Teen stabs woman with pen on B train

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Bad penmanship

Cops arrested a 17-year-old woman who they say stabbed a fellow B-train passenger with a pen on April 9.

The 31-year-old victim told police she was riding a Brighton Beach-bound B train with her husband at 12:20 pm when she got into an argument with a younger woman. As the train pulled into the DeKalb Avenue station, the teen whipped out the writing instrument and started shouting.

“What are you going to do?” the lady supposedly demanded. “Come over here and see what happens.”

As the victim tried to exit the train, the wild woman, unsatisfied, punched her in the head, according to a report. The older woman re-boarded the train as the doors closed to confront her attacker and it pulled away from the station. The teen then stabbed her in the head with the pen, police said.

Grand scam

A hacker siphoned more than $100,000 out of a State Street man’s bank account between April 3 and 4, police said.

The victim, who lives between Hoyt and Bond streets, told authorities he received an e-mail from his bank on April 4 at 12:06 pm, telling him that five fraudulent transfers were made from his account, totaling $104,300. The bank recovered $78,302 of that money, but not the rest, according to a police report.

Sleeping suspicion

A thief swiped a sleeping man’s wallet on a Coney Island-bound N train on April 6, according to the authorities.

The victim said he went out for drinks in Manhattan and that when he boarded the train at Herald Square at 3:10 am, his wallet was in his front pocket. He said he fell asleep immediately and did not wake up until the train reached the Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center stop, at which point he discovered that his billfold had been lifted, cops said.

The wallet contained debit and credit cards, a MetroCard, and $100 in cash, according to a police report.


An opportunistic crook swiped a woman’s wallet from a table at a Livingston Street restaurant on April 8, police stated.

The diner reported she was in the eatery between Galltin Place and Hoyt Street at 7:30 pm and left her wallet on a table and walked away. A video shows a lowlife pass by, take the wallet, and walk out the door, according to a police report.

The billfold contained $60 in cash and debit and credit cards, but the cards were canceled before any charges were made, the report states.

Electric fenced

A sneak-thief swiped a Livingston Street office worker’s electronics from his desk on April 9, cops said.

The 24-year-old who works between Boerum Place and Court Street said he left his phone, headphones, and electronic tablet charging at his cubicle at 11:20 am, and that when he returned 35 minutes later the devices had disappeared.

Crash course

A cretin stole a 24-year-old woman’s car from Willoughby Street on April 11, police reported.

The lady told police she parked the four-door sedan between Lawrence and Bridge streets at 2:00 pm and walked to a doctor’s appointment, leaving the door unlocked and the keys inside. When she came back 15 minutes later the car had vanished, a police report states.

Cops from Fort Greene’s 88th Precinct found the auto after it was involved in a crash, the report says.

Crush hour

A creep filched a wallet from a lady’s purse on a crowded Manhattan-bound C train at High Street on April 10, law enforcement officials related.

The 26-year-old victim said she boarded the packed car at the station near the corner of Red Cross Place and Cadman Plaza East at 9:35 am. Her purse was hanging on her shoulder behind her and she was bumped several times before the train pulled away from the station, police said.

The car thinned out at the next stop, and the woman said she was not bumped or crowded after that. But when she came above ground in Manhattan, her bank sent her a text message telling her someone had used her credit card without permission, a police report says. The missing Coach wallet contained debit, credit, and gift cards, a half-book of stamps, and $40 in cash, the report says.

Locker liquidator

A burglar broke into a fitness buff’s locker inside a gym on Duffield Street on April 11, authorities reported.

The 54-year-old fellow told cops he locked up his locker at the business between Fulton Mall and Willoughby Street at 2:36 pm and went for a workout. When he returned at 4 pm, his stuff was gone, according to a police report. The man’s phone, watch, bracelet, ring, reading glasses, keys, and wallet were all stolen, he said.

— Matthew Perlman

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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