Big week for iPhone thefts

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

iPod touched

Police arrested three people who they say took a teenager’s cellphone on Greene Avenue on June 6.

The 17-year-old victim told cops that he was near Cumberland Street at 2:45 pm when the jerks approached him and took his iPod Touch.

Cops later arrested suspects, two of whom were teenagers.

Dastardly duo

Two men assaulted a man and stole his iPhone and earphones on Greene Avenue on June 9 — but the brave victim managed to get his phone back.

The 29-year-old victim told cops he was at Vanderbilt Avenue at 9:55 pm when the men approached him, hit him, and grabbed his electronics.

After chasing them down, he was able to get his phone back.

Rooted out

Someone robbed a school on St. Edwards Street — taking a $2,500 computer — sometime overnight on June 7.

A teacher from the Community Roots Charter School near Auburn Place told cops she left her classroom at 2 pm, and returned at 8 am the next day to find her iMac computer gone.


A thief stole a car parked on Carlton Avenue sometime between June 2 and June 7.

The 32-year-old victim told cops he parked his 1999 Subaru Impreza between Willoughby and DeKalb avenues at 5 pm on June 2.

When he returned at 10 pm on June 7, the car was gone.


Two crooks attacked and robbed a man on Irving Place on June 6.

The 38-year-old victim told cops he was talking on his iPhone between Gates and Putnam avenues at 10:30 pm when a man punched him in the face and another picked up the phone he dropped and ran.

Cops arrested one suspect later that day.

Hand it over

A gun-toting duo robbed a man on Waverly Avenue on June 9 — taking his wallet and cash.

The 40-year-old man told cops he was between Greene and Gates avenues at 9:05 am when the two crooks approached him, displayed a hand gun, and asked him for his money and wallet.

After he handed it over, the jerks fled.

Swipe game

Cops arrested a man who they say sold MetroCard swipes in the Nevins Street subway station on June 9.

Police say they spotted the 47-year-old man selling swipes at the turnstile of the station at Flatbush Avenue and Fulton Street at 3:34 pm.

When they approached, he attempted to evade arrest, flailing his arms and biting an officer during the struggle, cops said.


A crook stole a teenager’s iPhone right out of her hands on Hanson Place on June 4.

The 15-year-old victim told cops she was talking on the phone at Ashland Place at 5:15 pm when the jerk snatched her iPhone 4S.

Car had

A larcenist drove off with a plumbing company’s van that was parked on Greene Avenue on June 8.

Representatives from company told cops the driver left the Ford van between Grand and Classon avenues at 10:30 am and returned at 12:10 pm to find it gone.


Someone took a wallet a woman left unattended in the Atlantic Terminal Mall on June 6.

The 32-year-old victim told cops she left her purse on her baby’s carriage in Marshalls at 4:02 pm. When she returned a half-hour later, it was gone.

— Eli Rosenberg

Posted 12:00 am, June 13, 2012
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

Reasonable discourse

Portie from Park Slope says:
I loved the Marshalled one above. And did the woman leave the baby in the carriage/ And why did they take her purse and leave the kid?
June 13, 2012, 10:45 am
Joey from Clinton Hills says:
Was the victim of the Gun-toting duo on Waverly a PS11 parent or staff member?

Are the perps clients of the methadone clinic a block away?
June 13, 2012, 12:30 pm
chuck from greenpoint says:
If arrests are made, why doesn't BP publish names and photos?
June 14, 2012, 6:45 am
Free from Brooklyn World says:
It would be nice to see the faces of the scumbuckets robbing folk. And leaving a bag/baby unattended is never smart move. Spread the word: circumvent!
June 18, 2012, 2:22 pm
Free from Brooklyn World says:
Revision: that's robbing folks and never a good move.

June 18, 2012, 2:25 pm

Enter your comment below

By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:

You agree that you, and not or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Don’t miss out!

Stay in touch with the stories people are talking about in your neighborhood:

Optional: Help us tailor our newsletters to you!