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Robbed while changing a flat! – Brooklyn Paper

Robbed while changing a flat!

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Flat-bergasted

A thief stole 2,000 phone cards from a car on Atlantic Avenue on Dec. 1 — while the vehicle’s owner was changing a flat tire!

The owner told police that he was fixing the punctured rubber between Third and Fourth avenues at 1 pm, but didn’t realize that the phone cards had been taken until 20 minutes later.

House break-in

A thief stole electronics from a Schermerhorn Street home on Nov. 29.

The occupant said he left the apartment, which is between Hoyt and Bond streets, at 4 pm. When he returned at 5:20 pm, the front door was unlocked and a television and two MP3 players were missing.

Cell swipe

A crook stole a man’s cellphone on Henry Street on Nov. 27 — while its owner was texting and walking!

The victim said he was sending an SMS message near Orange Street at 10:20 pm when the thief grabbed his phone and fled.

Phone flop

Two thieves stole a woman’s cellphone at the Lawrence Street subway station — but the device was recovered after police arrested a pair of men.

The victim was on the R train platform at the station near Willoughby Street at 10:25 pm when the crooks grabbed her phone.

But the victim got the phone back moments later after police stopped two men who they said had stolen the device.

Three-card ripoff

Two card sharks stole $500 from a man on Flatbush Avenue Extension on Nov. 12.

The victim said he was watching a card game — most likely Three-Card Monte — at DeKalb Avenue at 2 pm when the men running the contest asked if he had money to play.

When he pulled out the cash, they grabbed it ran off.

DeKalb marked

A thief gershed a bike from the DeKalb Market on Dec. 3.

The biker said she locked the two-wheeler on the Flatbush Avenue Extension side of the bustling souk at 11:30 am. When she returned at 2 pm, the bike was missing.

Cash missing

A thief stole $8,900 from a Remsen Street apartment overnight on Nov. 22.

The victim said she left her home between Clinton and Henry streets at 9 pm. When she returned the next day at 1:30 pm, the cash was missing.

Movie madness

A woman stole another woman’s wallet after the two fought inside a Court Street movie theater on Nov. 28.

The victim said she started arguing with the other woman inside of a bathroom at the cinema at State Street at 4:20 pm. The altercation spilled out into the hallway, where the thief grabbed her wallet and fled.

Car stolen

A thief stole a car from Pierrepont Street on Nov 30.

The owner said he parked between Monroe Place and Clinton Street at 5:30 pm, but the car was gone when he returned at midnight.

Armed robbery

Gun-toting thugs stole a man’s cellphone on Cadman Plaza West on Dec. 2.

The victim said that he was near Water Street at 3 pm when the men approached, displayed a gun and one said, “Yo, give it up!”

The man tried to flee, but the crooks stole his cellphone before he could escape.

— Daniel Bush

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