Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
Two brutes put a man in the hospital because they thought he’d served them a cold pie at a Lawrence Street pizzeria on March 6.
The male and female duo accused the victim of giving them icy slices inside the store between Willoughby and Fulton street at around 7 pm, according to a report — but things got heated when the man punched the victim in the face and the woman smashed a chair over his head.
Paramedics came to treat the injured pie guy’s head at the scene, then took him to Methodist Hospital.
Four fiends sneakily swiped a straphanger’s wallet while distracting her at the Clark Street 2 and 3 station on March 4 — then tried to use her credit card to buy burgers.
The victim told cops that the quartet first approached her while she was waiting on the Midwood-bound platform at around 5 pm, standing extremely close to her and talking so as to divert her attention.
The woman is “100 percent” sure her Michael Kors wallet was in her bag at the time, but after she boarded the red bullet, she reached inside and found the wallet — plus the two credit cards and identification cards it contained — had vanished, according to a police report.
Someone later tried to use one of her cards to buy $18 worth of greasy grub at a fast-food chain, but the charge was declined, police said.
Police arrested a guy for allegedly trying to whack an officer with a wrench on Warren Street on March 8, after the cop says he busted the man trying to use it to steal a bike.
The officer reported seeing the suspect trying to remove a two-wheeler locked on a rack on the sidewalk at Smith Street at around 1:20 pm.
When the guy realized he’d been caught wrench-handed, he allegedly swung the tool at the cop and tried to run off — but the patrolman instead caught his arms and slapped cuffs on them, according to a report.
Some scoundrel stole a gym-goer’s clothes and wallet from his locker at a Livingston Street health club on March 9.
The 32-year-old victim told authorities that he started working up a sweat at the fitness hub between Elm Street and Bond Place at 10 pm. But when the gym bunny returned to the locker room at 11:45 pm, he discovered he had nothing to change into — the lock on his storage space was gone and his coat, shirt, and jeans had vanished from inside, along with a wallet containing $13, a debit card, and a Long Island Railroad ticket.
Two louts beat a taxi driver and swiped his phone instead of paying their fare on Lawrence Street on March 7.
One of the villains hailed the green cab at Fulton Street at around 6 pm, and told the driver to head to Fulton and Jay streets to pick up his buddy, police said.
But when the second scoundrel got into the car, the two bad guys punched the driver before taking his iPhone 5S and charger, and running off down Jay Street towards Willoughby Street, cops said.
Someone pilfered a painter’s pricey industrial equipment from a Jay Street construction site sometime between Feb. 15 and March 9.
The victim told cops he chained up his Titan 840 airless paint-sprayer and Specseal A5205 firestop spray at the worksite between Tillary and Johnson streets at 3 pm on Feb. 15, but when he returned at 6:30 am on March 9, the chain had been cut and the gear was gone.
— Ruth Brown
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