Vicious attack at Clinton-Washington subway station

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Tour de force

A quartet of robbers attacked a man waiting for a Queens-bound G train at the Clinton-Washington station on Feb. 22.

The 24-year-old victim from Los Angeles told police that he was at the platform at 2:20 am when four men surrounded him and one of them pushed him down onto the tracks and yelled, “Give me your stuff!”

Then two of the cold-blooded crooks jumped down and pounded his face before stealing his iPhone, wallet, and $900 Canon camera.

Gun play

A mob of men — one with a firearm — robbed a Hall Street warehouse on Feb. 25.

The 36-year-old employee told police that he was at the storage facility near Flushing Avenue at 5:30 pm, when one goon held him at gunpoint and said, “We don’t want to hurt you. We just want the merchandise.”

More than six thieves hauled boxes of loot into a moving truck and finally let him go at 1:30 am.

Phone clip

Muggers punched a woman on St. Edwards Street and snatched her phone on Feb. 19.

The 20-year-old victim told police that she was near Myrtle Avenue at 6:45 pm when the goons approached her from behind and socked her in the head.

They fled after one of the thieves yanked her cellphone. She then walked to the nearby Brooklyn Hospital.

Foot the bill

A knife-wielding lunatic stole a teen’s iPhone and sneakers on St. James Place on Feb. 26.

The 15-year-old victim told police that he was near Fulton Street at 4:30 pm when the evildoer demanded, “Give up your stuff!”

The teen forked over his mobile and $120 Air Jordans and the bandit fled.

Cops say that the kid refuses to identify the attacker.

Food chain

A gang of five beat up a woman on Willoughby Street and stole her bag of groceries on Feb. 19.

The 41-year-old victim told cops that she was near Flatbush Avenue Extension at 8:50 pm when one teenage girl and four boys surrounded her.

She said that the posse punched her in the face and demanded money. Instead, they fled with her bag of edibles.

Kids’ steal

A sneaky woman snatched two purses from the Chuck E. Cheese on Flatbush Avenue on Feb. 20.

One 22-year-old victim told police she was at the kids’ eatery in Atlantic Terminal Mall at 9:30 pm when she left her Coach bag with a friend.

That’s when the grifter approached her pal and asked for directions to the restroom. When swindler walked away, the victim noticed her stuff — including a Kindle and $18 — was gone.

Wheel bad

Some jerk ran off with the tires and rims of brand-new Nissan sedan parked on S. Portland Avenue on Feb. 23.

The 23-year-old victim told police that he parked it near Atlantic Avenue at 12:30 am. When he returned the next morning, the $4,000 tires on his black car were gone.

Sock hop

A ruthless creep broke a man’s nose on DeKalb Avenue on Feb. 24.

The 23-year-old victim told police that he was near Flatbush Avenue Extension at 1:10 am when the knave punched him in the face — causing cuts and a fractured sniffer.

The victim was taken to Lutheran Hospital.

Stealth care

A shady patient at Brooklyn Hospital stole an employee’s cellphone on Feb. 22.

The 21-year-old victim told police that she was at the clinic at DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street at 1:55 pm when she placed her mobile on a table and left a patient in the room.

When she returned, her phone was gone.

Tech heist

A burglar scored a MacBook, hard drive, iPod, and some Xanax after he broke into a Cumberland Street apartment on Feb. 24.

The 25-year-old victim told police that she left her home near Lafayette Avenue at 8 am. When she returned at 3:30 pm, her gear was gone.

— Kate Briquelet

To reach reporter Kate Briquelet, e-mail him at or call (718) 260-4506.
Updated 7:17 am, February 29, 2012
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Reasonable discourse

mia from fortgreene says:
omg what is going on i have always felt safe in this are i have lives here all my life . im always walking around late at night. i know not to go in the park at night but i thought i was safe here. im shocked..
March 2, 2012, 8:44 am
Greg from Fort Greene/Clinton Hills says:
this is really pissing me off. I love this neighborhood, especially during the summer time. We just really need more cops around
March 4, 2012, 7:10 pm
Omar from Baltimore says:
This is what happens to y'all when y'all don't wanna pay taxes. Who y'all think pays the po-lice, Santa Claus?
March 4, 2012, 7:41 pm
Lecia says:
Omg and I wanted to move here! Not anymore!
March 4, 2012, 9:16 pm
Brooklyn Mike from Clinton Hill says:
Cops need to stop handing out tickets for riding bikes on side walks and start issuing real tickets like speeding on Classon and other life threatening activities that will make our neighborhoods safer and raise much needed funds to keep our streets safe and clean.
March 8, 2012, 12:55 am

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