Toughs take teen’s phone

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Trio of toughs

Three baddies stole a teen’s phone on Greene Avenue on April 26, police said.

The 16-year-old victim told police he was walking near Cumberland Street at about 4:20 pm when the three nogoodniks demanded his iPhone and then tried to grab it from him as he held onto it, cops said.

The teen dropped his phone and one of the crooks picked up and ran away, officials said.

Break-in and grab

Some punk swiped a guy’s television and other electronics from his Carlton Avenue apartment sometime overnight on April 26, police said.

The victim told cops he left his apartment near Myrtle Avenue at about 1 pm with the window and door open, when he returned a little after midnight, saw someone had stolen his two Xboxes, an Apple watch, laptop, and television, according to authorities.

Road rage

A cur smashed a window of a car parked inside a garage on Park Avenue and grabbed a bag from inside it sometime overnight on April 27, police said.

The victim told police he parked his company car near Grand Avenue at about 10 pm and when he went to pick it up the next day at 5 pm, noticed some malefactor had shattered the front driver’s side window and took out a black bag containing cash, business checks, a tablet, and files, according to authorities.

Date gone wrong

Cops cuffed a guy for beating up a victim he had met on a dating website inside his Carlton Avenue apartment on April 25.

The 23-year-old victim told the suspect, whom he met on a dating site called “Jack D,” to leave after he started rummaging through his house near Myrtle Avenue at about 2:45 pm, police said.

But the suspect then grabbed his neck, pushed him against the wall, and said “you wanna act tough,” then punched him in the head, according to authorities.

The suspect threw the victim to the ground and stole his iPhone from his pant’s pocket and ran out, but was caught by police on Fulton Street, officials said.

Sitting duck

A pair of villains stole a guy’s wallet on Atlantic Avenue on April 28, police said.

The 30-year-old victim told police he was sitting outside a storefront between Clinton and Vanderbilt avenues at about 2 pm when the two snakes started hitting him in the face and body and then ran off with his diamond Cuban chain, brown wallet, housing identification card, driver’s license, and credit card, police said. The crooks fled on Vanderbilt Avenue in a gray car, officials said.

— Julianne Cuba

Updated 5:45 pm, July 9, 2018
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