Lout socks man in the face and steals his cash and phone

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Punched and pinched

A lout punched a guy and stole his phone and cash on Myrtle Avenue on Jan. 22.

The bruiser approached the victim near Washington Park at 7:40 am, socked him in the face, and then reached into his pocket and took $80 and his cellphone, according to a report.


Cops cuffed a guy who they say broke into a St. Felix Street home on Jan. 17.

A witness told police he saw a man on the doorstep of the building near DeKalb Avenue at 12:55 am and went inside to call the police. While indoors, he heard glass break and allegedly saw the suspect flee the residence’s stoop.

The witness kept an eye on him until police were able to catch him, officers said.

Bad time

A weasel snatched a 67-year-old woman’s phone from her hand as she was waiting for the bus on Park Avenue on Jan. 16.

The lady was checking her phone for the time while standing near N. Portland Avenue at 8:30 am when the scoundrel grabbed it from her hand and ran off, police said.

Laptop looter

A crook broke into a St. Felix Street apartment and stole a man’s laptop and tablet on Jan. 18.

The 77-year-old victim told cops he left his abode by DeKalb Avenue at 8 am and returned at 4 pm to find his gadgets gone from his desk. He locked his door when he left, but did not secure the top lock, according to authorities.


A burglar snuck into a St. James Place apartment and stole an alarm system on Jan. 19.

The snake likely entered through a window by Gates Avenue between 3 am and 3:10 am and removed the security system, according to police.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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