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Gang mugs teens at knifepoint at Atlantic Terminal • Brooklyn Paper

Gang mugs teens at knifepoint at Atlantic Terminal

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Running wild

Two thugs held a group of friends at knifepoint at the Buffalo Wild Wings on Flatbush Avenue on Dec. 13.

One 17-year-old victim told police that he was with two pals at the barbecue joint in the crime-riddled Atlantic Terminal Mall when one of the goons flashed a blade and said, “If you have anything, give it to me. Not my fault if you get stabbed.”

The crook found empty pockets, and his accomplice punched one of the other victims in the back of the head and broke his eyeglasses.

Police are seeking two suspects.

Smoke break

A burglar snatched a cash box from a cigarette truck on Flatbush Avenue Extension on Dec. 17.

The victim told police that he left his vehicle near DeKalb Avenue at 2:40 pm. When he returned 40 minutes later, his box of checks and cash totaling $6,900 was gone.

Car alarm

Some jerk stole $6,000 and business files from a car in the P.C. Richard & Son parking lot on Atlantic Avenue on Dec. 12.

The 45-year-old victim told police that he parked near Flatbush Avenue at 3:50 pm and returned two hours later to find his window smashed and his blue LL Bean backpack, personal checks and clipboard gone.

Target-ed

A mother tried to steal goods from the Flatbush Avenue Target on Dec. 14, but was nabbed by a cop on her way out, police said.

The employee told cops that the woman and her daughter entered the store at midnight and allegedly left a half-hour later without paying.

Face the music

A fleet-footed crook yanked a man’s cellphone on Fulton Street on Dec. 14 as he played some tunes for a friend.

The 16-year-old victim told police that he was near Fort Greene Place at 4:40 pm when a stranger pried his mobile from his hands and fled.

Break bread

An opportunistic goon boosted a car on Fulton Street after its owner left the keys in the ignition and stepped into a bakery.

The victim told cops that he parked near S. Oxford Street at 6:18 pm and ran into a cake shop across the street. Three minutes later, he watched helplessly as a twentysomething crook drove off in his sedan — also stealing credit cards and $100.

Dollar signs

A bearded thief snatched $12 from a teen on Greene Avenue on Dec. 16.

The 13-year-old victim told cops that he was near Cumberland Street at 7:20 am when the creep approached and asked him for a dollar. When the kid opened his wallet, the thug snatched his cash.

The victim followed the perp into the subway, but the crook threatened to punch him and ran off.

— Kate Briquelet

To reach reporter Kate Briquelet, e-mail him at newsroom@cnglocal.com or call (718) 260-4506.

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