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A gang of teenage hoodlums attacked a 32-year-old woman walking on Smith Street on June 12, police said.

The woman was moseying past Douglass Street at around 5 pm when a glass bottle flew at her from the hands of one of the hoods. The bottle broke on the ground as another hood went in for her purse, pushing her against her car and yanking at the bag.

The woman held on to her pocketbook and the gang fled empty-handed. One of the attackers was a young girl, the victim told cops.

Bike Bullies

Ever heard of picking on someone your own size?

Ten men attacked a 13-year-old boy riding his bicycle in Red Hook’s Coffey Park on June 12, police said.

The boy was cruising on Richards Street near Verona Street at around 6:25 pm when one of the men approached him with his fist out. The boy was punched in the face before others in the park stepped in and chased away the hoods. The 13-year-old boy’s bike wasn’t damaged in the scuffle.

Tool fools

A burglar stole $11,000 worth of power tools from the basement of a home on Sackett Street near Hoyt Street two weeks ago, police said.

The hardware heist happened between 7 pm on June 6 and 11 am the following day. The criminal got away with several valuable drills as well as a $500 chipping hammer used to restore the brownstone exteriors of Brooklyn’s vaunted million-dollar homes.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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