Lots of gunpoint robberies - Brooklyn Paper

Lots of gunpoint robberies

76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Gunpoint robbery

Cops cuffed a 20-year-old accused of mugging a man at gunpoint for his iPhone on Clinton Street on Jan. 31.

An assailant pulled a gun on the victim near the corner of Ninth Street at 8:30 pm and ordered him to hand over the phone.

The victim complied, placed the iPhone on the ground, and fled, according to documents from the District Attorney’s office.

Officers apprehended a suspect the next night on Union Street between Henry and Hicks streets and recovered the phone.

Carjacked on Van Brunt

Armed men carjacked a motorist on Van Brunt Street on Jan. 26 — and cops say they managed to apprehend one of the culprits.

A 25-year-old suspect now in police custody and another individual who remains on the lam hopped into the car at the corner of Coffey Street at 10:30 pm and put a gun to the back of the motorist’s head, investigators claim.

The victim and two terrified passengers handed over cash, cellphones, and the car keys, according to the District Attorney’s Office.


Police say they nabbed one of two men responsible for a scary Jan. 26 stick-up on Bond Street.

The criminal duo shoved what appeared to be a gun against the victim’s stomach as he walked between Baltic and Butler streets at 12:40 pm, according to filings from the District Attorney’s Office.

The 18-year-old suspect, who was later placed under arrest, then reached into the victim’s pockets and stole cash and a cellphone, investigators allege.

The other mugger is still on the loose.

— Ben Muessig

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