Weasels swipe man’s phone on train platform

Brooklyn Paper
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Subway snakes

A trio of crooks swiped a teen’s phone on a train platform on Flatbush Avenue on Aug. 24, police said.

The 16-year-old victim told cops he was standing on the platform inside the station near Fulton Street when the three punks came up to him and asked to buy candy. But when the teen told them he only had 75 cents, one of the villains snatched his phone and they all hopped on a Manhattan-bound 4 train, according to police. The victim tried to stop them and get on the train, too, but they pushed him off, according ot authorities.

Hot wheels

A baddie rode off with a guy’s motorcycle parked overnight on Cumberland Street sometime overnight on Aug. 22, police said.

The victim left his 1990 Honda near Lafayette Avenue at about 6 pm on Aug. 22, and when he returned to get it the next day at about 5 am, it was gone, according to authorities.

Trunk thief

Some malefactor stole a guy’s name-brand clothes and accessories from his car parked on Flatbush Avenue on Aug. 17, police said.

The victim’s uncle told police the car was parked near Fulton Street at 4:30 am, and when he returned at 5:40 pm that day, noticed his Gucci leather slippers, sunglasses, and jewelry were taken from the car’s trunk, officials said.

Grab and go

A nogoodnik swiped a woman’s purse from a Lafayette Avenue diner on Aug. 24, police said.

The woman told cops she had placed her bag down on a table inside the restaurant near S. Elliot Place at about 4:45 pm and left, and when she returned about 20 minutes later, it was gone, with her credit cards, cash, and phone inside, according to authorities.

Street attack

Police arrested a guy for pushing another man to the ground on Hanson Place on Aug. 26.

The victim told cops he had gotten into an argument with the suspect near S. Elliot Place at about 8 pm when he knocked him to the ground, causing him to hit his head on the pavement. Parademics rushed the victim to Methodist Hospital in life-threatening condition, police reported.

— Julianne Cuba

Posted 12:00 am, August 29, 2018
Today’s news:
Share on TwitterTweet
Share on Facebook

Don’t miss our updates:

Reasonable discourse

Comments closed.

First name
Last name
Your neighborhood
Email address
Daytime phone

Your letter must be signed and include all of the information requested above. (Only your name and neighborhood are published with the letter.) Letters should be as brief as possible; while they may discuss any topic of interest to our readers, priority will be given to letters that relate to stories covered by The Brooklyn Paper.

Letters will be edited at the sole discretion of the editor, may be published in whole or part in any media, and upon publication become the property of The Brooklyn Paper. The earlier in the week you send your letter, the better.

Keep it local!

Stay in touch with your community. Subscribe to our free newsletter: