Knife-toting quartet steals wallet

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

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Four knife-wielding thugs robbed a man on Livingston Street early on June 12 — taking off with his wallet.

The victim said he was near Boerum Place at 3:30 am when one of the crooks flashed a knife and demanded he hand over his wallet.

The terrified pedestrian complied, and the thugs fled.

Bergen burglary

Thieves stole two laptops from a Bergen Street home on June 8.

The occupant said she left the apartment between Third and Fourth avenues at 7:45 am. When she returned at 3 pm, the computers were missing.

Macy’s mayhem

A crook stole an expensive pair of sunglasses from the Fulton Street Macy’s store on June 13 — and punched the security guard who tried to stop him.

A security guard at the department store between Lawrence and Bridge streets told police that he saw the crook pocket the shades at 4 pm. The guard confronted him, but thief punched him in the face and ran out of the store.


A thief swiped a man’s iPhone at the Bergen Street F train station on June 13.

The straphanger said he was waiting for a Manhattan-bound train at 3:30 pm when the crook took his cellphone and fled the station.

Car break-in

A crook swiped a $5,000 ring from a car on Front Street sometime overnight on June 13.

The car owner said he parked the vehicle near Washingston Street at 11 pm on June 13. When he returned the next day at 1 pm, the front passenger-side window was broken and a precious ring was missing.

Mac attack

A thief stole a laptop from a Livingston Street dorm room on June 12.

The student told police he left his dorm between Court and Clinton streets at 12:50 pm. When he returned at 2:30, his MacBook was missing.

Cash grab

A crook swiped $6,000 left in a car parked on Court Street on June 16.

The driver told cops he parked his car near State Street at 11:50 am. When he returned 20 minutes later, the front passenger-side door was unlocked and $6,000 stashed away in the center console was missing.

Police strongly advise drivers not to leave money or valuables behind in their cars.

Yoga misstep

A thief stole a bookbag from a Saint Marks Place yoga studio on June 13 while the bag owner was exercising.

The victim told police that he left the bag on a hook at the studio near Third Avenue before going to exercise at 4:30 pm. When he returned an hour later, the backpack was no longer there.

Purse swipe

A fast crook grabbed a woman’s purse on Livingston Street on June 13.

The victim told police she was near Boerum Place at 3:40 pm when the thief grabbed her purse and fled.

Chain pain

A crook offered to clean a woman’s necklace on Fulton Street on June 14 — then swiped it when she refused.

The victim told police she was near Pearl Street at 1:45 pm when a man offered to clean her necklace.

“I can clean your chain for you,” he said, according to a police report.

The woman refused, but the crook removed the chain anyway and ran away.

Wallet caper

A pickpocket stole a woman’s wallet inside of a Fulton Street store on June 16.

The shopper told police she entered the store at Bridge Street at 3:30 pm. When she left 30 minutes later, she realized her wallet was missing from her purse.

— Daniel Bush

Updated 5:34 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

john from the other side says:
sounds like Brooklyn Heights has the nicest people. Glad I don’t live there I don’t think I could stand the kindness.
June 20, 2012, 3:09 pm
Mr. crusty from Brooklyn Heights says:
Why does this website highlight a particular crime as its headline every single issue? Is that fact that someone's cellphone stolen the most important event warranting its prominent placement. Crime is unfortunately a part of life I don't care where you live. It shoud be reported by not in screaming prominent headlines. This is not a man bites dog story now is it?
June 21, 2012, 6:10 am

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