Vicious chokehold!

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Purse choke

A thug put a woman in a chokehold and stole cash from her wallet on Metropolitan Avenue on May 26.

The bastard approached his victim from behind at about 4:12 am and put his arm around her neck, whispering, “Give me your purse.”

The brute took $200 and her iPod before fleeing on Rodney Street.

Purse snatch

A gunman snatched a woman’s purse on May 24 at the Flushing Avenue station.

The perp approached the woman at 11:35 am as she was walking on Marcy Avenue and Wallabout Street, flashed a handgun, and said, “Give me your purse.”

She obliged, and he fled down Marcy Avenue.

Bus phone

A teenage thief grabbed a woman’s phone on the B48 bus on May 25.

The perp pocketed the phone at about 1:25 pm while the bus was idling at Broadway and Lorimer Street. He ran off the bus and the victim ran after him, grabbing his shirt in a scuffle, but the boy got away.

Mac thief

A burglar broke into a Morgan Avenue apartment on May 22, stealing two roommates’ things while they were on vacation.

The thief climbed into the apartment’s rear window near Harrison Street between 9 am on May 22 and 9:50 pm on May 25, rounding up $4,699 worth of computers and cameras.

Jeep gershed

A thief stole a Jeep that had been parked on S. 11th Street and Wythe Avenue on May 18 at 9 am. When the driver returned to the scene at 7 am the next day, she found her car was missing.

Toyota taken

A thief stole a Toyota that had been parked on Middleton Street on May 27 at 7 pm. When the driver returned 12 hours later, he found that his car was missing.

L-train larceny

A perp snatched a woman’s phone while she was riding an Eighth Avenue-bound L train on May 22.

The victim told cops that the thief made his move at around 7:20 pm, when the doors opened at Grand Street.

He fled into the gloaming.

Triumph defeated

A thief rode off into the sunset on a Triumph motorcycle that he swiped off S. First Street on May 27.

The owner told cops that the crime must have occurred between 3 pm and 8:30 pm near the corner of Bedford Avenue.

Camera seize

A burglar broke into a S. First Street apartment on May 31, getting thousands in fancy stuff.

The resident told cops that he was not in the unit, which is near Bedford Avenue, from 12:15 pm to 4:55 pm, when he returned to find $3,900 worth of property missing.

Subaru break

A perp broke into a sedan parked on Grand Street near Lorimer Street on May 31 stealing the driver’s clothes and computer.

The owner said that the crime occurred between 5:20 pm and 6 pm.

Nissan sayonara

A thief stole a woman’s sedan off S. Fourth Street.

The victim told cops that she parked near Hewes Street at around 7:30 am on May 31, but when she returned at 3 pm, the sedan was gone.

Follow him

Two perps choked and mugged a man in the hallway of his Manhattan Avenue apartment building on May 29.

The perps followed their victim into the building, which is near Montrose Avenue, at 10:25 pm, then grabbed him and removed his property.

— Aaron Short

Updated 12:08 am, June 2, 2010
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Reasonable discourse

John from East Williamsburg says:
Animals. Damned subsidized animals.
June 2, 2010, 10:25 am
mike from The hood says:
People moving into the hood and walking around all night
like they are in Kansas.This is the real deal stay in and lock your doors.
June 2, 2010, 11:58 am
jay from bed-stuy says:
Mike, all but one of these incidents occurred before 10:30 PM, or in the morning in broad daylight. Why blame "newbies" rather than thugs who are willing to put a woman in a choke hold on a gamble that her purse contains the shiny new iPhone they don't want to work for in order to buy honestly and with a little pride? Why say that it's to be expected that people will be attacked? Shouldn't we all be expecting and striving for a little common decency?
June 2, 2010, 12:33 pm
Justnice from Williamsburg says:
the sub-humans that keep breeding and living off our taxes. what good are they for anyone?? no one would miss them if they were vaporized. just saying...
June 3, 2010, 8:04 am
John from East Williamsburg says:
If they cannot obey the law, they need to be put in cages.

Making the working people afraid to go outside is how this neighborhood was originally converted into disgusting slums.

Sorry, but your natural habitat doesn't exist here anymore. You play by our rules now.
June 3, 2010, 8:22 am

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