A woman was brutally mugged as she made a transfer at the Fourth Avenue and Ninth Street subway station on Aug. 7.
Cops say the victim, 48, was transferring from the R train to the Manhattan-bound F train at around 5 pm and had reached the relatively quiet mezzanine when three men shoved her up against a fence and demanded booty.
When the woman paused, one of the perps ripped a gold bracelet, necklace, ring and even earrings right off her body before all three fled.
In all, the three perps got $630 in gold baubles.
Cops are hunting for three men, all around 5-foot-6.
A man had his iPhone snatched right from his hand as he talked on the popular gadget on Sixth Avenue on Aug. 14.
Cops say the victim, 30, was gabbing away on the block between Carroll Street and Garfield Place at around 5:30 pm when a man ran up and grabbed the device.
In a similar crime two days later, a thug snatched the bag of a woman as she walked on Flatbush Avenue between Prospect Place and Seventh Avenue at around 10 pm.
In that crime, the 64-year-old victim lost a gym bag that contained a Metrocard, library cards and a gift card.
A man recuperating at a Seventh Avenue hospital was robbed of more than $12,000 in electronics and jewelry on Aug. 16 — and cops are hunting for a comely friend of his.
The victim, who had been admitted to the hospital at around 1 am that morning, was unconscious when the friend, who had ridden in the ambulance with him to the medical center, told nurses that she was the man’s wife.
As a result of that lie, the staff handed over the man’s cellphone equipment, $11,500 in gold jewelry and $900.
When the 39-year-old heart patient regained consciousness, he told the staff of its mistake. Now cops are hunting for a 26-year-old, 5-foot-3, 100-pound blonde with long straight hair and blue eyes.
A group of men viciously attacked a Fort Greene man as he walked on Douglass Street on Aug. 14.
The victim, 36, told cops that he was on the block between Third and Fourth avenues at around 9:30 pm when two or three men rushed over to him. After one warned, “Give me your s–t,” the other man or men pushed him to the ground and kicked his head.
After taking the man’s iPod and cellphone, the group fled.
One man was arrested, though two accomplices remain at large, after mugging a food deliveryman on Fourth Avenue on Aug. 14.
The victim, 32, told cops that he was between First Street and Garfield Place at around 2 pm when a man came over, flashed a knife and demanded cash. Two other men were there for muscle.
After the victim turned over $50, the trio fled. But hours later, cops picked up the knifeman, sitting alone in a car on Fifth Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets. He was charged with robbery, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.
A man who was publicly urinating in Grand Army Plaza on Aug. 11 should have limited his criminal activity to violating city code 16, section 118 — but he was so angered to get a summons for his illegal spraying that he started punching the cops who gave him the ticket, police said.
The drip was still urinating on the sidewalk around Grand Army Plaza at around 2:45 pm when two plainclothes officers approached, identified themselves as cops, and started writing a ticket.
After the officers demanded identification, the alleged urinator went wild, verbally abusing and then punching both cops with a closed fist.
The 45-year-old man was then arrested and charged with a variety of crimes, including assaulting a police officer, a felony, and resisting arrest.
A jewel thief, possibly working with an attractive accomplice, ripped off more than $9,000 in rings from a Fifth Avenue gem store on Aug. 11.
Cops say the thief entered the store, which is at 12th Street at around 3:10 pm — at about the same time that a woman was being helped by a clerk.
With the clerk distracted, the man reached behind the counter, removed a tray of 20 rings and fled.
The woman, it turns out, did not make a purchase and later left, too.
The store owner told cops that he recognized the man and woman as a couple that had bought jewelry from him before — though now he feels that they may have merely been casing the joint.
— Gersh Kuntzman