Thug takes down woman in fight for cellphone

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62nd Precinct

Bensonhurst—Bath Beach

Stopped and frisked

A brute wrestled a woman to the ground and stole her cellphone on W. 11th Street on May 1, police report.

The victim told cops that she was near Highlawn Avenue on her way home from the Kings Highway train station at 9:40 pm when the villain grabbed her from behind and shoved her down, then struggled with her until he took her mobile device. The crook then fled down W. 11th Street.


A knife-wielding lowlife held up a woman for her cash and her cellphone inside the Bay Pakrway N train station on May 4, according to cops.

The victim reported that she got off the train from Manhattan at the station near W. Seventh Street at 12:01 am. As she was heading up the stairs, the fiend approached with a blade drawn.

“Give me everything,” the thug demanded.

The woman surrendered her money and mobile device, but the savage wasn’t done terrorizing her.

“Run, run, run,” he told her.

The victim fled to the other side of the station and hid until she was sure her tormentor had left.

No teacher’s pet

Cops arrested a 15-year-old girl who they say bit the dean of a school on 80th Street on April 30.

The victim alleged that he had the student in his office at the school near 16th Avenue at 11:50 am, and was trying to take her into custody when she sank her teeth into his right arm, forcing him to go to Lutheran Medical Center for care.

Cops and robbers

A burglar stole a police officer’s uniform, handcuffs, and bulletproof vest from his 74th Street apartment on April 28, authorities allege.

The victim said he returned to his home between 21st Avenue and Bay Parkway at 7 pm to find his bracelets, flak jacket, and attire stolen.

Odd job

A strangely dressed teenaged delinquent riding a kiddie bike tried and failed to steal a woman’s cellphone on New Utrecht Avenue on May 1, according to cops.

The victim said she was walking between 74th and 75th streets with her mobile device out when the weirdo pedalled up alongside her on children’s bicycle, wearing a furry Russian-style hat, tan cargo pants halfway down his legs, and motley colored boxer shorts. The kid tried to grab her phone, but the woman held on tight, and the headcase had to ride on empty-handed.

— Will Bredderman

Updated 10:10 pm, July 9, 2018
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