More robberies at Target

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Target troubles

At least three more thefts took place inside the troubled Atlantic Terminal Target last week. Here’s the rundown:

• A thief snagged a wallet from a shopper looking for bargains at the store, which is near Atlantic Avenue, on March 19. The woman’s bag was sitting inside a shopping cart at around 4 pm when the thief rifled through it.

• A goon handed a stolen wallet to an accomplice after swiping it from a 25-year-old’s shopping cart on March 26. The woman saw the thief take her wallet out of her bag at 5:45 pm, but he had already passed it off when she confronted him.

• Two women were arrested on after they tried to smuggle 55 articles of clothing on March 27. The thieves also tried to make off with some groceries and baby items during the 8:30 pm theft.


Two gun-toting goons jumped a man at the corner of DeKalb and Waverly avenues on March 20, robbing him of $80.

The victim was nearing the corner at 9 pm when the thugs threw him against a gate and flashed a revolver.

Fewer dollars

A thug mugged a 27-year-old woman inside Fort Greene Park on March 21 — despite his victim’s claims that she only had $4.

The victim was on her way out of the park, approaching the corner of DeKalb Avenue and Fort Greene Place at 9:05 am when the thief pulled a gun on her and demanded her cash.

The victim opened her nearly empty wallet to show him she had very little to give, but the thief took the cash anyway.

Quick catch

Two teenage thugs robbed a 16-year-old of his iPod and cellphone at Flatbush Avenue and Hanson Place on March 23 — but cops caught up with them before they got too far.

The victim was nearing the corner at 1:15 pm when the thieves grabbed him, demanding his property.


A knife-wielding thug held up a 27-year-old at the corner of DeKalb Avenue and Hudson Street on March 26, taking the man’s cash and wallet.

The victim was walking home at 3:31 am when the thief approached with his blade in his hand.

Incognito ingrate

A thief masquerading as a construction worker swiped a circular saw from a Fulton Street site on March 15.

A contractor at the project near Washington Avenue said the thief sported a reflective vest when he came in at 11:30 am and grabbed the $1,100 tool.

Five on one

A brutish quintet surrounded and robbed a 14-year-old boy of $8 during a March 24 confrontation at the corner of DeKalb Avenue and S. Oxford Street.

The victim was on his way home from school at 3:40 pm when the thieves grabbed him.

iPhone grab

A thief snagged an iPhone from a 28-year-old woman riding a Flatbush-bound 5 train rumbling into the Nevins Street station.

The thief grabbed the pricey smart phone and fled the train car before the doors could close at 2 pm.

BAM bilk

A thief plucked a 42-year-old woman’s wallet as she watched a movie at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on March 25.

The thief lifted the wallet and ran up the woman’s credit cards sometime before 4:40 pm, when the woman realized it was missing.

Willoughby whisk

A thief made off with a 24-year-old woman’s wallet during a visit to Pratt Institute on March 17.

The student was inside a Willougby Avenue building between Hall Street and Erasmus Place at 5:30 pm when she accidentally left her purse hanging off the back of her chair. When she returned to her bag a half hour later, her wallet was missing.

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Reader Feedback

Joey from Clinton Hills says:
iPhones win again!
March 29, 2011, 10:02 am
White boy from the 'burbs from Clinton Hill says:
Getting worse...

Where are the foot patrols?
March 29, 2011, 7:38 pm
Sick of skells from Bk says:
Bulldoze the projects and you will see the crime disappear.
March 29, 2011, 10:12 pm
Cynthia from Clinton Hill says:
I know that people who are selected to live in the projects go thru a background check, but its not the folks who rent, its their pieces of crap offsprings that do most of the crimes.
March 31, 2011, 3:36 pm
MichelleB from Clinton Hills says:
Are people really shocked? Clinton Hills is full of Drug Dealers.
April 2, 2011, 9:24 pm
Hill Natively from Clinton Hill says:
Typical newbies to the Hill thinking that they have moved to some Utopia. The Hill has always been this way the well off living next to the just getting by next to these get by by anything means. If you do not posess the street smarts to survive it on sure you can find a nice little place in the hights for the same price your paying in the Hill. You may have to sacrifice some square footage but that should be a small price to pay for feeling safer. Or maybe you can stop looking at your iPhones as if the were leading you to a gold mine when yout walking down the street and maybe no one will try to take them. And last but not least. Its Clinton Hill not Clinton Hills get it right
April 5, 2011, 9:27 pm
Creole boy from Bushwick says:
Crime will go down when hardworking folks can carry gus nuff said!
April 23, 2011, 4:06 pm

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