Shoplifter bites security guard

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill


A crook stole some merchandise from a CVS on Myrtle Avenue on Sept. 14, and bit a security guard as she was trying to escape.

Representatives from the store near Ashland Place told cops that the crook entered the store at 2:45 pm, and tried to leave without paying for $14 worth of merchandise. After security stopped the woman, she bit both of his hands.

Menage a trois

A fearsome threesome robbed a man in the Washington Avenue G station on Sept. 11.

The 32-year-old victim told cops he was in the station on the Williamsburg-bound platform at 12:10 pm when the three crooks walked up to him. One of them punched him and another took his iPhone, which cops said they tracked and recovered from a building on Marcy Avenue.


Police say a knife-wielding thug stole a cellphone from a woman at the Clinton-Washington subway station on Sept. 13.

The 18-year-old victim told cops she was at the station at 1:47 pm when a crook with a knife stole her iPhone with the help of two friends. Cops said they arrested two teenaged suspects.

Train gun

A gun-totting robber stole a smartphone from a man on the Q train near the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center subway station.

The 19-year-old victim told cops he was in train near Hanson Place at 4:50 am when two men walked over to him. One said, “Give me your phone,” and displayed a gun. After he handed over his phone, they asked for money, and when he said he didn’t have any, they left the train at Atlantic Avenue.

Cop bopped

An angry driver hit a traffic agent on Hanson Place on Sept. 11.

The 30-year-old victim told cops she was directing traffic near S. Elliot Place at 2:30 pm when the angry driver hit her head and fled in his vehicle.

Leg hit

A gunman shot a man in the leg on N. Oxford Walk on Sept. 16.

The 31-year-old victim said he was near Park Avenue at 9 pm when a man started shooting at him. While he was running away, the victim said he was shot in the leg.

Basement prices

A thief hit an apartment on Greene Avenue on Sept. 13, stealing a laptop.

The 59-year-old victim told cops he left his apartment between Grand and Classon avenues at 6 pm, returning at 7:30 pm to find his basement door open and his MacBook gone.


Someone stole the tires off of a car on Clinton Avenue on Sept. 10.

The 46-year-old victim told cops he left his vehicle between Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue at 6:30 am, returning at 10 pm to find his all four of his tires and rims gone.

Atlantic terminated

A pick-pocket struck in the elevator of the Atlantic Terminal Mall, stealing a woman’s wallet on Sept. 9.

The 61-year-old victim said she got in the building’s elevator at 6 pm and noticed her wallet was missing when she got out.

Bike back

A crook stole a bicycle on Myrtle Avenue on Sept. 10 — then gave it back.

The 32-year-old victim told cops a crook cut the chain on his fancy Cannondale bicycle he left between Grand Avenue and Ryerson Street at 5 pm, but then dropped it on the floor after the victim confronted the crook.

See ya

Police arrested a man who they say plucked a woman’s MetroCard out of her hands in the Clinton-Washington subway station on Sept. 15.

The 19-year-old victim said she was about to go through the turnstile at 12:10 pm when the jerk took the card from her hand and fled. Cops arrested a 51-year-old suspect outside of the station.

Pocketed book

A jerk stole a woman’s purse on Adelphi Street on Sept. 16.

The 35-year-old woman told cops she was inside of a playground between Myrtle and Park avenues 9:30 am when a crook stole her purse from where she had left it.


A crook stole a car parked on S. Oxford Street on Sept. 14.

The 74-year-old victim told cops he left his 2008 Chevy between Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue at 6 am, returning at 11:45 am only to find it missing.

House heist

A thief hit a house on Grand Avenue on Sept. 12, stealing more than $6,000 in electronics.

The 25-year-old victim told cops he left his place between Putnam and Gates avenues at 11 am, returning at 5 pm to find his gadgets gone.

— Eli Rosenberg