Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
Begging for a fight
Police arrested a man they suspect of beating up a guy at the Atlantic Avenue Barclays Center subway station on July 15.
The victim told police the man demanded money from him, and — after he refused — punched him in the face just before 2 p.m.
Police seized the suspect on the spot and slapped him with felony robbery charges.
A knife-wielding wacko robbed a teen on Flatbush Avenue Ext. on July 17.
The victim, 15, told police he was near Myrtle Avenue when the malefactor pulled a knife on him, snarling, “whatcha got in your pockets?” The crook snatched $15 from the kid, before fleeing towards Myrtle Avenue at 12:20 p.m.
Two louts robbed a man on Fourth Avenue on July 18.
The victim told police he was arguing with several men near Warren Street at 1:15 a.m., when one of the nogoodniks demanded his wallet.
The victim threw it onto the street, and one of the crooks picked it up and fled the scene, cops said.
A man choked his girlfriend on Furman Street on July 20.
The victim told police she was arguing with her beau near Montague Street at 11:10 p.m., when he choked her and slammed her into a metal fence before snatching a chain from her neck.
It’s a rental!
A crook stole a man’s rental car on Smith Street on July 21.
The victim told police that he left the car outside a bakery unlocked — keys in the ignition and the engine running — between Dean and Bergen streets at 12:23 a.m.
He told police he believes that some villains holding a Dominos Pizza box across the street at the time nabbed the car and bolted.
— Kevin Duggan