Six on two
A thuggish sextet was arrested for mugging two teens at Cumberland and Atlantic avenues on Nov. 23.
The victims were nearing the corner at 4:30 pm when the suspects, who were also teenagers, surrounded their victims and forced them to give up a laptop computer, iPod touch and their cellphones.
A 62-year-old crook swiped a woman’s phone during a fierce Nov. 24 exchange inside a 24-hour Laundromat on Putnam Avenue, but was later arrested.
The victim was chatting on her cellphone inside the laundry between Cambridge Place and Grand Avenue at 1:08 am when the thief grabbed the phone and attempted to flee the scene, police said.
The Victoria’s Secret inside the troubled Atlantic Terminal mall on Flatbush Avenue was too hot for cops to handle this week. Here’s why:
• A devil with a taste for women’s delicates swiped more than $2,000 in merchandise from the lingerie store between Hanson Place and Atlantic Avenue on Nov. 27.
Twenty miracle bras and 100 lacy thongs were taken as holiday shoppers converged on the store at 9:40 am, police were told.
• A thief swiped a woman’s purse as she shopped inside the same store on Nov. 26. The woman’s bag was hanging from her baby’s stroller when it was taken at 4:35 pm, but was found in a trashcan a short time later — stripped of cash and credit cards.
A thief rummaged through a car parked on Gates Avenue this past Thanksgiving, taking a wallet, some credit cards and an iPod.
The far-from-thankful victim told police she left her vehicle between Cambridge Place and Grand Avenue at 7 pm. When she returned to her car an hour later, the thief had already looted it, but didn’t damage any of the doors or windows, cops were told.
Beaten for paste
Two thugs attacked a manager at a Myrtle Avenue Walgreens on Nov. 23 as the employee thwarted their shoplifting spree.
The suspects had taken four tubes of toothpaste, some Aspirin and a toothbrush and were heading toward the door at 3 pm when the employee caught them with the stolen merchandise. Outraged, one of the thieves wigged out, beating the store employee as his partner held the man down, cops were told.
The thieves fled, but one of them never made it home — cops caught up with the 18-year-old suspect a short time later, charging him with robbery.
A thief snuck off with a woman’s wallet as she walked down Clinton Avenue on Nov. 28.
The victim was between Willoughby and Myrtle avenues at 2:45 pm when she realized someone had plucked the wallet, as well as her birth certificate, from her bag. The thief tried to use her plastic to buy a MetroCard, but the credit card had already been canceled, cops were told.
A thief made off with a woman’s handbag as she celebrated inside a Grand Avenue nightspot on Nov. 27.
The woman left her bag hanging from the back of a chair inside the bar between Putnam Avenue and Fulton Street at 9 pm, but when she went to retrieve it two hours later, it was gone.
A sticky-fingered thief made off with two drills after looting a DeKalb Avenue construction site on Nov. 22.
Workers at the building between Rockwell Place and Hudson Avenue said the items disappeared around 12:15 pm.
At least two vehicles were taken this week. Here’s the rundown:
• A thief sped away with a 1994 Nissan Maxima from Quincy Street overnight on Nov. 23. The 35-year-old motorist left his vehicle between Downing Street and Classon Avenue at 11:30 pm, but it was gone when he returned 10 hours later.
• A speed demon swiped a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer within an hour after it was parked on Cumberland Street on Nov. 24. The victim left the vehicle between Lafayette and Greene avenues at 4:30 pm.