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Gun-toting thieves rob straphanger • Brooklyn Paper

Gun-toting thieves rob straphanger

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Semi-automatic thievery

Thugs toting a semi-automatic gun robbed a man at the Atlantic Avenue subway station on Feb. 23.

The victim said he was on a Manhattan-bound D train that was stopped at the Atlantic Avenue-Pacific Street station at 1:30 am when the crooks showed off the weapon and grabbed his iPhone.

Subway steal

Two thieves stole a cellphone and iPod from a man at the York Street subway station on Feb. 23.

The straphanger said he was riding a Manhattan-bound F train at 2:50 am when the crooks boarded at the York Street station near Jay Street and grabbed his electronic devices.

Burglary roundup

Thieves broke into at least five homes last week. Here are the details:

• A crook stole a computer and TV from a Dean Street apartment on Feb. 24.

The occupant said she left the home between Third and Fourth avenues at 1:30 am. When she returned at 7:30 am, the front door was unlocked and the items were missing.

• Someone broke into a Court Street apartment sometime between Feb. 18 and Feb. 20.

The occupant said she left the home between Dean and Pacific streets at 12:45 pm on Feb. 18. When she returned at 6:50 pm on Feb. 20, the front door was unlocked and several household items were missing.

• A thief swiped a computer monitor and $2,500 from a Wyckoff Street home on Feb. 9.

The occupant said she left the home between Smith and Hoyt streets at 1 pm. When she returned at 9 pm, the front door was unlocked and the screen and cash were no longer there.

• A burglar stole a computer from a Bridge Street home sometime between Feb. 18 and Feb. 20.

The occupant told police she left the apartment between Willoughby Street and the Myrtle Avenue Promenade at 11:30 am on Feb. 18. When she returned at 4:30 pm on Feb. 20, the laptop was missing.

• A thief who broke into a State Street home on Feb. 21 was caught red-handed by the apartment’s occupant and fled before making off with his booty.

The victim told cops when she entered her home between Nevins and Bond streets at 1 pm, she found a stranger rummaging through the apartment. The surprised burglar fled the flat, screaming, “Don’t follow me or I’ll hurt you.”

Botched mugging

Ten thugs tried to rob a woman on Sands Street on Feb. 25, but ran off after she let out a blood-curdling scream.

The victim said she was near Gold Street at 7:10 pm when the men stopped her and one of them flashed a handgun. But the woman screamed at the top of her lungs, and the terrified crooks ran away.

Lobby shakedown

A crook robbed a man in the lobby of his Remsen Street apartment building on Feb. 20.

The victim told cops that the thief followed him into the lobby of his building between Henry and Hicks streets at 2:35 pm and told him, “I have a gun.” The thief didn’t produce the weapon, but the man handed over his cellphone anyway.

Baby blues

A heartless crook stole an unattended baby bag from the Court Street Barnes and Noble on Feb. 20.

The baby’s father said he left the bag on the floor at the store near State Street at 12:30 pm. When he returned to retrieve it 20 minutes later, the all-important bag was missing. It contained an iPhone, a wallet, and the baby’s medication.

Cash grab

A thief stole $200 from a woman on Willoughby Street on Feb. 20.

The victim said she was near Jay Street at 3 pm when the crook snatched the cash and fled.

Hard news

A crook stole construction equipment from a Court Street newsstand on Feb. 23.

The owner of the newsstand at Joralemon Street said he locked the kiosk at 11 pm on Feb. 22. When he returned the next morning at 6 am, a storage locker inside of the newsstand, which contained the equipment, was open and the gear was missing.

Gym rat

A thief swiped credit cards and $300 from a locker at the Doge YMCA on Atlantic Avenue on Feb. 18.

The victim said he left his property in a locker at the gym near Court Street at 3:45 pm before going to workout. When he returned after exercising, the items were gone.

Workout ruined

A thief swiped $1,000 from a locker at the Planet Fitness gym on Duffield Street on Feb. 22.

The victim said she left the cash in her locker at the gym between Fulton and Willoughby streets at 7:50 pm before going to workout. When she returned at 9 pm, the money was gone.

Wallet snatch

A crook stole a wallet from the Planet Fitness gym on Duffield Street on Feb. 24.

The victim said he left the wallet in his locker at the gym between Fulton and Willoughby streets at 3 pm before going to exercise. When he returned three hours later, the wallet was missing.

Purse stings

Two thugs robbed a woman at knifepoint on Bridge Street on Feb. 25.

The victim told cops she was near Willoughby Street at 12:30 am when the men flashed the knife and demanded she hand over her purse. The woman complied, and the thugs ran off.

Motorcycle stolen

A thief stole a bike from Hicks Street sometime between Feb. 19 and Feb. 20.

The chopper’s owner said he parked the two-wheeler near Clark Street at 5 pm on Feb. 19. When he returned the next day at 3 pm, the motorcycle was missing.

— Daniel Bush

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