Bike creep snatches woman’s purse

The Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like The Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

68th Precinct

Bay Ridge—Dyker Heights

Bike thug

A two-wheeling goon snatched a Bay Ridge woman’s bag on Senator Street on July 27, police say.

The victim reported that she on the sidewalk between Fifth and Sixth avenues at 11:25 pm when the pedal punk bumped into her. The handlebar ruffian apologized — then grabbed her purse. The two struggled for a moment, but the leg-pumping perp escaped on his bicycle.


A jerk made off with the wheels of a Bay Ridge man’s car on Shore Road sometime between July 24 and July 26, according to poice.

The victim said that he left his car between 93rd and 94th streets at 11 am on Tuesday, and came back on Thursday to find that a fiend had swiped his wheels, tires and all.

Apple juice

A pair of punks snatched a woman’s iPhone right out of her hand on Fort Hamilton Parkway on July 28 — and chucked a bottle at her and her friend as they gave chase, according to cops.

The victim said she and her friend were between 67th and 68th streets at 4:30 pm when the two goons ran up and grabbed her gadget. The woman said she and her companion pursued the dastardly duo, only to have the crooks hurl a glass bottle at them. The victims said they were unhurt, and the villains escaped in a silver Audi.

Unholy act

A jerk ripped off a church-going Bay Ridge woman on 82nd Street on July 29, police report.

The victim said she was near Fourth Avenue on her way to services at 7:40 am when the creep came up behind her and tore away her bag.

Stealer’s wheels

A crook took the wheels off of a Bay Ridge woman’s car on Bay Ridge Parkway overnight on July 26, cops say.

The victim told police that she parked her car between Third and Fourth avenues at 10:30 pm — and when she came back out at 6:30 am the next day, the vehicle was up on cinderblocks and its wheels were gone.

— Will Bredderman

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at or by calling (718) 260-4507.

Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Get our stories in your inbox, free.

Like The Brooklyn Paper on Facebook.

Reader Feedback

John from Bay Ridge says:
I saw that a Mercedes had all four wheels stolen on Ridge between 82nd and 81st the other night. Since the 68th has had a long term "cooping" problem (that means sleeping in your squad car on the overnight 12 to 8 tour)this doesn't surprise me. Hint to the 12 to 8 tour supervisors, check out the following favorite cooping spots: the bike path just off the entrance to the 69th street pier; the area near the loading dock behind FHHS (very popular spot); the area on 82nd Street just off of Shore Road (they can pretend they were observing traffic; you'll find them snoring open mouthed with drool trailing off their lips); the area near the Shore Road Park entrance (inside the park) near the bridge; and the area near the pedistrian overpass near 82nd street, inside the Shore Road park, near the trees on the path heading toward the 68th Prec youth ballfield.
Aug. 1, 2012, 9:29 am

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!