Ruthless couple pulls closing-time bar heist

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Tied up

Police are searching for a man and a woman who tied up a worker at a Clinton Avenue bar and stole $15,000 in cash on Sept. 4.

The victim told police he was closing up the booze haunt near Atlantic Avenue at 2 am when one of the creeps forced his way in by pointing a gun. He then handed it off to the female baddie while he tied the worker’s hands behind his back with rope and put him facedown on the floor, according to a report. His partner then kept the gun pointed at the victim while he used power tools to lift money from two cash machines, the cash register, cash box, and tip jar, police said. The pair finally forced the man to give up his phone password and took a picture of his driver’s license before fleeing, cops said.


Cops cuffed a teenager who allegedly brutally stole a woman’s phone by throwing her on the ground on Lafayette Avenue on Sept. 6.

The lady was talking on her iPhone while strolling by St. Felix Street at 11:12 pm when the suspect came from behind, grabbed her by the neck, took her mobile device, and pushed her to the ground, cops said.

Senior snatch

A crew of thieves stole a 64-year-old man’s phone by smothering his face in Fort Greene Park by Myrtle Avenue on Sept. 5.

The senior was sitting inside the green space near St. Edwards Street at 8:50 pm when five punks approached him from behind. One of the villains put his arm across his neck and face, cutting the inside of his lip, and stole his iPhone 6 plus, according to a report.

Bathroom business

Some brute attacked an oldster inside a Flushing Avenue bathroom and stole $2,220 of his belongings on Sept. 7.

The 62-year-old man drove to a building near Clermont Street at 10:30 pm to use the bathroom, he told police. Once inside, the bruiser strangled the man until he lost consciousness, according to a report. The senior was able to fight off the pirate, drawing blood on his shirt, authorities said. Once he regained consciousness, he noticed his Ford Escape, phone, wallet, car keys,and credit cards had been stolen. He went into the 88th Precinct to report the crime, and cops were able to track his cell phone, resulting in the vehicle being recovered on S. Elliott Place.

Unkindest cut

Authorities are hunting a savage who slashed a guy with a kitchen knife on Cumberland Walk on Sept. 8.

The goon approached the man near Park Avenue at 1:05 am, punched him in the face, cut him twice with a kitchen knife, then fled, according to a report.

— Lauren Gill

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