Brutal morning on the F train

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A gun-wielding perp mugged two F-train commuters in separate brutal incidents on May 7 at the Carroll Street station.

The first victim, 56, told cops that she had just gotten off the Coney Island-bound train at around 8:45 am at the President Street end of the station when a man grabbed her purse, pulled a gun on her and said, “Shut up or I’ll kill you.”

He got the purse, which contained $40 and a pair of glasses.

But he wasn’t done, yet.

About five minutes later, the same thug approached a second victim, pulling a gun and dragging her to the ground before saying, “Shut the f— up!”

This time, he got the 26-year-old woman’s iPod and Droid phone.

Student bodies

Thugs beat and mugged a fellow student at the Brooklyn Collaborative Studies middle school in a brutal, post-recess attack on Smith Street on May 5 — but all three thugs were arrested.

The 17-year-old victim told cops that he was near Third Street at around 2 pm when he was grabbed in a bear hug and beaten by thugs he recognized from his Henry Street school.

The trio dragged him and stole two cellphones and $40.

But the next day, a 15- and 16-year-old thief were captured at the school by Det. Armando Medina. The next day, Medina caught up with a third perp, age 17.

Soccer him

A quiet day at the Red Hook soccer fields turned ugly when a man used a belt to swing a metal bucket and brutalize a younger man on May 9.

Cops said that the attack, near the corner of Bay and Hicks streets, happened at around 3:40 pm, when the 33-year-old thug broke up a soccer game to strike his 21-year-old foe with the makeshift weapon.

Officer Ronald Pereira saw the whole thing go down and quickly made the collar.

Rock and rolled

A would-be car thief was nabbed by cops after breaking into a car on Bond Street on May 5.

Officer Oscar Morales said he watched the 37-year-old thug smash a rock through the car window on the block between First and Second streets at around 1 pm, and moved in quickly.

When arrested, the perp had some credit cards on him that had been reported stolen months earlier.

Old gold

A thief sneaked into the St. Mary’s Star of the Sea senior citizen apartments on First Street on May 9 — and stole $3,000 from a resident.

Cops said that the thief entered the building, which is between Hoyt and Bond streets, at around 7:20 am and said he was visiting someone in the building.

He got upstairs and entered an unlocked apartment, but fled when the resident screamed. At some point, however, he re-entered and swiped the cash from the 85-year-old victim.

IKEA bad idea

Yet another shopper has been ripped off when taking a Swedish meatball break at the IKEA superstore on Beard Street.

In the latest incident at around 1:45 pm on May 6, a 26-year-old shopper told cops that she left her purse on her chair for just a few minutes while she threw out the garbage from her lunch in the store’s otherwise delightful cafeteria.

The thief got $50 and a $200 gift card.

Updated 11:10 pm, May 11, 2010
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Reasonable discourse

Anonymous from Carroll Gardens says:
I'm not surprised there was a mugging in that subway. The exit from the station at Carroll is dangerous. It's been blocked off for EVER to accommodate the obscene construction project at 360 Smith Street. There is now only one entrance/exit at the Second Place end and you have to walk around a corner and through a short tunnel which is completely blind. The station agent can't see you there nor can anyone see you while coming into the entrance.

A fire would be worse. The stairway is so narrow and it's often backed up now that it's the only way in/out. I guess high-rise luxury condos getting built are more important than safety.
May 11, 2010, 2:12 pm
Use Your Brain from Carroll Gardens says:
@ Anonymous from Carroll Gardens.

Had you read the blotter carefully you would have noted that the attack happened near the PRESIDENT STREET end of the station, NOT the 2nd Place end. Save your preservationist banter for a relevant article.

Re: the crime. I'm always happy to see police officers at the station. Hope they up surveillance and catch the culprit.
May 16, 2010, 1:51 pm

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