Police: Group of six assaulted and robbed man on Livingston Street

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Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Group assault

Police arrested six suspects for allegedly robbing and assaulting a man, causing lacerations, on Livingston Street on Oct. 31.

The suspects allegedly punched and kicked the victim in the head, causing pain, swelling, and lacerations, and robbed the man of $360, near Nevins Street at 8:16 pm, according to police.

Phone grab

A group of goons stole a man’s phone on Fulton Street on Nov. 4.

The victim was waiting for the bus near Jay Street at 4:30 pm when the thieves approached, asked him to empty his pockets, threatened him with a knife, and stole his phone, causing bruising and swelling to his hand during the scuffle, according to police.

Courthouse criminal

Cops cuffed a man for allegedly assaulting a person, causing a minor gash, in the courthouse on Jay Street on Oct. 30.

The suspect allegedly entered the courthouse near Johnson Street at 11:08 am with a hidden razor and assaulted the victim, police say.

Box cutter bruisers

Two bruisers assaulted two men, causing injuries, while on the subway near Pacific Street on Nov. 1.

Police say the men were play fighting with toy swords near Fourth Avenue at 3:25 am when the two goons punched one victim in the face, causing a fist fight, and then slashed both victims’ faces and hands with a box cutter.

The savages left the subway at Pacific Street and the victims were taken to Methodist Hospital for treatment, according to cops.

Truck looter

A looter attempted to steal merchandise from a man’s truck on Fulton Street on Oct. 30.

Police say the thief opened the back of the truck and stole merchandise, but it was recovered when the bandit fled toward Duffield Street at 11:10 am.

Tool loot

A sneak stole power tools from a construction site on Pierrepont Street on Nov. 1.

The looter broke into the construction site’s locked basement near Clinton Street at 6 pm and stole a hammer drill, cutter, and bendsaw, along with other tools, according to cops.

Pizza prowler

A prowler vandalized and robbed a pizzeria on Court Street on Nov. 4.

Police say the bandit elaborately broke in by placing a towel on the rear patio’s camera, entering the rear patio through the roof, removing $100 from the register, throwing an appliance through a window separating the main pizzeria area, and removing another $100 in coins from the bottom of a refrigerator.

The looter fled the pizzeria near State Street at 5:05 am.

Dating site scammer

A con artist swindled $300 from a man on a transgender dating site on Gold Street on Oct. 28.

Police say the man met a person on the site, who took a photo while they were on FaceTime, and who requested money, which the victim sent through PayPal near Johnson Street at 1 pm.

The fraudster demanded more money and called the victim’s workplace, created a Facebook account in his name, and said if the victim doesn’t give more money, the hoaxer will report to the man’s job and send naked photos, according to cops.

Phony law official

A charlatan conned money from a man on Gold Street on Sept. 4.

The fraud demanded a total of $68,500 from the victim, pretending to be a law official from China and saying the victim would be deported and arrested if he did not give the money, and the victim compiled on three different occasions, near Tillary Street at 10 am, according to police.

Thrift shop thief

A thief stole a woman’s wallet on Livingston Street on Oct. 30.

The victim told police she was browsing in a thrift store near Bond Street at 3:15 pm when she felt someone bump into her backpack twice, and after leaving and heading toward MetroTech Center to take the R train, she realized her bag was open and her wallet was missing, including her credit cards and ID card.

Nikon nogoodnik

A bandit broke into a man’s car parked on Little Street on Oct. 31 and stole his cameras.

The victim parked his vehicle near Evans Street at 11 pm and when he returned at 1 am, he noticed his rear window was broken and his Nikon cameras and equipment were stolen, according to police.

Purse pillager

A nogoodnik stole a woman’s purse on Montague Street on Nov. 1.

Cops say the thief took the victim’s Marc Jacobs bag, including her credit cards and AirPods, from her coat while at a restaurant near Henry Street at 9:25 am.

High markup

Police arrested two men for allegedly robbing and threatening a man on Livingston Street on Nov. 2.

The victim told police he dropped his phone near Nevins Street at 11:30 am and the suspects allegedly picked it up, demanded $80 for its return, and when he refused to pay, placed their hands in their pockets.

The suspects were allegedly found with two kitchen knives on them, according to cops.

Bank fraudster

Cops cuffed a man for allegedly cashing a fraudulent check on Fourth Avenue on Nov. 2.

The suspect allegedly tried to cash the check near Atlantic Avenue at 4:25 pm with the company name “Ocala Land Title,” under his name for $2,950, according to police.

Wallet sneak

A thief swiped a man’s wallet on Atlantic Avenue on Nov. 2.

The victim told police he used his debit card at the parking garage on Schermerhorn Street and when he left work at 1 pm, he realized his black Tommy Hilfiger wallet was stolen and $790 was stolen.

Bicycle bandit

A nogoodnik stole a man’s bike from his lobby’s bicycle room on Plymouth Street on Nov. 3.

The victim told police he saw his Cannondale bike in the shared area of the building near Jay Street at 11 pm on Oct. 31 and when he checked on it on Nov. 3, it was missing.

Water Street robbery

A bandit stole a woman’s items on Water Street on Nov. 4.

The woman left her credit cards and iPhone X unattended near Main Street at 4:30 pm and when she came back, the items were gone, according to cops.

— Julianne Cuba

Posted 12:00 am, November 7, 2018
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