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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Pair of sneaks

A couple of conniving door-to-door salesmen bound and robbed a Warren Street resident on July 3.

The pair came to the victim’s door between Henry and Clinton streets at 10 pm, offering to sell him a pair of sneakers, police said. The guy left the room to grab some cash, but when he came back, the salespeople jumped him and tied him up, saying they’d kill him if he wriggled loose, officials said.

The man took his chances and squirmed out of his bindings, fighting back against his attackers until they fled — with $800 and an iPhone, police said.

Purses pinched

For at least the second time in two weeks, someone copped a bunch of haute couture clutches from a purse store on Atlantic Avenue on July 5.

The bag-bonkers bandit busted into the store between Clinton and Court streets in Cobble Hill at 4:40 pm, grabbed two totes totaling $3,290, and beat it before anyone could stop him, police said. The thief was a male in his 20s, officials said.

Sucker punch

A wacko punched a total stranger for no apparent reason on Hoyt Street early July 4.

The 54-year-old victim was near Warren Street in Boerum Hill at 12:40 am when the maniac socked him and then fled, police said. The attacker fled on foot, and emergency services took the victim to New York University-Langone Cobble Hill, police said.

Oldster clobbered

A wretch wrestled an elderly woman over her purse at the corner of Sackett and Court streets in Carroll Gardens on July 3.

The 65-year-old victim was walking home from the Smith-Ninth Street train station with her husband at 6:30 pm when they noticed a younger woman started following them, a police report states. The woman followed them home, and as they walked up their steps, she struck, grasping at the woman’s purse, police said.

The victim fought back and kept hold of her bag, but she got some cuts and scrapes to her knees in the process, officials said. The victim described the attacker as a woman in her 50s standing 5-foot-4, and wearing a black T-shirt, yoga pants, and a black wig, police said.

Break-in in bed

A home invader stole cash from an old woman as she lay terrified in bed in her First Sreet apartment on June 30.

One resident was leaving the house between Hoyt and Bond streets in Gowanus at 8:30 am when a lug bolted past and bolted the door behind him — locking the resident out, police said.

Then he went upstairs to a bedroom where an 87-year-old woman was laying and stole several bags containing identification documents and $200, a police report states. The male invader stood 5-foot-10 and was last seen wearing a multi-colored shirt, police said.

— Max Jaeger

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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