Jerks punch Jay Street guy in the face

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Robbery foiled

Two violent crooks lashed out at a man on Jay Street on May 15 — after he refused to hand over his wallet to the mauraders.

The man said he was near Fulton Street at 2:40 pm when the thugs demanded he empty his pockets. The courageous pedestrian refused — prompting the jerks to punch him in the face and flee.

Bikes stolen

Thieves swiped three bicycles from a father and his kids in Brooklyn Bridge Park on May 20.

The father told police he left the two-wheelers in the park’s Main Street Playground near Water Street at 6 pm.

When he returned 30 minutes later, the bikes were missing.

Subway mugging

A thug attacked and robbed a straphanger at the York Street F train station on May 4.

The victim said he was entering the station near Jay Street at 10 pm when the thug knocked him unconscious. When he came to, his wallet was missing.

Pharmacy fracas

Police arrested a woman who they said shoplifted from a Court Street drugstore — and attacked a security guard — on May 14.

The security guard at the store at Montague Street said he stopped the alleged thief when she tried leaving with stolen makeup products at 4:30 pm. The woman fought back, biting the guard’s hand.

She fled, but police arrested a woman later that day who they said had the stolen goods.

Cellphone swiped

A slick thief on a bike swiped a man’s cellphone out of his hands on York Street on May 19.

The victim told police he was near Jay Street at 4 pm when the crook rode by on a bicycle, grabbed the phone, and pedaled away.

Restaurant burglary

An intruder entered an Atlantic Avenue restaurant on May 16 — and stole $150.

The owner of the diner between Third and Fourth avenues told police that he was at the eatery when the thief entered at 3:24 am, removed the money from the cash register, and fled.

School shenanigans

A crook stole a student’s unattended wallet from a Lawrence Street classroom on May 16.

The ASA College student told police she left the wallet at her desk in a classroom at a building between Willoughby and Fulton streets at 7 pm.

When she returned 15 minutes later, the wallet was gone.


A sneaky thief stole $236 from a woman’s purse at the McDonald’s restaurant on Court Street on May 18 — without the woman knowing.

The woman said she entered the fast food eatery between Livingston and Schermerhorn streets at 10:30 am.

She noticed her pocketbook was open and the cash was missing a half-hour later.

Bad will

A heartless thief stole a woman’s unattended wallet from a Goodwill store on Livingston Street on May 19.

The victim told police she left the wallet on a counter at the store between Bond Street and Elm Place at 11:22 am. She returned to retrieve it one hour later, but the wallet was missing.

Cash grab

Someone stole a woman’s wallet in a Fulton Street department store on May 18.

The shopper told cops she placed the wallet on the floor at the store near Bridge Street at 5:15 pm.

When she returned for it five minutes later, it was gone.

— Daniel Bush