A man and a woman robbed a man opening his car door on Columbia Street on Aug. 3.
The 65-year-old victim told cops that he was entering his car near Hamilton Avenue at around 1:30 pm when the debauched duo approached, spraying Mace.
A struggle ensued, and the thieves removed a bag from inside the car that contained a document, $300, and a pair of $600 eyeglasses.
Five teens robbed snatched a man’s iPhone inside the Carroll Street train station on Aug. 2.
The 37-year-old victim told cops that he was on the southbound platform under Smith and President streets at around noon when he was surrounded by five teens with bad intentions.
When one post-pubescent punk grabbed his phone, the victim wrestled with the underage thugs, to no avail.
But Transit cop Rene Soto was on the scene quicker than you can say “Steve Jobs” and arrested three of the five member crew, two aged 15, and the third aged 16-years-old.
A sticky-fingered man stole a woman’s purse on Smith Street on Aug. 8 — but was collared.
The 30-year-old victim told cops she was near Warren Street at 3 am when a man managed to secret her purse. Officer Sambath Ouk quickly arrested the 40-year-old thief, who was charged with grand larceny.
Someone stole a woman’s phone and wallet from inside the Red Hook IKEA on July 31.
The 41-year-old victim told cops that she was attending to her baby in the bathroom of the store at Beard and Otsego streets at around 8 pm when she placed her phone and other property in a changing table. She left the bathroom, and returned 45 minutes later, but it was too late to recover her Blackberry, assorted credit cards and her ID.
Someone stole a woman’s purse from a Red Hook park bench on Aug. 7.
The 34-year-old victim explained to cops that she was preparing a birthday party in the park at the corner of Lorraine and Henry streets at 11:20 am when she placed her $70 Coach-brand purse containing $200 and assorted credit cards, on a bench. By the time she realized it was missing, it was gone.
— Gary Buiso
©2010 Community News Group
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