Knife-wielding thief makes off with woman’s iPhone

94th Precinct


Phone-y job

A knife-wielding thief stole a woman’s iPhone on Manhattan Avenue on Jan. 12.

The victim told cops she was near Frost Street at 9:15 pm when the thief approached her, flashed a knife and threatened to “stick her.”

The woman gave up her phone and the man ran away.

Steals on wheels

A sneaky thief stole $3,750 from a Newel Street man to whom he had delivered a meal for charity on Jan. 11.

The victim told cops that the charitable perp dropped off a frozen meal to his home between Norman and Nassau avenues at 11 am. The tenant had him bring the meal into his kitchen, then went to empty his garbage. When he returned 10 minutes later, he noticed the cash was missing from his kitchen drawer.

Odd couple

Cops say a drunk man punched his 67-year-old roommate in the face inside their Metropolitan Avenue apartment on Jan. 8.

The victim told police that his roommate came home to their apartment between Leonard and Lorimer streets at 8:40 pm and started arguing with him. As the fight escalated the drunk man struck the victim — who is twice his age — in the face, then fled down Leonard Street, police said.

Fired up

A thief stole cash, a computer, a CD player and liquor bottles from a Norman Avenue restaurant on Jan. 11.

The owner told cops he closed his business near Russell Street at 1 am, but when he returned at 10 am the next day, he saw the front window was damaged and his goods were gone.

Baked goods

A thief stole $150 from a Wythe Avenue bakery on Jan. 11.

The owner told cops that he locked up his shop near N. Eighth Street at 8:30 pm, but when he returned at 4:10 am the next day, he saw the front door was pried open and his cash was missing from the register.

Computer squired

A thief stole a laptop, computer, and camera from a Driggs Avenue apartment on Jan. 8.

The tenant told police she fell asleep inside her apartment near N. Seventh Street at 2 am, but when she woke up later that morning, she saw her fire escape window was open and her stuff was missing.

— Aaron Short