Trio slices off tip of man’s finger while robbing him

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Take the tip

A maniac sliced off the tip of a man’s finger while robbing him with two accomplices on Third Avenue on Jan. 26, police said.

The victim was near Atlantic Avenue at 3:30 am when the threesome approached, one brandishing a box-cutter, according to cops. The blade-wielding bandit reached into the guy’s pocket to take out $300 in cash — and cut off the end of the poor sap’s left ring finger in the process, according to police. The terrible trio then fled west down Atlantic Avenue, cops said.


Three deviants beat up a man and stole his iPad as he rode the subway near the Hoyt–Schermerhorn subway station on Jan. 22, cops said.

The 23-year-old victim said he was riding an A train around 11:40 am when the train doors opened at the Hoyt–Schermerhorn station and a thief standing outside snatched his iPad Mini from his hands. The unlucky technologist started to exit the train, but two other toughs jumped on him and started wailing on his face and arms, cops reported.

The man suffered a cut on his left arm that left him with three stitches, but he does not want to cooperate with the investigation, according to a police report.

Not a good look

Cops cuffed a fashion plate who they say stole hats and scarves from a department store on Fulton Street on Jan. 23.

The 23-year-old style maven jacked 33 hats, 12 scarves, and one pair of gloves from the store near Livingston Street at 2 pm, according to a police report.

Mean Dean

A mugger accosted a woman as she walked down Dean Street on Jan. 26, cops said.

The 34-year-old victim reported that she was near between Bond and Nevins streets at 8:30 pm when a brute came up to her, put his hands over her face, and said, “Give me all you f------ got. Don’t make a sound!”

The villain lifted the woman’s wallet, containing two credit cards, debit card, and her driver’s license, along with her iPhone 5, police stated. He then hit the unlucky lady on her left ear and skedaddled, according to authorities.


A crafty swindler stole and deposited thousands of dollars in student checks from a college on Willoughby Street sometime between Jan. 20 and Jan. 21, cops said.

The crook filched and cashed 28 checks totaling $2,800 from an office in the college near Lawrence Street, according to police. The checks were kept in an area open to the public and taken sometime from 2:45 pm on the Jan. 20 to 1 pm the next day, police said.

Lost and found

A kleptomaniac snatched a guy’s cellphone on Henry Street on Jan. 23, police said.

The 33-year-old victim told police he was near Joralemon Street, looking at his phone, at 5:20 pm, when the greedy Gus grabbed it from his hands and scurried off.

The man later found his phone on the street, cops said.

Closing statement

A defendant hit a court officer in the face as she was escorting him from a courtroom on Schermerhorn Street on Jan. 23, cops said.

The 39-year-old lout hit the Kings County courthouse officer in her right cheekbone with his elbow at the courthouse between Boerum Place and Smith Street at 12:30 pm, according to a police report.

Hot topic

A thief stole a bundle of clothes from a boutique on Jay Street between Jan. 19 and Jan. 21, police said.

A 38-year-old worker reported he closed the store between John and Plymouth streets at midnight on Jan. 19 and, when he returned at 1 pm on Jan. 21, four sweaters, six dresses, two pairs of pants, one scarf, eight rings, one earring, and two necklaces were missing.

The burglar got into the store through an air conditioning unit on the wall, police said.

Cleaned out

A band of burglars stole a laptop and a security camera system computer from a dry cleaning shop on Front Street sometime between Jan. 18 and Jan. 21, cops said.

The thieves stole the Dell laptop and computer from the shop between Washington and Adams streets sometime between 6 pm on Jan. 18 and 1 am two days later and, without the security camera computer, cops could not check the surveillance footage, they said.

— Megan Riesz

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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