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Gunmen hold up man for cellphone, cash

94th Precinct

Greenpoint–Northside

Excuse me

Two thugs shook down a guy for his property on Jackson Street on Sept. 9.

The victim told police that he was walking eastbound near the corner of Woodpoint Avenue at 10:55 pm when he heard someone run up behind him.

“Hey, I have a gun,” one of the robbers said. “Give me your stuff.”

The victim handed over his duffel bag, which contained his wallet and credit cards. But the robber still was not happy.

“I know you have a cellphone,” he said. So the victim took his phone out of his pocket and gave it to them. Then the thugs ran off.

Called his bluff

A man thwarted a robber who threatened him with a gun on Richardson Street on Sept. 12.

The victim said he was near Monitor Street on his way home at 8:10 pm when the robber approached him.

“This is a robbery,” the goon said. “You don’t want to get shot.”

The would-be crook then tried to pull the backpack off the victim’s back, but the victim held onto it and ran away. The villain ran in the other direction and never displayed a gun.

Big haul

Someone stole thousands of dollars in cash from a delivery truck parked on N. Seventh Street on Sept. 13.

The driver of the truck told police that he had left the vehicle between Wythe Avenue and Berry from 2:30 pm until 2:50 pm.

He told police that he locked the doors when he left, but when he came back, he found the driver-side door open. There was $4,812 in cash missing from inside the dashboard, and six checks totaling $6453 were also gone.

Shady business

A N. Sixth Street business owner told police that her employees had stolen about $150,000 from her during the past three years on Sept. 9.

The woman, who owns the establishment between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street, told police that she checked computer records at 8 pm and found discrepancies totaling $150,000 since 2010. Police say they are searching for four former employees and have arrested one, who is charged with grand larceny.

— Danielle Furfaro

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