Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook
A cur threatened a guy with a gun and punched him in the face at the Carroll Street subway station on July 3, police said.
The 61-year-old victim told police the lout followed him up the stairs in the station at about 3 am and then grabbed him from behind and demanded he give him his bag.
But the victim refused and the malefactor brandished his gun and then punched him in the face about three or four times, according to authorities. The bully ran off without any of the victim’s property, officials said.
In a split second
A baddie swiped a senior’s bag inside a Baltic Street store on July 2, police said.
The 71-year-old woman told police she put down her purse in the store near Bond Street at about 7 pm, got distracted, and when she went to pick it back up, it was gone.
The punk ran off with the woman’s bag with her keys, credit card, miscellaneous food, and identification cards inside, according to authorities.
Free gift cards
A jerk stole a kid’s gift cards as he was sitting on a swing in a Baltic Street park on June 28, police said.
The 12-year-old victim told police he was sitting on the swing inside the park between Hoyt and Bond streets at about 5 pm when the crook swiped his gift cards worth $115, cops said.
Cops cuffed a guy who they say swiped a bunch of products from a store on Smith Street on July 1.
The 46-year-old suspect put toothpaste, deodorant, conditioner, shampoo, and other creams inside his jacket and pants pocket and walked out of the store between President and Union streets at about 7:50 pm, police reported.
Police arrested two suspects who allegedly smashed a pre-teen’s phone on Lorraine Street on July 1.
The 12-year-old kid was walking on Hamilton Avenue when the teen duo came up to him and grabbed his Apple iPhone from him and threw it on the ground, according to authorities.
— Julianne Cuba