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Gun-wielding goon takes man’s phone

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Gunpoint stickup

A pistol-packing thug robbed a parking garage attendant on Front Street on May 25.

The attendant told police that he was working at the garage between Dock Street and Cadman Plaza West at 11:05 pm when the thug entered wearing a black ski mask and said, “Give me your money,” according to a police report.

The victim answered, “I have no money,” the report said.

The thug then pulled out a handgun, grabbed the attendant’s cellphone, and fled.

Watch stolen

A thief stole a $4,000 gold watch from a Henry Street home on May 20.

The occupant said he left his apartment near Joralemon Street at 8 am. When he returned at 10 pm, the timepiece was missing from his bedside table.

Bag begone

A crook swiped a patron’s bag from a Smith Street bar on May 8.

The victim told police he left the bag on the floor of the bar between Warren and Wyckoff streets at 11:30 pm.

When he returned to retrieve it 30 minutes later, the bag was missing. It contained a camera, computer hard drive, and headphones — among other belongings.

Jewel heist

Someone stole $5,000 worth of jewelry from a Smith Street home on May 23.

The occupant told cops that she left her apartment between Dean Street and Bergen Street at 8 am. When she returned at 10 pm, a wooden case containing the jewelry was gone.


A brazen thief stole a treasure trove of electronics from a Schermerhorn Street apartment on May 22.

The occupant told police he left the apartment between Adams and Court streets at 8:50 am. When he returned at 7:15 pm, the front door was unlocked and his bedroom window was open.

The victim told cops that his laptop, two cameras, and other electronic equipment was missing.

Bicycle blues

A thief stole a bike from the backseat of a car on Clinton Street sometime overnight on May 20.

The victim told police that he parked the car at Livingston Street at 10 pm, and left the bike inside. When he returned at 5 am the next morning, one of the car’s rear windows was broken and the bike was no longer there.

Ride swiped

Someone stole a bicycle from a Front Street garage on May 17.

Cops said a security camera captured the crook entering the garage between Cadman Plaza East and Adams Street at 10:37 pm, and emerging eight minutes later with the stolen two-wheeler.

Muggers foiled

Two knife-wielding thugs tried to rob a man on Furman Street on May 24 but fled empty-handed after the would-be victim refused to part with his belongings.

The man said he was near Cadman Plaza West at 2:55 pm when the crooks flashed a knife and one of them said, “Give us your stuff,” according to a police report. The man refused, and the attackers ran off.

Where’s wallet?

A crook swiped a shopper’s unattended wallet on Fulton Street on May 23.

The victim told police she left her wallet on a counter at a store near Jay Street at 1:25 pm. When she returned to retrieve it five minutes later, the wallet was missing.

Purse snatch

Three thugs stole a woman’s purse on Hoyt Street on May 22.

The victim said she was near Livingston Street at 1:30 pm when the crooks grabbed her purse and fled.

Cash grab

A thief stole $80 from a shopper at a Fulton Street store on May 21.

The victim told cops she entered the store at Galatin Place at 6 pm. When she left an hour later, she looked inside her purse and realized the cash was missing.

— Daniel Bush

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