Dial ‘R’ for robbery

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Phone robbers

Robbers who need to call their sweethearts have been snatching people’s phones this week in Greenpoint:

• A thief nabbed a cell from a woman near the corner of Roebling and North Eighth streets at around 10:40 p.m. on Nov. 8.

• A thief tricked a man into dropping his defenses by asking him for directions at around 9:30 am on Nov. 10 and then pulling a gun on him. The man gave up his cell and $2, and the mugger fled up Humboldt Street toward Frost Street.

• Two muggers approached a man on North Seventh Street on Nov. 11 and one pulled out a gun and commanded him to give them his wallet and phone. The perps made off with the cell and two credit cards in the 10:30 pm attack, then fled.

Beer beating

An argument got violent after an ornery fellow cracked a beer bottle over a man’s head on Manhattan Avenue on Nov. 8 — but the bottle basher was later arrested.

The victim, who suffered swelling and lacerations, told cops the beating happened at around 1:30 am near Kent Street.

Police caught up with the assailant.

House burg

At least two homes were burglarized this week in Greenpoint. Here’s how it all happened:

• A woman returned to her Lorimer Street home at around 7 pm on Nov. 12 and discovered the bathroom window was open and her laptop was gone from the unit, which is between Skillman Avenue and Conselyea Street.

• A woman was awoken by the sound of shattering glass in her Bedford Avenue home at around 6:30 am on Nov. 13 and walked into her kitchen to find that her laptop, iPhone, purse and credit cards had been taken from her apartment, which is between North Eighth and North Ninth streets.

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Reader Feedback

Judy from Greenpoint says:
If you are going to report by Neighborhood, as you seem to be attempting, please get them right...
N. 8th St.
Frost St.
N. 7th St.
ARE ALL IN WILLIAMSBURG.... good lord, and those are the easy ones to tell from Greenpoint.
Nov. 18, 2009, 12:48 pm
Nick from Greenpoint says:
These are from the 94th Precinct, which is Greenpoint and Northside.
Nov. 18, 2009, 6:25 pm
lari from Williamsburg says:
Northside = Williamsburg.
This clearly says: "Greenpoint"
Divide by precinct and not neighborhood
Nov. 20, 2009, 10:56 am

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