A man was robbed and choked by two assailants while waiting for a bus at Ryerson Street and Park Avenue around noon on July 17.
When the man struggled, the attacker threatened, “Don’t make me break your neck.” The attacker took off with only $2.
A 27-year-old man was attacked and robbed by two men on July 21. The assault began at around 9:40 pm at the corner of Lafayette and Classon streets, where one man put the victim in a headlock while the other started punching him in the face.
The attackers took the man’s iPod, then fled. The man refused medical attention.
A 32-year-old woman was allegedly attacked by her friend on July 17 for spending her money on cigarettes instead of her children.
Cop say the victim bought a pack of smokes at the convenience store at Prince and Tillary streets on July 17 at around 5 pm.
Afterward, her 44-year-old friend struck her on side of the head with a fist full of keys, said police. Police arrested a 44-year old suspect, whom they say was upset by the victim’s apparent waste of money.
A DeKalb Avenue candy store was robbed of more than $35,000 in merchandise at around midnight on July 17.
The thieves broke into the store, which is at the corner of Vanderbilt Avenue, by cutting through a neighboring wall, cops said. The thieves took $24,000 from two ATMs, $3,000 in Metrocards, $3,380 in phone cards and $4,800 worth of cigarettes.