Filcher grabs woman’s designer hat right off her head

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Tipped off

A nogoodnik snatched a pricey designer hat right off a woman’s head as she was shopping in a Fulton Street store on June 6.

The lady was browsing in the store near Hanover Place at 5:15 pm when the filcher grabbed the Don C cap off her head and ran, police said.

Sit and snatch

A pilferer stole a woman’s phone from her hands as she was sitting on a Front Street sidewalk on June 8.

The victim told police she took a seat on the pavement near Adams Street at 10:10 am and was looking at her phone when the snake snuck up from behind, grabbed her mobile device, and fled.

Pat down

Some creep threatened man with a gun and stole $100 from him as he was hanging out with friends on Schermerhorn Street on June 5.

The victim was between Third Avenue and Nevins Street at 4:20 pm when the punk approached him and hissed, “Don’t mess around, I’m not playing. Give me your wallet, I’m carrying,” as he patted down his pockets.

The jerk then snatched the wallet and the Benjamin Franklin and fled, according to police.


A weasel stole $25,000 from a woman who expected him to use the money to bail her daughter out of jail on Atlantic Avenue on May 1.

The lady handed the cash over to the crook by Nevins Street around 5:30 pm expecting him to bail out her daughter, but never heard from him again and can’t reach him, a report said.

Rough ride

Police are hunting for a thief who injured a Court Street convenience store employee in an effort to steal headphones and six Disney sunglasses from the shop on June 11.

The sneak lifted the items from the shop near Atlantic Avenue around 3:30 am, and when the employee tried to stop him, the lout pushed him and dragged him as he fled, causing cuts to the victim’s elbows, according to a report.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 5:58 pm, July 9, 2018
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