Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
Caught the creep
Cops cuffed a guy for hitting a woman with a metal pipe on Dean Street on Oct. 9, police said.
The 47-year-old victim told police she was between Bond and Hoyt streets at about 2:30 pm when the suspect ran up to her from behind and started whacking her with the pipe until she fell to the ground. The suspect took her iPhone, credit cards, headphones, and cash and fled until cops stopped him on Court and Baltic streets, according to authorities.
Threat and steal
A lout threatened to kill a woman and stole her phone outside a York Street subway station on Oct. 14, police said.
The 30-year-old victim told cops she was exiting the station near Jay Street at about 4:15 pm when the creep showed her a knife and said, “I’m gonna murder you.” The goon snatched her phone with her credit card in its case and fled the station, according to authorities.
Some jerk stole thousands of dollars worth of copper wires from a Columbia Heights construction site on Oct. 12, police said.
The punk broke into the site near Doughty Street and ran out with 2,000 pounds of copper wire, copper boss plates, and boxes of copper, according to authorities.
Market watch out
A good-for-nothing took a woman’s wallet and other belongings out of her purse while she was shopping at a Gold Street grocery store on Oct. 9, police said.
The woman told cops she had placed her purse on her shopping cart while perusing the aisles in the market near Fleet Street at about 7:40 pm when some sneak reached into it and grabbed her wallet, along with her house keys, headphones, and phone inside it, according to authorities.
A malefactor snatched a guy’s phone from his hands while on a Manhattan-bound train near Fulton Street on Oct. 12, police said.
The victim told cops he was aboard the 2 train near Hoyt Street at about 11 am when the punk grabbed his iPhone from his hand, jumped off the train, and fled the station, cops said.
— Julianne Cuba