Thief issues death threat, makes off with expensive handbags

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Bag bandit

A punk threatened to kill a guy and stole thousands of dollars worth of pricey handbags inside his home store on Warren Street on Nov. 26, police said.

The 60-year-old victim told police the lout came into the location between Court and Smith streets at about 10:30 am and said, “You know I will kill you right now,” and then ran off with five handbags worth a total of $3,000, according to authorities.

Battered up

Cops are looking for the goon who swung a bat at a guy on Columbia Street on Nov. 26, police said.

The 27-year-old victim told police he and the snake got into an argument near Bush Street at about 5 am when the villain struck him in the arm with a wooden baseball bat, causing a cut and welt, according to authorities. The victim said he knows his attacker punk from around the neighborhood, officials said.

Thanks for nothing!

Cops arrested a guy for swiping a handful of energy drinks from a store on Smith Street on Nov. 23. The 53-year-old suspect took $66 worth of the caffeinated drinks from the shelves inside the store between Union and President streets on Thanksgiving Day at 9:40 pm, but police caught him in the act and cuffed him, officials said.

She fought, and won

A baddie tried to grab a woman’s purse on Kane Street on Nov. 23, police said. The malefactor came up to her from behind between Henry and Clinton streets at about 10 pm and tried to snatch her bag, officials said. But the woman fought back and the good-for-nothing ran off empty handed, according to authorities.

— Julianne Cuba

Updated 5:52 pm, July 9, 2018
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