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Police blotter: Masked marauders sought • Brooklyn Paper

Police blotter: Masked marauders sought

Masked marauders sought

Three hoods in masks robbed a Sixth Avenue store at gunpoint — one of three places the miscreants raided last week, police believe.

Workers at the 6th Avenue Deli said that the three suspects entered the store near Sterling Place with scarves covering their faces just after midnight on January 18.

One of the thieves pulled a silver firearm and ordered an employee to empty the cash register.

The trio then fled with an undisclosed amount of receipts.

Cops quickly connected the hoodlums to two other robberies, both of which took place on June 14.

The thieves reportedly robbed the W & Fam Deli on Flatbush Avenue near Avenue H. One of the thieves flashed a gun while the other was armed with a knife during the 5:30 a.m. robbery, officials said.

An hour and a half later, the suspects resurfaced in Clinton Hill, robbing a supermarket on Fulton Street and Clinton Avenue.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Rolling phone grab

A man on a bike tried to snag an iPhone from a neighborhood chatterbox, but ended up pedaling away from a group of outraged witnesses, police said.

According to police and published reports, the 48-year-old victim was walking down Park Place between Fifth and Sixth Avenues at 6:15 p.m. when the thief rolled up behind her.

When the thief reached over to grab the phone, the woman jerked away.

The thief didn’t make a second attempt once a few witnesses raced to the woman’s rescue.

Calling from a cell

Three males were arrested last week after they swiped an iPhone from a straphanger rolling through Park Slope.

The victim told police that he was playing on his phone just before 12:30 p.m. on January 22 when one of the thieves grabbed the pricey device from his hands.

The thief got off the train at the Seventh Avenue station, but the victim chased after him — a pursuit he quickly gave up on when two of the thief’s friends came to his aid.

Cops were called and the three suspects — who were not named — were taken into custody, charged with robbery.

War on warehouses

A recent gunpoint robbery inside a neighborhood warehouse has been connected to a number of other heists in the area, police said.

On January 11, two black males armed with handguns entered a warehouse on Centre Street between Smith and Court Streets and robbed a 43-year-old man inside.

Police said that cops have connected the thieves to four similar robberies in the nearby 78th Precinct in Park Slope and the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park.

Officials said that the thieves robbed a Butler Street warehouse near Third Avenue on January 7, where they stole money from a female employee. They also held up three warehouses in December and November — on Fifth Street in Park Slope on December 30, a 48th Street location on December 18, and a 13th Street warehouse on November 27.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding these two men to come forward.

Calls can be made to the NYPD CrimeStoppers hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Broken hearts

(and windshields)

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, especially if that lady is within striking distance of your car.

That was the lesson a 43-year-old man learned last week when a domestic dispute spilled out all over his 2006 Infiniti during a drive through the area.

Officials allege that the 43-year-old and his 29-year-old paramour were having a spat as they drove along the Gowanus Expressway near the Prospect Expressway early Sunday morning.

The argument became so heated that the 29-year-old began kicking at the windshield, smashing it.

Her boyfriend didn’t do a good job at quelling the situation, officials said. After pulling the car over, he reportedly struck his girlfriend, a move that landed him in police custody, charged with assault and menacing.

His girlfriend was charged with criminal mischief for damaging the window.

Neither party is being named because of their relationship to each other.

Fire (escape) hazard

A thief used a fire escape to gain access to a Dean Street apartment, where $2,000 in cash and a GPS device were stolen.

The apartment tenant told police that he had left the apartment, located between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 3 p.m. on January 12.

When he returned at 10 p.m. that night, he found a window leading to the fire escape opened. The cash and GPS device were missing.

Cops were still looking for the thief as this paper went to press.

Playing the blues

Cops are investigating a sad song sung by the Conservatory of Music, who claimed that $1,300 had been swiped from their coffers.

Workers at the Conservatory, located on Lincoln Place, said that the money had been mysteriously sucked out of their bank account late last year. The theft was reported on January 13.

Cops are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward.

Calls can be made to the 78th Precinct at (718) 636-6411. All calls will be kept confidential.

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