Cops: Stolen Citi Bike rider found with drugs

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Bad high-dea

Police found drugs and lock-picking tools on a guy they arrested for riding a stolen Citi Bike the wrong way on Warren Street on Aug. 11.

Cops stopped the 50-year-old man after they saw him riding against traffic between Bond and Nevins streets in Boerum Hill at 1:40 am. A representative from Citi Bike confirmed the bike was stolen and said it was last seen in Manhattan, police said.

Officers arrested the guy and found he had a small amount of a controlled substance and the tools on him, officials said.

Play knife

Cops arrested a goon who they say slashed a guy in the neck after during an argument on Court Street on Aug. 14.

They two got into it near Lorraine Streets in Red Hook at 3 am, and the dispute went south when the blade-happy brute allegedly took a knife from his car trunk and cut his nemesis on the back of the neck, police said.

Cops caught up with the suspected stabber 40 minutes later at the corner of Columbia and Luquer streets, officials said.

Chain yanker

A prankster yanked so hard on the security alarm at a Smith Street pharmacy on Aug. 16 that he broke it.

He was leaving the store between Baltic and Warren streets in Boerum Hill at 8 pm when he pulled the alarm and fled to the subway station entrance on Warren Street, police said. The damage was equal to $500, police said.

Zitty popper

A lout with bad skin popped a guy in the face and took his phone and wallet on W. Ninth Street on Aug. 13.

The victim was between Henry Street and Hamilton Avenue at 6:30 am when a brigand with a “blotchy complexion” punched him twice, took an iPhone and wallet, and bolted, police said.

The mugger stands 6-foot-2, weighs about 200 pounds, and was last seen wearing a black baseball cap, officials said.

Window pain

A cat burglar climbed into a Court Street window and stole electronics and jewelry sometime between Aug. 7 and 10.

The sneak scaled a fire escape and hopped through an unlocked window into the building between Congress and Warren streets in Cobble Hill — and left with jewelry and a laptop, police said.

Head under heels

A high-heeled harpy and two side goons jumped two people on Henry Street on Aug. 7.

The victim near Atlantic Avenue in Cobble Hill at 1:20 am when the heel asked her for directions, but when the victim said she didn’t know, the harpy knocked her to the ground, police said. A guy tried to help the victim, but two other people attacked him, according to a police report.

Cops say the attack might have been gang-related. The man walked away with a hurt shoulder and the woman was left with injuries on her head and shoulder — both were taken to Brooklyn Hospital, police said. The victims didn’t see much of their attackers — they only describe the leader of the three as a woman in her mid 20s with brown hair and black high heels, officials said.

— Max Jaeger

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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