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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Teen team

Cops chased a pair of youngsters out of the Clinton-Washington G subway station on Oct. 1 and cuffed them on the street for allegedly swiping a woman’s cellphone, according to a police report.

As the train arrived at the station at 2:50 pm, one of the suspects, 13 and 14, distracted the 20-year-old victim while the other grabbed her phone, witnesses told police.

The teens exited the train, witnesses informed a police officer of what they had seen, and the lawman pursued the pair up the stairs and outside, the authorities said. The onlookers identified the kids and the officer put them in bracelets, but not without the youths resisting arrest, according to a report.

Snatch and catch

The authorities arrested a man who they say pushed a woman and stole her phone in Fort Greene Park on Sept. 30.

The 31-year-old victim said she was on the stairs leading into the park near the corner of Willoughby Street and Washington Park at 12:25 pm when the man came over, shoved her, and wrestled her cellphone from her.

The accused took off and she chased him to Carlton Avenue between Park and Myrtle avenues, where cops cuffed the fellow, according to cops.

Bars none

A degenerate punched a woman in the head and took her phone on Gates Avenue at Cambridge Place on Oct. 2, cops said.

The 22-year-old victim said she was walking towards Bedford Avenue at 8:09 pm when the lowlife approached from behind and beaned her in the back of the head.

The crook grabbed the device, ran down Cambridge Place towards Fulton Street, and entered a building halfway down the block, according to a police report. Interviews within the building failed to produce a suspect, the report states.

Glass half broken

Police arrested a man for allegedly cutting another fellow with a glass shard in front of an Auburn Place building on Sept. 29, according to the authorities.

The 23-year-old victim said he and the suspect were in front of the building, between Saint Edwards Street and N. Portland Avenue, at 9:40 pm when the guy started swinging the piece of glass back and forth in front of his face.

He then sliced the victim in the head with the glass, cops said. Emergency responders took the victim to Brooklyn Hospital Center while cops cuffed the accused, according to a police report.

On blocks

Some crooks stole the wheels off of a car parked at the corner of Willoughby and Washington avenues on Sept. 29, leaving the vehicle on cinder blocks, police said.

The 35-year-old car owner said he parked his 2011 Honda on the corner at 12:01 am, and returned nine hours later to find his rims and tires taken.

Movement underground

A sneaky straphanger fished a fellow subway rider’s phone out of her pocket on Sept. 30, and bolted into the Nevins Street station, police reported.

The 21-year-old victim said she boarded a Brooklyn-bound 4 train on the distant island of Manhattan at 8:30 pm, and was sitting next to the thief.

The goon grabbed her phone out of her jacket as the train pulled into the Nevins Street station, and scrammed just before the doors closed, officers said.

Small talk

A con picked a woman’s pocket as they spoke in front of a Fulton Street building on Oct. 3, cops said.

The 30-year-old victim said she was talking to the woman between S. Oxford Street and S. Portland Avenue at 7:20 pm when the woman casually bumped into her. After the lady left, the victim noticed that her wallet had been taken, officers recounted. The billfold contained a credit card, which was used to buy a pair of MetroCards minutes later, police said.

This week in break-in news

Police reported four burglaries in the precinct this week, three in residential buildings and one at a construction site.

• A prowler hit a Fulton Street construction site sometime between Sept. 26 and 29, cops said.

A worker at the site between Downing Street and Irving Place said the wooden fence was locked up at 4 pm on Sept. 26, and when a crew returned at 7:15 am on Sept. 29, the lock was broken and equipment was gone. The crook took a generator, a circular saw, a chipping gun, and a skill saw, according to a police report.

• A thief stole camera equipment and other items from a Washington Park home on Sept. 28, police reported.

The 36-year-old resident said he left the building between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues at 7 pm and returned at 11 the same night to find his front door open and his belongings burgled. The sneak got in through an unlocked window and made off with a computer monitor, a digital camera, a vintage film camera, a leather duffel bag, and some cash, according to police.

• A scoundrel snatched a laptop through the security bars of a Classon Avenue apartment the next night, NYPD officials reported.

The 33-year-old victim said he was in the apartment between Gates and Putnam avenues at 11 pm on Sept. 29 and saw the computer at the foot of his bed beneath a window. He noticed the device gone three hours later, according to officers.

An inspection revealed that the screen to his window had been opened, but the security bars were still shut, the report says.

• A burglar struck a block away at an Irving Place apartment the next night, taking a camera, a laptop, and cash, cops said.

The 40-year-old victim said she went to sleep in her apartment, also between Gates and Putnam avenues, at 12:01 am on Oct. 1. She woke up at 2:17 am, and discovered the items gone, cops stated.

The victim suspects the crook made it in through a rear basement window that had been left unlocked, the Police Department said.

Drivers beware

It was a banner week for auto thieves, as police reported four stolen vehicles in the precinct.

• A scalawag swiped a motorcycle from the corner of Navy Street and Park Avenue overnight on Sept. 25, cops said.

The 26-year-old owner said he had gotten into an accident with the 2014 Kawasaki and left it on the corner on Sept. 24. He checked on the bike at 8 pm the next day and it was fine, but when he retuned at 8:30 in the morning it was nowhere to be found, officials said.

• A rapscallion rode off in a 2007 Honda Accord from Lefferts Place sometime between Sept. 19 and Oct. 1, police reported.

The 33-year-old owner said he parked the car between Saint James Place and Grand Avenue at 4 pm on Sept. 19, and that when he returned at 10 am on Oct. 1, it was gone.

• The owner of a 1998 Jeep reported that someone stole her vehicle sometime between Sept. 29 and Oct. 2 from Downing Street, according to a report.

The 66-year-old woman said she parked the jeep between Quincy Street and Gates Avenue at 6 pm on Sept. 29, and that it had vanished by the time she checked on it at the same time three days later.

• A man also reported that his brother’s car was taken from its parking spot under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway near Monument Walk on Oct. 3, according to police.

The 27-year-old told cops he parked his brother’s 1998 Nissan Maxima on Park Avenue near Monument Walk at 9:30 pm, and that when he checked on it through his window at 11, it was gone.

— Matthew Perlman

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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