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A teenage thug punched a woman and stole her cellphone on Court Street around 3:30 pm on March 1, police said.

The 42-year-old woman had been involved in an argument with a gang of teenagers outside the Global Studies High School, on Baltic Street near Court Street, moments earlier. After she left the school, several students chased her down Court Street.

At the corner of Fourth Place, one thief caught up to the victim and insisted, “Gimme the phone.”

He punched her in the face, snatched the Motorola and ran off.

Oh my guard!

A thief pummeled a grocery store guard who tried to prevent him from stealing from the Atlantic Avenue store on March 2, police said.

The robber tried to rush out of the store, near the corner of Third Avenue, around noon. When the security guard tired to prevent him from leaving, the thug punched him in the mouth and ran off with an unknown amount of goods. The guard was left with a bloody lip.

Target security

March 3 probably wasn’t just another night on the job for one Atlantic Avenue security guard.

The 45-year-old observer was at his post, in a building near Third Avenue, when a stranger burst through the door shortly after 7:30 pm. The woman walked 15 feet into the lobby, tossed a glass bottle at the guard, and ran.

The bottle smashed against the wall behind him and he was not injured.

Office worker

Someone took away more than the doctor’s orders from a Montague Street clinic on March 2.

A woman’s purse also disappeared from atop her desk at the third-floor offices, near Clinton Street, sometime between 11 am and 1 pm, police said.

The 43-year-old victim had left her bag in the morning and came back to discover that her wallet, along with several charge cards and her Social Security card, was missing.

Legal eagles

Sometimes, there are no safety zones when it comes to crime.

A thief swiped a week-old laptop from the desk of a Court Street attorney after she left work on Feb. 27, police said. Between 5:15 pm that evening and noon the following day, the new Dell disappeared from the second-floor office, near the corner of Montague Street.

Transit tragedy

A woman lost her wallet stuffed with cash to a thief who stalked her at the Dekalb Avenue station on Feb. 25, police said.

The 31-year-old straphanger was awaiting a Brooklyn-bound N train when she tucked her wallet into her jacket pocket, around 1 pm.

Almost 15 minutes later, when the train still hadn’t come, she checked again, and the wallet was gone. Also missing was several credit cards and $300. By the time she surfaced, several charges had been made on her cards.

Bling gone

Someone stole an undisclosed amount of jewelry from a Fulton Street store closed for the night of Feb. 25, police said.

The burglars got inside the shop, near Flatbush Avenue, between 5 pm that day and 10 am the next morning. The 34-year-old worker who discovered the break-in provided police with no details about what was stolen or how the thieves got inside.

Marital bitters

A 37-year-old Wyckoff Street man is wanted by police after he stole a cellphone, keys and cash from his terrified wife during two separate attacks on Feb. 25.

The suspect was angry and on a drug-seeking rampage by 9:30 am that day, his 40-year-old wife told police. He harassed her at their home, at Nevins Street, until she gave up an unknown amount of money.

He returned at 11:20 pm and grabbed her cellphone and copies of a police report filed after the first attack.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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