Police arrest BB gun-wielding robbers in Carroll Gardens

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Cops cuffed two BB gun-wielding teens for allegedly robbing a man in Carroll Gardens in the early morning hours on Friday. 

The victim was walking in the neighborhood when the two 18-years-old suspects approached at around 12:10 am. 

One of the alleged robbers aimed a toy firearm at the victim’s head, while the other pointed scissors at his neck, according to police.

Both suspects demanded the victim hand over his belongings, before they forcibly rummaged through his pockets, removing his property and running off toward Clinton Street, cops said. 

Following the robbery, the victim ran to Via Roma Pizzeria on Court Street and called the police, according to authorities. 

A subsequent investigation led patrolling officers to spot the suspects at around 12:36 am near Columbia and Bush streets. Cops hit the alleged bandits with a slew of charges, including Criminal Possession of a Firearm and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, according to police.

Robberies in Brooklyn have seen a sharp decline this year compared to 2020, with the NYPD recording 337 instances in 2021 compared with 590 robberies in the same timeframe in 2020 — marking a 42.9 percent decline, as of Feb. 14 when the most recent data is available.