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Armed robber loses arm: Victim mowed down gunpoint robber in his car

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Some people would give their right arm for a pair of hot sneakers — and a Brooklyn teen did just that.

A 17-year-old Canarsie resident lost his right arm after he robbed an East Flatbush man at gunpoint for pair of Air Jordan sneakers and the mark mowed him down with his car on Feb. 12, police allege.

The teen responded to his 39-year-old victim’s Craigslist post advertising the shoes for sale, police said. He got into the East Flatbush man’s gray Honda Pilot on E. 86th Street between Avenue L and Avenue M at noon — then allegedly pulled out a black revolver and demanded the shoes and a wad of cash, a police report states.

The teen fled with the kicks, but his victim hit him with his car, lopping off the kid’s limb, police claim.

The wounded youth left his arm behind and tried to hop on a city bus, but the East Flatbush man pulled him off, so he fled in another direction, officials said. Police picked up the teen near his E. 86th Street home at 12:40 pm, and ambulance drivers took him — and his disembodied arm recovered at the scene — to Brookdale Hospital, a police report states. Doctors later transferred the teen to Bellevue Hospital Center, where they attempted to surgically reattach the limb, officials said.

Prosecutors are charging the 39-year-old with attempted murder and the teen with robbery and criminal possession of a firearm, police said.


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Reach reporter Julianne Cuba at (718) 260–4577 or by e-mail at jcuba@cnglocal.com. Follow her on Twitter @julcuba.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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