Alleged car thief injures two officers after chase

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Bad car-ma

A would-be car thief injured two cops who say they caught him in the act on York Street on Sept. 28.

A witness told investigators he heard the sound of shattering glass at 5:45 am, looked out the window and saw a man climbing into a gray Honda Accord at the corner of Gold Street.

Cops spotted a suspect about a block away, but the man fled. During the foot chase, one of the officers injured his knee jumping over a fence. The ailing cop eventually caught up with the suspect, who refused to be arrested and rolled over the officer’s leg in a tussle, injuring it further.

When another officer tried to cuff the suspect, the 33-year-old punched him in the shoulder, causing “substantial pain,” according to documents from the District Attorney’s office.

During the scuffle, stolen credit cards fell out of the suspect’s pockets, officers say.

Both cops were treated and released from a hospital, and the suspect was charged with assault, criminal mischief, possession of stolen property, and resisting arrest, among other charges.

Purse curse

Cops arrested an alleged purse thief accused of grabbing a handbag from a woman’s shoulder at the corner of Jay and Willoughby streets on Sept. 29.

The perp snatched the purse at 12:20 pm and made off with the victim’s phone and credit cards, but police soon apprehended a 34-year-old suspect.

The suspect has been charged with larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, according to documents from the District Attorney’s office.

Slasher snagged

Cops cuffed a woman accused of cutting another woman and stealing her pocketbook on Sands Street on Aug. 28.

The perp confronted the victim between Navy and Gold streets at 8:27 pm and slashed her right arm with a knife, according to investigators.

The crook then made off with the victim’s pocketbook, which contained credit cards and IDs, documents from the District Attorney’s office indicate.

Officers later arrested an 18-year-old suspect.

— Ben Muessig

Updated 5:36 pm, July 9, 2018
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