Williamsburg mom robbed walking with infant, dog

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Police are searching for a man who they say grabbed an iPhone out of a woman’s pocket as she was walking with her baby and dog on N. Third Street on July 30.

The fellow, wearing what look like acid-washed jeans, an acid-washed hat, and a skateboarding company T-shirt, accosted the lady between Kent and Wythe avenues at 10 am, police said. The 30-year-old victim had her hands full as she was pushing her stroller and hanging onto her hound when the guy ran up behind her, reached into her front right pocket, yanked out the device, and booked it, according to a police account.

His dash was caught on surveillance camera, officers stated.

Police ask anyone with information to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577–8477, visit, or to text-message 274637and enter “TIP577.”

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at
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Reasonable discourse

Common Cents from Crown Heights says:
10AM? More and more crime happening in broad daylight with criminals having no fear of being caught. If they catch him/her they need to add crimes against fashion charges as well...
Aug. 7, 2014, 8:51 am
John Wasserman from Prospect Heights says:
"The fellow, wearing what look like acid-washed jeans, an acid-washed hat"

Pardon the interruption, but judging from the above drawing, these look more like Acid "Trip" jeans and a hat, if you don't mind my saying so.
John Wasserman
Aug. 7, 2014, 10:49 am
Resident from Williamsburg says:
Maybe this will deter the yuppies.
Aug. 7, 2014, 12:04 pm
jjm from c. hill says:
You guys wanna move to brooklyn so bad, well this is what you get & gotta deal with, plain & simple. It was like this before you gentries came & its getting worser with more of you coming in with your expensive little gadgets that you shamelessly flaunt in front of people who are just barely making it out here.
Aug. 7, 2014, 12:41 pm
John from Williamsburg says:
"hanging onto her hound" "booked it"

It's amazing what some people try to pass off as journalism nowadays.
Aug. 7, 2014, 3:04 pm
John from Williamsburg says:
Incidentally, acid-wash isn't particularly colorful. The clothes in the picture look more like fluorescent camouflage. If you Google image both phrases you'll see what I mean.
Aug. 7, 2014, 3:09 pm
Ted from Park Slope says:
I totally agree with Jim. In fact, I tell that to all the people who complain. Like those living near water that complained about Sandy, or those living in the middle east that complain about war, or those who lived in Germany during the Nazis. I mean, common people, you know what you're getting into. You wanna live somewhere, better be prepared to have horrible things happen to you because, as people like jim will tell you, that's just the way we like it our our assbackwards lands.

Aug. 7, 2014, 3:33 pm
old time brooklyn from slope says:

...or those who lived in Germany during the Nazis. I mean, common people, you know what you're getting into

Your grasp of history is rrtrather lacking = people did not have a choice under the Nazi's
Aug. 9, 2014, 9:54 am
"Interloper" from Kent Ave says:
Resident and JJM...

Are you serious? This is a mother with her baby and a dog and you're saying that maybe she deserved this because you assume she's a "yuppie" or that she should expect this in a very safe area of Wburg like North 3rd?

Such callous wonder you both probably got fired from the post office and or your garbage route.
Aug. 11, 2014, 7:45 am

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