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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Bitter pill

Police arrested a woman who they said tried to steal $100 in vitamins from a Smith Street pharmacy on July 8 — and then bit a clerk’s hand when he tried to stop her.

The woman attempted to leave the store between Warren and Baltic streets in Cobble Hill with the supplements at 11:45 am, but an employee confronted her and she snapped, police said.

Pinch my ride

A burglar stole a bicycle from the vestibule of a Columbia Street residence on July 12.

The victim left his apartment between Sackett and Degraw streets in the Columbia Waterfront District at 6:20 am and got back at 2:30 am the next day to find his bicycle gone — along with his bike lock, police said. It is not clear whether the ride was locked up, officials said.

Carbrawl Gardens

Cops picked up a 21-year-old who they said socked a guy twice his age in the back of the head on Clinton Street on July 11.

Police say the young buck struck the guy between Kane and Degraw streets in Carroll Gardens at 12:38 am before fleeing, police said. Officers picked him up at the corner of Kane Street and Tiffany Place at 1:05 am.

Bell rung

Nine nogoodniks jumped a teen for his iPhone on Hoyt Street on July 7.

The kid was leaving a school between Douglas and Butler streets in Carroll Gardens at 12:32 pm when the group of good-for-nothings descended on the kid, cutting and bruising his chest, before taking his phone and running, police said.

Lookout lapsed

A burglar took a guy’s jewelry and electronics from his Smith Street apartment while his roommate was home sometime between July 2 and 3.

The victim left his apartment between Union and President streets in Carroll Gardens at 4:30 pm and returned at 5:30 pm the next day to find someone took two watches, a pair of eyeglasses, an iPhone 5, and a laptop computer, police said.

— Max Jaeger

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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