Brutal mug on Nassau

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Beat down

A band of brigands brutalized a couple on Nassau Street and stole their shopping bags on Aug. 18.

The victims told cops they had reached Gold Street at around 8:45 pm when they happened to look behind them and see a thug with a red bandana over his face stalking them. The thug then punched the woman in the forehead before a silver SUV rolled up and two more brutes emerged.

One of the newcomers sliced the other victim with a knife from the back of his head to his back, and the thieves then fled with $200 in clothing.

Locked out

A thief stole a stunning assortment of goods by burrowing a hole in the wall and breaking the lock on the door of a Bergen Street apartment on Aug. 18.

The ticked tenants told cops that they had last been in their home between Smith and Hoyt streets at around 8:45 am. When they returned about 10 hours later they noticed the hole in the wall and a lot stuff missing, including a $2,500 diamond necklace, three Apple laptops, a digital camera, a $250 diamond ring, and other assorted electronics. All told, they lost $9,836 in goods.


A thief broke into a Warren Street home and stole a hi-def TV and antique utensils on Aug 17.

The victim told cops that she left her home between Court and Smith streets at around 5 pm, and it was unoccupied until a housekeeper showed up at around 11 am to find a window on the ground floor open, and the back door unlocked.

A 42-inch TV was missing, along with a wooden antique box containing silver utensils valued at $10,000.


Some brutes ransacked the Yummy Taco Chinese-Mexican restaurant on Willoughby Street on Aug. 20.

The owner of the joint said that he had closed the cheap eatery between Lawrence and Jay streets at around 10:30 pm. When he returned 12 hours later, he found the place in complete disarray, the ATM pried open, and $600 missing from the register. After investigating, cops suspect that the thieves broke in though the bathroom ceiling and noted that the glass door of the adjacent business was smashed in.


At least three vehicles were trifled with last week:

• A 1995 Buick Sentry vanished from Warren Street overnight on Aug. 20. The owner said that he had last seen the ride between Court and Smith streets at around 9:30 pm.

• A thief stole a Bonneville motorcycle from Water Street and Anchorage Place sometime between Aug. 12 and 14.

• A thief stole a 2002 Jaguar from Remsen Street on Aug. 9. The car owner said that she had parked it between Pierrepont Place and Hicks Street at around 2 pm, but it was gone seven hours later.

Trunk swipe

A thief stole a woman’s credit cards and ID from the trunk of her car on Hoyt Street on Aug. 22.

The victim told cops that she had parked her car in a lot between Livingston Street and Fulton Street at around 12:30 pm before going to church. When she returned six hours later, she noticed her cards missing, and later discovered that charges had been made at a Home Depot.

Cell swipe

A thug stole a woman’s bag as she talked on the phone in front of the Civil Court building on Aug. 16.

The victim told cops that she had just left the building at Boerum Place and Livingston Street at around 11:42 am when the thief then made his move, snatching a leather briefcase that contained lip gloss, medicine, court documents, a writing pad, and, worst of all, her lunch.


A thief snatched a guy’s iPhone while he rode a Bay Ridge-bound R train on Aug. 20.

The victim told cops the train had pulled into the DeKalb Avenue station when the thief grabbed the phone and took off.

— Stephen Brown