Brutal mugging on St. Johns Place

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77th Precinct

Prospect Heights


A duo of thugs pushed a woman to the ground and stole her wallet on St. Johns Place on Oct. 20.

The 31-year-old victim told cops she was between Plaza Street East and Underhill Avenue at 11 pm when the two jerks assaulted her and made off with $140.

Purse pull

A crafty crook pilfered a woman’s purse on Flatbush Avenue on Oct. 18.

The 27-year-old victim told cops that she was eating lunch at Burrito Bar & Kitchen between Park and Prospect places at 2:40 pm when the thief sat behind her and removed her designer pocketbook from the chair.

Cyclists beware

There were two hit-and-run accidents involving bicyclists this week:

• On Oct. 19, a 27-year-old woman told cops that she was biking down St. Marks Place between Vanderbilt and Underhill avenues at 1 am, when a car struck her and fled.

• On Oct. 17, a 32-year-old man told cops that a bronze Jeep Liberty made a left turn into him on Washington Avenue between Sterling and Park places at 8:30 am.


A thief stole electronics from a man’s house on Underhill Avenue late on Oct. 23.

The 27-year-old victim told cops that he left his house between St. Johns and Sterling places at 5:15 pm and returned at 1 am to find his Xbox 360 and a laptop gone.

Bike thief!

A thief stole a bicycle on Park Place on Oct. 17.

The 34-year-old cyclist told police that she locked the bike to a street pole between Underhill and Flatbush avenues at 2:45 pm, returning an hour later to find her lock cut and the bike gone.

Dinner steal

A pack of marauders robbed a restaurant delivery man on Washington Avenue on Oct. 23.

The 33-year-old victim told cops that he was between St. Johns and Lincoln places at around 10 pm when four people mugged him for a $60 order of Chinese food.

— Eli Rosenberg

Updated 5:27 pm, July 9, 2018
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