Police: Duo asks to buy guy’s Beats headphones, but steals them instead

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Bad beats

Cops cuffed two men after they allegedly stole a guy’s Beats headphones and pepper sprayed him in the face at the High Street subway station on Clinton Street on March 20.

The victim told police he arranged the sale of his fancy headphones with a guy on Facebook a day earlier, who told him to meet up at the station near Cadman Plaza West at 10:07 am.

Once the pair met on the platform, they proceeded up to the mezzanine level, where one suspect left and returned with the second, who he told the victim wanted to buy the speakers, according to the police report.

The new guy asked to try on the headphones and as soon as he put them on, his friend opened the emergency gate for him to flee from the station, police said. The victim told cops he then grabbed the other suspect to detain him until police arrived, but he allegedly blasted pepper spray in his face and ran off.

Officers eventually tracked the pair down and arrested them.

Ach nein!

Some sneak cut the back pocket of a drunk German guy’s pants and lifted his wallet as he slept on a Queens-bound A train pulling in to Schermerhorn Street on March 18.

The victim, who told cops he was intoxicated, was riding the train around 1 am and woke up at the stop near Court Street. He then realized that a creep had slashed his pants and removed his wallet, which contained his identification and $200, according to a report.

Heights heist

A burglar snuck into a Remsen Street home and stole a couple’s MacBook Air laptop and bicycle while they were away on vacation from March 7 to March 20.

Police suspect the jerk entered the apartment near Clinton Street through the fire escape and left with the property.


A pair of separate stabbing incidents took place Downtown on March 23. Here are the details:

• First, a 16-year-old boy was walking on Schermerhorn Street near Smith Street at 1:05 pm when a brute stabbed him in the shoulder with an unknown object, police said. He was taken to Methodist Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

• Then, a man was leaving criminal court in the same location around 2 pm when a lout bumped into him and stabbed him with an unknown object, cutting his back and lower right side, according to a report.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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