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.
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.
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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