Thieves take off with G train rider’s phone

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Steal and ditch

Two crooks nabbed a woman’s iPhone on a Queens-bound G train on June 17.

The straphanger told police that she was on the train when it pulled in to the Carroll Street station at 2:30 am. As the doors opened the crooks grabbed her phone and fled the train.

The victim gave chase and managed to catch up to one of the thieves, but the crook promptly socked her once in the face and escaped.

Double team

A 41-year-old woman was arrested for beating a man on Henry Street in the early morning of June 15.

The victim told police that he was near Mill Street at 4:20 am when the when the woman punched him, while a male accomplice beat him with a baseball bat.

Wee-wee suspect

A 48-year-old man was arrested for stealing a woman’s purse from her car parked along Nevins Street on June 15 — and urinating in public.

The victim told police that she left her purse and wallet in her car near Baltic Street at 10 pm, and returned later to find it missing.

Police arrested a suspect who was urinating in public, and found him in possession of the victim’s valuables, cops said.

Cheever Place perp

A bandit robbed a man’s Cheever Place home on June 18, taking electronics and more than $1,000 in jewelry.

The victim told police that he left his home between Kane and Degraw streets at 8:30 am, and returned at 7:30 that evening to find his front door busted. He was missing a $380 Samsung laptop, a $1,200 Dell laptop, a $700 iPad, and jewelry worth $1,100, cops said.

— Colin Mixson

Reach reporter Thomas Tracy at or by calling (718) 260-2525.
Updated 5:34 pm, July 9, 2018
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