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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Teen attack

A crew of 20 teenagers attacked a woman and stole her belongings as she was walking home on Fourth Avenue on Jan. 12.

The victim told police she was strolling near St. Mark’s Place at 7 pm when the delinquents surrounded her and began punching her in the face, cutting the left side of her head.

The villains then bashed the woman in the back of the head and knocked her to the ground before dragging her onto the sidewalk and stealing her phone, according to a report.

She managed to recover her cell, but it was damaged,

Backseat robber

A goon robbed a guy at gunpoint as he sat in his car on Sands Street on Dec. 24.

The driver was hanging out in his vehicle near Navy Street at 8:30 pm when the crook asked him for a lighter. He said he didn’t have one and the rogue forced himself into the backseat of his car and flashed a gun, snarling “Give me your wallet, don’t turn around,” cops said.

The bandit then took the driver’s phone, $100, car keys, and 25 pounds of food, authorities said.

Bad trip

A burglar broke into a Monroe Place apartment and stole $4,270 of property while its resident was away on vacation from Dec. 28 to Jan. 9.

The filcher entered the residence between Clark and Pierrepont streets through the front door and stole a Morado watch, MacBook, Dell computer, and Xbox, cops said.

A neighbor noticed the door partially opened and called the owner, who returned a week later to find that he had been robbed, a report said.

No fare

Some brigand mugged a taxi driver as he was waiting in his car on Jay Street on Jan. 9.

The cabbie told cops he was sitting in his vehicle near Front Street at 9 pm when the jerk approached him and hissed, “I call you to pick me up.”

The driver then replied, “I did not receive a phone call,” and the pirate grabbed his phone out of his hand and fled, according to authorities.

Diamond heist

A weasel broke into a Dean Street apartment and stole a $25,000 engagement ring on Jan. 9.

The sneak entered through the third-floor window, removed the pricey diamond band from the bathroom, and fled through the window, police said.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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