Two tweens bumb and rob 60 year old on First Street

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Two pre-teenagers did the ol’ bump-and-rob to a 60-year-old woman on First Street on Dec. 3, cops said.

The victim told police that she was between Fifth and Sixth avenues at around 6:15 pm when the two muggers — one age 12, the other age 11 — bumped into her.

Seconds later, the senior citizen realized that her wallet, which contained her cellphone, $80 and a monthly Metrocard, had been taken.

Gem job

A thief broke into an Eighth Avenue apartment and stole more than $7,500 in jewelry, cops said.

The victim told police that the crime must have occurred between 6 am on Nov. 29 and 10 pm on Dec. 3, when she returned to the apartment, which is at Fourth Street, to find the kitchen window ajar and the jewelry missing.

A neighbor told cops that he heard someone on the roof on both Nov. 29 and Nov. 30.

Bad mugging

Three thugs surrounded a 27-year-old Montgomery Place woman as she walked home on Dec. 8 at 10 pm.

The woman said that she was just about at her door when she was jumped.

The purse contained $50, a fancy wallet and various cards. The handbag itself was worth $150, she told police.

Good ‘s—t’

Three muggers — possibly with a gun — robbed a man of cash and electronics as he headed towards the R-train station on Union Street on Dec. 9.

The 35-year-old victim told cops that he was between Fourth and Fifth avenues at around 3 pm when the threesome approached.

One member of the group said he had a gun and added, “Give me your s—t,” prompting the victim to hand over $500, a Diesel watch and an iPod.

He did not get a good look at the perps, but described them all as black men in their 20s.

Car rob

A man was sitting in his car when a man came over, punched him through the window and took his wallet right out of his pocket on Dec. 9, cops said.

The stunned victim told police that he was at a traffic light on Eighth and Flatbush avenues at around 4 pm when the 5-foot-8, 175-pound man punched him and grabbed the wallet, which, fortunately, did not contain any cash.

Library card

Someone stole close to $2,500 from a cash register in the third-floor cafeteria of the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch on Grand Army Plaza on Nov. 21.

The crime was not reported to police until Dec. 7, when officials figured out that the money was missing.

Cops will have a tough time cracking this case: There is no surveillance camera trained on that register.

Subway rob

A thief grabbed a woman’s cellphone as she sat on a New Lots Avenue–bound 3 train that was stopped at Grand Army Plaza on Dec. 6.

The 22-year-old East Flatbush resident told cops that she was sitting on the train at around 5:30 pm when a 5-foot-7 man grabbed her T-Mobile Sidekick and ran off the train.


The “No good deed goes unpunished” category has a new entry this week: a pre-school teacher had her bag stolen while she taught a class on Dec. 5.

The 22-year-old woman told cops that she placed her bag on a bench before beginning her class at the Sixth Avenue pre-school at around 2 pm.

When she returned to her bag a few hours later, she noticed that her fancy purse, $60, a cellphone, a pair of leather gloves, a monthly Metrocard and her iPod were gone.

The pre-school is at Eighth Street.

Wheely bad

At least five cars were reported stolen off Park Slope streets last week, a huge jump over the previous weeks. Here’s the gruesome roundup:

• A woman who had parked her 1996 Toyota on St. Johns Place between Sixth and Seventh avenues on Nov. 30 returned three days later to find it gone.

• A Prospect Park West woman’s 2000 Audi was stolen from in front of her house, which is between President Street and Montgomery Place, on Dec. 5. She had parked it there just after midnight, and by 6:30 am, it was gone.

She had been the victim of the same crime just one year ago, she told cops.

• A Queens man who parked his 1995 Nissan on Seventh Street between Eighth Avenue and Prospect Park West on at around 8 am Dec. 8 returned 11 hours later to find it missing.

• A Third Avenue man who left the keys in the ignition of his 1995 Corolla at around 7:40 pm on Dec. 9 returned just five minutes later to find the car gone. It had been parked between Eighth and Ninth streets.

• A 23-year-old man’s car was stolen back in September, but he only reported it stolen last week because the Department of Motor Vehicles was threatening to suspend his drivers license because he did not have insurance.

The man told cops that he had loaned his car to a friend, who parked it on 10th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues on Sept. 17. Hours later, it was gone.

Police obliged the man and gave him the police report he required. Whether the DMV followed suit is unclear.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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