Bruisers punch woman and try to grab her purse

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Two against one

Two goons punched a woman in the face and tried to grab her purse on Columbia Street on April 14, police said.

The 29-year-old woman told police she was walking near Dwight Street at about 2:10 pm when the two bruisers waved her over and one of them then punched her in the mouth and tried to grab her purse.

One of the criminals said, “Gimme your bag or I’ll shoot you,” but he didn’t show a firearm, according to authorities. The curs fled without her purse and the woman was taken to a nearby hospital, officials said.

Bike snatcher

Some punk stole a guy’s bike he locked up on Union Street on April 15, police said.

The victim told police he had parked his gray-framed two-wheeler with red handles near Columbia Street at 11 pm and headed out to a party for three hours, but when he returned to his ride at 1 am, it was gone, according to authorities.

Stolen film

A malefactor carted away thousands of dollars in film equipment from outside a film site on Columbia Street sometime between April 13 and April 14, police said.

The baddie ran off with an Apple laptop, two Canon cameras, memory cards, and batteries from the site near the Gowanus Bay Terminal between April 13 at 6:30 am to 7 pm the next day, according to authorities.

Tool thief

A nogoodnik took off with a handful of tools from a guy’s commercial van parked on Atlantic Avenue on April 14, police said.

The victim told police he parked the white 2012 van between Court and Clinton streets at 8:45 am and when he went back, the rear door was open and there was damage to the glass door and key hole. The sneak swiped sanders and a jigsaw, officials said.

— Julianne Cuba

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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