Two cold-blooded brutes robbed an 11-year-old boy inside his friend’s Sterling Place apartment building on Dec. 2, before choking his cellphone password out of him.
The victim told police he was heading to his friend’s house between Sixth and Seventh avenues at 6:20 pm when the pair of snakes slithered up.
“Hey, kid, give me the phone,” one of them hissed.
The boy made for his friend’s house, but the reptiles followed him inside, where one of them snatched his phone as the other kept a lookout, cops said.
Finding the device was pass locked, the crook wrapped his scaly arms around the poor kid’s neck, and wrung it until the boy coughed up the password, according to police reports.
A weasel took a man’s wallet he accidentally left in the back of a dollar van on Atlantic Avenue on Dec. 5 — and went on a spending spree.
The victim told police he was at a big-franchise grill spot near Fort Greene Place at 10 pm when he noticed his wallet was missing, and the last he remembered seeing it was in the back of the dollar van he took to the restaurant.
Later he discovered he’d unwittingly patronized somebody’s spending habits via three unauthorized debit transactions totaling $190, cops said.
A thief cleaned out a fenced-in construction site at a Nevins Street housing complex sometime between Dec. 4 and 6.
Reps for the construction company told police that a gate leading into the site between Baltic and Wyckoff streets was secured at 4:30 pm, but that workers discovered a limp chain and a busted padlock two days later.
The construction workers found the door to their trailer had been busted open and a wealth of work equipment stolen, cops said.
The burglar’s spoils included 20 Tirax XE-600 scaffold motors, and 16 Bosch and Hilti jackhammers, according to police.
A hooded fiend demanded cash from a teller at a Seventh Avenue bank on Dec. 4, earning himself a $1,198 in stolen dough.
The teller told police he was at his post in the bank between Union and President streets at 5:30 pm when the crook — wearing a gray-blue jacket and with his hood drawn tight over his face, so that “only his eyes were visible” — approached.
“Give me all the money,” the bandit growled, before passing the teller a note that read, “no dye pack.”
The fellow duly complied, and forked over a wad of cash, cops said.
Not satisfied, the bossy thief demanded more, but the teller refused and the scalawag ultimately fled with what he had, according to police.
A pit crew stripped a man’s 2016 Honda Odyssey of its two front tires after he left it parked along Third Street on Nov. 28.
The victim told police he left his Japanese import between Fifth and Sixth avenues at 7 pm that evening, and returned the next day to find his carry all propped up with cinder blocks.
All in all, cops are valuing the cost of his tires and rims at $1,600.
A thief looted a 70-year-old woman’s Fifth Avenue apartment on Nov. 30, taking more than a grand in electronics.
The victim told police that she left her home between Union and President streets at noon, only to return about three hours later to find her front door ajar, and that her phone, tablet, laptop, and watch were missing.
— Colin Mixson
©2015 Community News Group
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