Gun madness on Kane Street

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Gun crazy

Two gun-toting goons tried to hold up a 32-year-old on Kane Street — but ended up running off when the plucky victim grabbed their gun during the June 13 exchange.

The victim was between Tompkins Place and Court Street at 10:10 pm when the thieves flashed their weapon.

“Give us what you got,” one thug said.

But the 32-year-old didn’t give up anything. Instead, he tried to take the thug’s gun, prompting a struggle.

The thieves snatched back the gun and ran off. The brazen victim gave chase, but lost them at the corner of Court and Butler streets.

Bike bilk

A crafty thief swiped a $2,500 vintage “show bike” secured to a Smith Street light pole on June 16.

The 35-year-old bike enthusiast locked up his cherished two-wheeler between Union and President streets at 8:55 am. He peered out the window a few minutes later — and watched the thief roll away with his property, lock and all.


A crooked commuter broke into a non-profit company on Henry Street on June 14 — taking 100 single-fare MetroCards.

Workers for Turning Point, which is between Huntington and W. Ninth streets, said someone forced open the front door after 7 pm. The only thing taken were the MetroCards, they said.

Take-out taken

A thief swiped $30 in Chinese food from a deliveryman making a drop inside the Red Hook Houses on June 11.

The 27-year-old victim was reaching the building on Centre Mall when the suspect approached, claiming that he had ordered the food.

The goon gave the deliveryman $30, but snatched back the money — along with the food — and ran off.

— Thomas Tracy

Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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