Three thugs held a 32-year-old at knifepoint near the corner of Myrtle Avenue and Navy Street on Sept. 4, taking $1 and some electronics.
The thieves surrounded their victim at around 2:50 am, with one of the thugs menacingly pulling out the blade before demanding the goods. That’s when the man handed over an iPod and cellphone.
Beaten & robbed
Two heavy-handed hooligans attacked a 40-year-old man on Washington Park on Sept. 2, leaving their victim with two black eyes.
The 40-year-old was between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues at 11:30 pm when the thieves jumped him and ran off with $10 and his cellphone.
Thieves raided the Falafel House on Myrtle Avenue on Sept. 3, taking $200 from the till.
Workers at the eatery between Vanderbilt and Clinton avenues said that they thought they had locked everything up when they went home at 11:15 pm — but the thief was able to get through the rear sliding door, which was apparently open.
Popped for iPhone
Three thieves robbed a 37-year-old man of his iPhone on Aug. 31 after following him into the Lafayette Avenue station.
The victim noticed the thieves following him from the corner of Fulton Street and S. Portland Avenue at 10:35 pm before the punched him and ran off with his pricey phone.
Three on two
A menacing trio robbed two men at Carlton and Lafayette avenues on Aug. 30 with nothing but their authoritative countenance.
The thieves approached at 3:15 am and admitted that they wielded no weapons. And they didn’t make any threats, but merely demanded their victim’s cellphones and wallets.
A quick-moving thief made off with a woman’s handbag on Sept. 4 during a fast exchange inside a C train rumbling into the Lafayette Avenue station.
The thief quickly jumped off after grabbing her bag — just as she was about to drop her lip gloss into her purse.
A burglar crept into a Stuben Street apartment on Sept. 5, waking a 28-year-old woman sleeping inside.
The tenant was napping inside her apartment between Myrtle and Park avenues at 4 pm when she said she woke up to a noise coming from the living room.
She peered inside, and found a stranger at her desk, rummaging through it. She then returned to the bedroom to call police, but the thief fled before she finished her call, taking a desktop computer, her wallet and some credit cards, cops were told.
A thief swiped a handbag from a woman’s shopping cart on Sept. 3 as she made a pit stop inside the Target inside the crime-ridden Atlantic Terminal Mall.
The woman said she had to go to the bathroom, but couldn’t take her cart with her, so she left it — and her bag — outside the door. When she came out, her bag was gone.
A thief with long arms swiped a laptop computer from a Lafayette Avenue home on Sept. 2.
The 28-year-old tenant told police he left his apartment between Carlton Avenue and Cumberland Street at 8:30 am, but felt it was OK to leave his bedroom window open, since there were bars on it.
The laptop computer was sitting on a desk near the window — right within the crafty crook’s reach.
A crew of road renegades hit the area this week, swiping three motorcycles. Here’s what happened:
• Thieves removed a 1999 Kawasaki from Washington Avenue between DeKalb and Willoughby avenues on Sept. 1. Its owner said he left his rice burner on the street at 8:30 am, but it was gone 23 hours later.
• A 1988 Honda crotch rocket was swiped from Carlton Avenue on Aug. 30. The NT650 was parked between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 9 am, but it was gone in a half hour.
• A thief snipped the lock on a Fulton Street lot to get a 2002 Suzuki on Sept. 1. Its 28-year-old owner told police that he last saw it at 11 pm.