Pillagers raid Thames Street home of electronics

90th Precinct



Some tricksters snatched pricey electronics from a Thames Street apartment sometime during the day on Oct. 7.

The two 23-year-old girls who live at the apartment between Porter and Varick avenues told cops they left shortly after 8 am and returned around 6 pm to find a huge bounty of electronics missing, including their MacBooks, camera and equipment, and an iPad.

Pocket crook

A nasty assailant wrapped a woman in a headlock and ran off with her pocketbook on Flushing Avenue in the early morning of Oct. 6.

The woman told police she was near Humboldt Street on her way to the subway around 5 am when the brute approached her from behind and put her in a headlock, then forcibly took her pocketbook, which included her driver’s license and health insurance card, and her satellite-based navigation system.

The baddie pushed the woman to the ground before fleeing in a black sports utility vehicle, but the victim sustained no injuries, according to a police report.

Eight angry scamps

Cops cuffed a teen who they think is one of a pack of eight criminals who brutally beat and mugged a cab driver on Havemeyer Street on Oct. 10.

The troublemaking octet surrounded the victim’s cab near S. Second Streets at around 4 pm, when the alleged assailant pushed the victim and grabbed his cellphone and wallet, cops said.

The victim told police that when he got out of his cab to confront the muggers, the alleged attacker and the rest of the crew started to beat him, leaving a cut to his nose and a bump over his left eye, according to a report.

Emergency medical responders reported the victim’s left arm appeared to be dislocated, cops said.

Authorities stopped two men at the corner of Metropolitan and Marcy avenues a little over an hour later and collared one of them, a 16-year-old, after identifying him as a suspect.

Cane pain

A scoundrel snatched a 52-year-old man’s walking cane and cash behind a public housing development on Ten Eyck Street on Oct. 10.

The victim told cops he was between Humboldt Street and Bushwick Avenue at 5 pm when the punk approached, pushed him to the ground, and grabbed his cane before tossing it to an unknown location.

The perp then reached into the man’s pocket and took a handful of cash before fleeing, according to a police report.

The man never found his cane, cops said.

— Allegra Hobbs