Goons try to rob man at gunpoint but he slips away

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

No go

A pair of goons tried to rob a guy at gunpoint on Clermont Avenue on June 6, but failed when their victim managed to run away.

The victim told police he was near Park Avenue at 10:07 am when one of the baddies approached him and flashed a gun, demanding his money. The victim refused to hand over his hard-earned cash, prompting the other cretin to grab him, authorities said.

But before the lout could get a firm grip, the victim ran away on Clermont Avenue and the rogues fled the other way, according to a report.

Locked out

A scoundrel stole a guy’s phone by putting him in a headlock as he was walking into the Lafayette Avenue subway station on Fulton Street on June 10.

The victim was entering the A and C train station by S. Portland Avenue at 4 pm when the jerk came up beside him, placed him in the chokehold, and snatched his iPhone from his hand while continuously asking, “Where do you live?” before fleeing, cops said.

Bad dream

A sneak lifted a woman’s phone from her lap as she slept on the G train on June 7.

The victim told police she was on the train heading toward Greenpoint when she couldn’t keep her eyes open anymore and took a nap. But when she awoke at the Classon Avenue station, she realized that her phone — which had been inside her bag’s front pocket — was gone, according to a report.

Revved up

Cops cuffed a guy who they say stole a man’s motorcycle from his front yard on St. James Place on May 27.

The victim chained up his Suzuki bike in his yard by DeKalb Avenue, but the suspect allegedly clipped the chain and rode away.

Police caught the alleged thief when he was caught riding the motorcycle on a public walkway, according to the report.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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