hi.” His partner then grabbed her vintage red Chanel shoulder bag — which was full credit cards and a check — before they both ran away.
A jerk jacked two laptops from a production studio on President Street on July 27.
The 24-year-old worker told cops that she locked Punched in The Head Productions — a documentary studio — near Third Avenue at around 7:45 pm. When she returned at 9:30 am, she discovered that a thief had climbed through a window and snatched a $1,600 iBook and a $2,200 MacBook Pro.
A pair of gun-wielding thugs robbed a cellphone shop on Seventh Avenue on July 28.
A worker told cops that two men wearing large sunglasses burst into an AT&T shop near Union Street at around 3:40 pm, and one yelled “Don’t move!” At some point, one of the thugs pulled out a silver gun and pushed an employee to the floor before grabbing $1,000 from a worker’s wallet — along with some cash from the register — while his partner filled a black garbage bag with cellphones.
A crook jacked a laptop from a hotel on Third Avenue on July 28.
The 53-year-old victim told cops he locked his $2,000 MacBook Pro inside a Marriott hotel room near Butler Street at around 10:30 am. He returned at 11 pm and discovered it gone — with no sign of forced entry.
A jerk snatched some cash from a great Italian eatery on Fifth Avenue on July 25.
The owner of al di la, at Carroll Street, told cops that a man climbed through the window at around 3:30 am and snatched $300.
Cops are hunting a 40-year-old, 5-foot-3, 140-pound man.
A jerk snatched some credit cards from a man on Grand Army Plaza on July 29.
The 45-year-old victim told cops that he parked near Plaza Street East at 1 pm, then came back 6:15 pm to discover that his wallet had been ransacked — and that credit cards had been swiped.
A thug beat up a woman, then jacked her cellphone Sixth Avenue on July 29 — but he didn’t get far.
The 31-year-old victim told cops that she was near Third Street at around 8:20 pm when a teenager punched her in the back, snatched the iPhone out of her hand and ran away.
Cops arrested a 15-year-old suspect that same night.
A thug beat up a woman on Eighth Avenue, then swiped her purse on July 28.
The 30-year-old victim told cops she was near Third Street at 10 pm when two men ran up from behind and shoved her to the ground, causing her to bang her knee. They then grabbed her purse — and the cellphone, blanket and house keys inside.
A crook snatched a purse at a pizzeria on Fifth Avenue on July 28.
The 21-year-old victim told cops she set her purse down while working at La Villa near Garfield Place at around 4 pm. She then peeked inside of her purse — and discovered her brown leather Ralph Lauren wallet and two credit cards gone.
A jerk snatched an iPod and some cash from a restaurant on Fifth Avenue on July 31, but was later caught himself.
A witness told cops that she watched a man smash the window at Miriam, a middle eastern restaurant, near Prospect Place, at 3 am and snatch a silver iPod and $85 before running away.
Cops later arrested a 45-year-old suspect — who they say was carrying burglary tools.
A jerk snatched a purse from a woman on Eighth Avenue on July 31.
The victim told cops that she was near Third Street at around midnight, when a man wearing a red shirt grabbed her purse — and the $400 Blackberry inside — then ran north.
A jerk snatched a student’s purse on Sterling Place on July 27.
The 24-year-old victim told cops that she was near Sixth Avenue at 1:25 am when a man tried to grab her purse — which had $150 diamond earrings, a $350 pair of sunglasses and $150 inside. The stubborn student held onto it, and the jerk dragged her down the block before ripping it away, hopping over a fence and speeding off in a cab.
A jerk mugged a man for his backpack on Ninth Street on July 25.
The 38-year-old victim told cops that he was between Third and Fourth avenues at 11:35 pm when a man ran up, slapped him in the right side of the head and grabbed his black backpack — which had a check inside — before running away.
— Natalie O’Neill