Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook
Two gun-toting goons tried to hold up a 32-year-old on Kane Street — but ended up running off when the plucky victim grabbed their gun during the June 13 exchange.
The victim was between Tompkins Place and Court Street at 10:10 pm when the thieves flashed their weapon.
“Give us what you got,” one thug said.
But the 32-year-old didn’t give up anything. Instead, he tried to take the thug’s gun, prompting a struggle.
The thieves snatched back the gun and ran off. The brazen victim gave chase, but lost them at the corner of Court and Butler streets.
A crafty thief swiped a $2,500 vintage “show bike” secured to a Smith Street light pole on June 16.
The 35-year-old bike enthusiast locked up his cherished two-wheeler between Union and President streets at 8:55 am. He peered out the window a few minutes later — and watched the thief roll away with his property, lock and all.
A crooked commuter broke into a non-profit company on Henry Street on June 14 — taking 100 single-fare MetroCards.
Workers for Turning Point, which is between Huntington and W. Ninth streets, said someone forced open the front door after 7 pm. The only thing taken were the MetroCards, they said.
A thief swiped $30 in Chinese food from a deliveryman making a drop inside the Red Hook Houses on June 11.
The 27-year-old victim was reaching the building on Centre Mall when the suspect approached, claiming that he had ordered the food.
The goon gave the deliveryman $30, but snatched back the money — along with the food — and ran off.
— Thomas Tracy