A preying “playa” ran off with a woman’s pocketbook at the Atlantic Avenue station on Aug. 22 after asking her if she’s ever “had sex with a black man.”
The woman told police she was waiting for a Coney Island-bound Q train at 4:40 am when the suspect walked over and pried about her previous experiences in the bedroom.
Startled, the victim moved away, but the thief ran by her a few moments later, grabbing her bag as he passed.
It is unclear whether the incident soured the victim regarding the general intent of the original proposal.
A thug attacked a Myrtle Avenue motorist with a tire iron on Aug. 19 during a fight over a parking spot.
The 52-year-old victim said his car was between Grand Avenue and Ryerson Street at 12:20 pm when the stranger ordered him to move his wheels.
When the two began to argue, the suspect grabbed the tire iron and lunged, striking his victim in the head.
The victim suffered a small injury, but refused medical attention.
Six thieves on bicycles surrounded and robbed a 33-year-old as they rolled down Waverly Avenue on Aug. 18.
The victim said he was between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues at 12:50 am when the suspects pedaled up to him, pulled a pistol and forced the surrender of his bookbag, cash and cellphone.
A pair of thieves robbed a man of his Blackberry during a confrontation on Waverly Avenue on Aug. 21, but didn’t get long to enjoy the fruit of their crime.
The victim said he and a friend were walking between Flushing and Park avenues at 4:10 am when the two suspects approached.
One of the thugs pulled a gun and demanded his wallet, but the victim said he didn’t have one.
The duo settled for the victim’s Blackberry, but were arrested as they made off with the phone, police said.
A thief crept into a Clinton Avenue apartment on Aug. 21, taking a laptop computer.
The tenant, who lives between Gates and Fulton streets, said he left his home at 7:30 pm but kept the window wide open because his apartment was too hot.
A sticky fingered thief made off with a man’s wallet during an Aug. 17 skirmish on the 3 train.
The victim said that the train was coming into Nevins Street at 11:30 am when the thief grabbed his wallet and sprinted out of the subway car.
Two more crimes were reported at Target inside the crime-ridden Atlantic Terminal Mall this week. Here’s what happened:
• A shopper seized an opportunity on Aug. 20, taking a woman’s wallet that was accidentally left on the checkout line. The 62-year-old customer said she was at the register, but got distracted and left her wallet as she ran to grab another item. The cashier said that the woman on line behind her walked off with it.
• A thieving mom recruited her children to help steal over $1,100 in property on Aug. 19.
Store security guards said they caught the 21-year-old woman and her children with the stolen items as they were trying to leave at 6:42 pm.
Four automobile break-ins were reported this week. Here’s the unlucky rundown:
• A thief forced open the back of a truck left on Steuben Street on Aug. 19, taking more than $2,300 in tools. The victim said he parked his vehicle between Park and Myrtle avenues at 11:10 am and returned a short time later.
• An $80,000 medical kit was among the items swiped from a car parked near the corner of DeKalb Avenue and Ashland Place on Aug. 17. The victim, who works for a medical supply company, said that the sample kit was removed from the car as he made a sales pitch inside Brooklyn Hospital at 1 pm.
• A thief forced open a vehicle on Gates Avenue on Aug. 16, taking an assortment of electronics.
The victim said he parked the car between St. James Place and Washington Avenue just after 6:30 pm and came back at 4:30 the next morning.
• A thief looted a delivery man’s ride on Aug. 17 during a drop off on Myrtle Avenue.
The victim said that he left the car unlocked after he parked it between Vanderbilt and Clinton avenues at 10:30 am and returned to the 2006 Infiniti five minutes later. By that time, someone had already gone through the cabin and taken his credit cards.
A free-wheeling thief gershed a bike from a Washington Avenue apartment building on Aug. 15.
Its owner said that she left the bike in the hallway of the building between Myrtle and Willoughby avenues at 8:30 pm. The two wheeler was gone when she went looking for it the next day.
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