Trio of toughs use gun threat to steal headphones and bicycle

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Held up

Cops are searching for three baddies who stole a guy’s headphones and another victim’s bicycle while pretending to have a gun on Washington Park on Oct. 20.

The victims were by Myrtle Avenue at 10:04 pm when the creeps asked where they were from and then snarled, “We should shoot them,” while one of the thieves simulated a gun in his waistband. The jerks grabbed one of their victim’s headphones and another’s expensive bicycle and fled, authorities said.

Empty handed

Cops cuffed two guys who allegedly tried to hold up a teenager by threatening they had a gun on Fort Greene Place on Oct. 18.

The victim was near Fulton Street at 4:45 pm when two fellow teens approached him and told him they had a gun, police said. He then started searching the guy’s pockets but didn’t remove anything and ran away, after which authorities arrested them, according to a report.

Night crawler

Authorities are hunting for a burglar who broke into a South Portland Avenue restaurant and stole its safe containing $6,000 overnight on Oct. 20.

The manager of the eatery by Lafayette Avenue told cops an employee locked up the establishment at 1 am. At some point during the night, a weasel jacked up the security gate with a piece of plywood, crawled into the restaurant and took the safe, a report said.


Police arrested a woman who slashed a man with a knife on Ashland Place on Oct. 21.

An officer observed the victim running into an apartment building near Fulton Street on 10 pm and went up to the second floor to investigate, cops said. Upon entering, he found the man had been knifed four times in the back and right arm. The bruiser then came into the room with a knife tucked into her bra in plain view and police arrested her.

Lock and shock

A snake stole a woman’s pricey custom-made bicycle while it was locked up inside a Grand Avenue parking lot on Oct. 13.

The owner secured the yellow-green Brooklyn Machine Works launchpad ride at 11 pm in the lot near Gates Avenue and returned the next morning at 6:30 am to find it had been taken.

— Lauren Gill

Updated 5:53 pm, July 9, 2018
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