Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
Two people robbed a 12-year-old boy on the 3 train approaching the Hoyt Street station on March 1, police said.
The young victim told police he was on the train pulling into the station near Clark Street at 7:25 pm when one of the men pretended to have a firearm.
“I’ll pop you, you want to get popped?” the perp said.
The thieves removed the victim’s Samsumg phone and fled in an unknown direction.
Locked and unloaded
Crooks raided several gym lockers last week, according to cops. Here’s a rundown:
• Someone stole an iPhone and $120 from a locked locker at a gym on Duffield Street on March 1.
The owner discovered his belongings were missing from the workout spot at 2:30 am.
• A thief took a shoes, clothing, a watch, an iPhone charger, and a wallet from a gym-goer on Livingston Street on Feb. 26.
• Another crook stole an iPad and wallet from a locker room on Fulton Street on Feb. 27.
The victim told police he noticed the theft from the gym near St. Felix Street at 5:50 pm. The crook used the credit cards in the wallet to make purchases an electronics store, a liquor store, and a grocery store.
A greedy crook opened up a Best Buy credit card in another man’s name sometime before on March 3.
The victim told police he discovered the theft when he received a bill for $3,212.05 worth of merchandise that he didn’t buy from a collections agency.
Fare thee well
A sneaky thief swiped a woman’s wallet sometime while she was shopping before boarding a bus on Fulton Street on March 3, police said.
The woman said she was on the B26 as it left the stop near Jay Street at 11:30 am when she realized her billfold — containing credit cards, her Social Security card, insurance cards, driver’s license, bus pass, and $300 — was missing. The woman believe someone snatched her wallet while she was shopping earlier that day.
Two men brandished a knife and attempted to steal a cellphone from the pocket of a man on Dekalb Avenue on March 1, police said.
Police arrested one man in connection to the robbery near Flatbush Avenue at 9:20 pm.
A goon grabbed a pair of headphones off of a man’s head as he boarded the N train at the Atlantic Avenue station on March 1.
The victim told police he was getting on the Coney Island-bound train at 5:45 pm when the bandit snatched the headphones. He gave chase, and got the culprit’s bookbag, but the crook fled.
Sorry for your loss
An unknown thief stole a purse from a woman attending a funeral on Montague Street on March 1, police said.
The woman told police she left her handbag unattended by a table at the funeral near Hicks Street at 7 pm. The bag contained her eyeglasses, a camera, and iPhone.
Someone fraudulently claimed a lost wallet at a coffee chain on Montague Street on Feb. 28, police said.
A worker found the wallet in the store near Henry Street at 3:30 pm and asked customers if anyone had a wallet missing. Someone said it was his friend’s wallet, took it, and left the store.
Later, a man came in looking for his wallet. He didn’t know his “friend.”
A crook stole a laptop and iPhone from a classroom table on Jay Street on Feb. 27, police said.
A woman left her computer and phone in the classroom near John Street at 1:30 pm while she made a quick trip to another room, she said. When she returned 15 minutes later, both were gone.
Look back in anger
A thug grabbed a woman and tried to take her purse and cellphone on Pearl Street on Feb. 25.
The victim said she was near Willoughby Street at 10:45 pm on her way to her friend’s place when the brute grabbed her from behind. She screamed and the suspect pushed her to the ground and fled.
Raised on robbery
Police arrested three teenage boys who they say robbed a 14-year-old while he was in his school bathroom on Johnson Street on Feb. 25, police said.
The victim said he was in the restroom of the building near Bridge Street at 2:30 am when the older adolescents confronted him.
“Give me a dollar,” one of the perps said, allegedly reaching into the boy’s back pocket. Another teen reached into a different pocket, cops said.
The victim gave them each a dollar, and went to the sink to wash his hands — at which point one suspect removed the victim’s watch from his wrist, police reported.
Someone stole a woman’s wallet from her coat while she was at a birthday party on Atlantic Avenue on Feb. 24, police said.
She said she was at the party near Court Street at 2:30 pm when she realized the billfold containing her MetroCard, credit card, and ID was gone.
A thug asked to use the phone of a Duffield Street residence and then threatened the tenant on Feb. 24, police said.
The victim said he let the perp in to his home near Willoughby Street at 1 pm when the goon threatened the man with his own knife. The victim handed over $200.
— Jaime Lutz