Two hoods attacked a 14-year-old boy playing a game of schoolyard basketball on June 15, police said.
The kid player was shooting hoops behind the School for Global Studies on Bond Street at 2 pm when two older boys approached and asked the time.
The kid kept dribbling until one of the perps tugged at a weapon hidden at his waistband.
“Stop playing,” the perp said, brandishing a four-inch knife.
Police said the boy finally did stop, and the thug grabbed his $220 Cingular phone and split, walking east with his buddy towards the Gowanus Canal.
The phone and the thugs still haven’t been found.
A man taking an early morning walk on Cheever Place on June 17 was mugged for a cellphone and a green “Irish Yoga” T-shirt, police said.
Two men dressed in white shirts and blue jeans attacked the 24-year-old yogi after approaching him from behind between Kane and Degraw streets at around 7:45 am. After they got close to him, one hood punched him repeatedly in the face while the other grabbed his $150 phone and the cotton tee.
They left him laid out with a bloody nose, a black eye and a busted lip.
Police said to keep a lookout for punks in an auspiciously green yoga shirt.
An elderly man from Minnesota lost his cellphone and wallet to a thief after he fell asleep on a Bay Ridge–bound R train on June 23.
The 84-year-old told cops that he entered the subway system at the City Hall stop in Manhattan at around 7:30 am and, once onboard the train, promptly fell asleep.
When he woke up at the Pacific Street station, he noticed that his rear pocket had been slashed open and his possessions had been taken.
The wallet contained various credit cards.
A 30-year-old woman who parked her car in front on Bond Street between Douglass and Butler streets on June 16 lost more than $1,000 in merchandise after forgetting to lock up.
When she returned to her 2002 Nissan Pathfinder at 3:30 pm, she found the side door ajar and jewelry, sunglasses and tech gear missing, police said.
The woman said the thief had gotten away with two credit cards inside a $100 Guess wallet, an 18-karat-gold necklace worth $500, a $150 semi-precious jewel set and a pair of gold-trimmed sunglasses worth $375. A $200 Blackberry was also reported missing.