A would-be thief was bamboozled when his victim took back her stolen purse on Clermont Avenue on Feb. 10.
The woman was between Greene and Lafayette avenues at around 9:30 pm when the man came up behind her, punched her in the head and took her purse.
The woman didn’t go down without a fight — getting up and taking the purse back.
That was enough to send the ruffian fleeing.
A thieving actor pretending to be a customer held up the Downtown Transmission on Atlantic Avenue and stole $3,200 on Feb. 9.
Employees told police that they thought the man was shopping at about 1:15 pm at the car repair shop between Classon and Grand avenues — until he turned and held a handgun in their faces, demanding cash.
The thief made of with the money.
This thug must have had a Toyota — and wanted a Ford sitting on Waverly Avenue instead!
The victim told cops that when he returned to his parking spot between Greene and Gates avenues at 9:30 pm, the Expedition was gone, with only broken glass remaining.
— Andy Campbell
©2010 Community News Group
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