Surprise stab

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Just walking down the street can be dangerous, as a young man who was apparently minding his own business learned on Dec. 5 when he was stabbed in the chest by a total stranger.

The 21-year-old was on Willoughby Street around noon and had just reached the corner of Jay Street when a 6-foot perp who had been walking behind him pulled a knife and stabbed him in the side before running off, cops said.

There were three witnesses to the crime, and the man’s injury was not life threatening. The victim said he had never seen the stabber before, and the knife-happy man didn’t say anything or even demand any property.

Bandana baddie

A mugger using the ol’hide-your-face-in-a-bandana trick robbed a 55-year-old woman at gunpoint on Pacific Street between Bonds and Nevins streets at 10 pm on Dec. 4.

The victim said the bandit blocked her way and displayed his firearm.

“Give me your money,” he said simply.

The woman didn’t argue, handing over her wallet, which contained $20 and numerous credit cards.

Teacher robbed

As if her job wasn’t tough enough, a public school teacher had her wallet taken from her desk drawer on Nov. 30.

The teacher, who works at a high school on Tech Place between Lawrence and Bridge streets, left her room around 9:30 am.

She returned a few minutes later to find that the unlocked desk drawer where she had placed her wallet had been opened and her wallet, which contained $140 and numerous credit cards and IDs, was missing.

Purse snatched

A woman walking home on Sands Street on Dec. 3 had her purse snatched, and is not only out $250, but also her favorite bottle of Johnson and Johnson moisturizer.

The 29-year-old victim was between Gold and Jay streets — near the BQE overpass, a favorite spot for muggers — when a man ran past her and grabbed her purse off her shoulder. It happened so quickly that the victim didn’t get a good look at the perp.

Store ripped off

A Flatbush Avenue store was ripped off during the Dec. 1 weekend by a savvy burglar who avoided the security cameras and made off with over $10,000 in merchandise and cash.

The business, near Concord Street, was closed on Saturday and Sunday, so the theft was not noticed until Dec. 3 at 8 am.

A whopping $4,450 was reported to have been taken from the cash register and 55 cartons of cigarettes and 300 phone cards were gone as well.

Total value of the haul? Cops put it at $10,566.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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