Two thugs stole a train rider’s iPhone on Fourth Avenue on May 25 — and then beat him up when he tried to get it back.
The 34-year-old victim told cops he was riding a Coney Island-bound F train near Ninth Street at around 2:05 pm when a man in a baseball cap snatched his iPhone and ran off the train with a friend. The straphanger chased after — but one of the men punched him the face and slammed him into a gate near the subway platform.
The thugs then ran away, leaving the poor guy with a gash on his forehead and no cellphone to call for help.
A jerk stabbed a taxi driver on Flatbush Avenue on May 22.
The 42-year-old cab driver told cops he dropped off a customer near Bergen Street at 5:50 pm — but the passenger refused to pay for the ride. The cabbie then demanded the money, but the crazed customer stabbed him in the arm with a metal object, grabbed his cellphone, and ran away.
A crook stole some prescription pills from a car at a gas station on Fourth Avenue on May 20.
The 24-year-old victim told cops he left his belongings in a car while at a BP station near Union Street at 4:15 pm. He came back five minutes later and discovered his allergy medication, leather wallet, and eye drops gone.
A thief took a wallet and cellphone from a hospital worker’s locker on Sixth Street on May 25.
The 54-year-old worker told cops she set her wallet and cellphone inside a locker at New York Methodist Hospital near Seventh Avenue at 1:20 pm and then worked for two hours. When she returned, her lock busted and her belongings were gone.
The creep later used her credit card for a shopping spree, police say.
Someone stole a man’s unattended wallet, iPhone, and hat while he shot hoops on Fifth Street on May 22.
The 20-year-old victim told cops he set his leather wallet and cellphone under his hat at a playground near Fifth Avenue at 6 pm then walked away to shoot some hoops. He came back 15 minutes later and discovered his wallet, hat, and iPhone gone.
Cops say three teenagers stole a cellphone from a straphanger on Bergen Street on May 22.
The 40-year-old victim told police she was standing inside a 3 train station near Flatbush Avenue at around 3:20 pm when a teen walked up, snatched her black iPhone, and ran away.
Police say the teen then met up with two alleged accomplices a few blocks away. They arrested three 14-and-15-year-olds the same day.
— Natalie O’Neill
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