Two thieves beat up a man and stole his wallet on Monitor Street on Nov. 5 — but they didn’t get far, cops said.
The victim told police that he was near Norman Avenue at 2:55 am when one perp hit him in the head, knocking him to the ground.
The perp stood over the victim and said, “Give me your wallet!” and the man obliged. The suspects fled, but police said they caught them — with the wallet still in their possession.
A teenage thief and his friend stole a woman’s phone on Wythe Avenue on Oct. 31.
The victim told police that the perps approached her near N. Fifth Street at 10:30 pm, and one asked to borrow the phone.
The victim handed it over, but the accomplice punched her in the head before both thugs ran away.
Wythe Avenue and N. Fifth Street
A thief threatened a woman with a knife and stole her bag on Nov. 5 inside the Graham Avenue L-train stop — but cops say they nabbed the guy.
The victim was sitting on a bench at 9:20 pm when the perp approached her with the knife and said, “Give me your bag!”
The woman surrendered the bag, and the perp fled toward Metropolitan Avenue. But within minutes, police collared a man they said put the bag in a nearby mailbox.
A thief stole $15,000 from a N. Fifth Street food warehouse on Nov. 5.
The perp entered the building near Bedford Avenue at 4:19 am, smashed a two-way mirror to gain access to the company’s office and stole the cash from a blue purse inside a desk.
A thief stole a man’s iPhone on N. 11th Street on Nov. 1.
The victim told police he was near Bedford Avenue at 8:10 pm when the perp approached him from behind, grabbed the iPhone and ran away.
A thief plucked an iPhone from a woman’s hand on the G train near Greenpoint and Manahttan avenues on Nov. 6.
The victim told police she was on the train at 2 pm when the perp wrestled away the phone and fled the station.
A thief stole a wallet and keys from a Zipcar on Union Avenue late on Oct. 31.
The driver parked near Skillman Avenue at 11:30 pm and returned just after midnight to find a window broken and his wallet missing.
A thief stole some gym clothes and a navigational device from a car on Manhattan Avenue overnight on Nov. 3.
The driver parked near Box Street at 9 pm, but when he returned at 7:15 am the next morning, he saw the front passenger window was broken and his stuff was missing.
— Aaron Short
©2011 Community News Group
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