Radio Shack raided!

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Radio silence

Three armed men robbed the Radio Shack on Montague Street on Dec. 22, taking $7,000 worth of electronics.

The men barreled into the store between Hicks and Henry streets at 9:40 pm brandishing two guns and a knife.

They forced the clerk into the store’s basement, up in the store’s basement, then ran off with the loot.

Wine swine

A thief broke into a Smith Street wine bar on Dec. 21.

The bar’s owner left the watering hole between Warren and Wyckoff streets at 1 am. When he returned at 8:40 am, the bar’s front window was smashed and $500 was missing from the cash register.

Bandit foiled

Cops arrested a man they say swiped a woman’s purse on Dean Street on Dec. 22.

The victim was nearing Boerum Place at 12:45 pm when the man grabbed her purse and ran off.

But he didnt get far — five witnesses chased him into a building between Smith and Hoyt streets. Cops ultimately found their suspect in a fourth-floor apartment.


A crook swiped an iPhone from a woman on Schermerhorn Street on Dec. 19.

The victim told police she was nearing Boerum Place at 5 pm when the thief grabbed the phone from her hand.

Cell swipe

Two men were arrested for stealing a woman’s iPhone on Schermerhorn Street on Dec. 21, police said.

The victim was near Flatbush Avenue at 6:50 pm when one of the thugs, who was on a bicycle, tried to snatch her cellphone.

The woman resisted, but the crook wrestled the phone away and fled — only to be nabbed with an accomplice a short time later.

Apple attack

A thief stole a man’s iPhone on Pacific Street on Dec. 21.

The victim was approaching Third Avenue at 11:10 am when a man swiped his cellphone and ran off.

Purse snatch

A thief stole a woman’s purse on Nassau Street on Dec. 23.

The victim was nearing Jay Street at 7:25 pm when the crook jumped her.

Coat caper

Two men stole a bevy of expensive coats from a Washington Street store on Dec. 21.

A clerk at the store between York and Front streets said the crooks walked in at 4:05 pm, grabbed $3,800-worth of coats and ran out of the boutique.

Bag stolen

A thief grabbed an unattended bag on Front Street on Dec. 20.

The victim left her bag in front of a candy store at Pearl Place at 7:50 pm. When she returned five minutes later, the bag — which contained a $2,500 laptop, an iPad and a cellphone — was gone.

Jewel heist

A crook broke into a car on Fulton Street on Dec. 22, stealing $800 in jewelry.

The car’s owner parked her vehicle near Bridge Street at 6:30 pm. When she returned at 8 pm, the car was unlocked and the jewelry was missing.

Armed robbery

A gun-toting thug robbed a man on Navy Street on Dec. 19.

The victim was nearing York Street at 8 am when the thief approached and said, “I have a gun, run your pockets.” The man complied, handing over $50.

Punched out

A teenager was arrested for allegedly punching a man on Wyckoff Street on Dec. 22.

The crooked adolescent asked his victim for the time near Court Street at 4:25 pm. When he didn’t respond, the teen punched him in the face, and grabbed $30 from his pocket — only to be arrested a short time later.

— Daniel Bush

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Reader Feedback

Paul from Brooklyn Heights says:
How many times has this Radio Shack been robbed?
Jan. 3, 2012, 1:07 pm
larry goldstein says:
its been robbed twice, first was your reg run of the mil robbery, the second was an inside job.
Jan. 14, 2012, 6:34 pm

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