Miscreants threaten woman with knife and swipe her purse

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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Threat and bolt

A pair of baddies threatened to knife a woman and stole her bag on Bergen Street on Jan. 26, police said.

The 32-year-old told police she was walking near Hoyt Street when the two nogoodniks came up to her, displaying a knife, and one said, “give me your bag,” at about 11 pm. The victim handed them her bag with her iPhone, driver’s license, and five credit cards inside, and the snakes told her to “keep walking,” as they then fled on Bergen Street, officials said.


Cops cuffed a guy for trying to grab a woman’s phone from her hand inside the Schermerhorn Street station on Jan. 22.

The victim told police she was standing on the platform to get on a Brooklyn-bound A train inside the station near Hoyt Street when the suspect came up to her from behind and tried to grab her iPhone, officials said. The woman fought back and kept her phone, and the guy hopped on a leaving train, according to authorities.

Three against one

A trio of malefactors assaulted a teen as he was waiting for a car service on Adams Street on Jan. 26, police said.

The 19-year-old victim told police the three snakes attacked him from behind, cutting the top of his head as he waited for the car near Pearl Street at about 3:50 pm, according to authorities. Emergency responders transported the victim to Brooklyn Hospital, officials said.

Sacrilegious sneak

Some punk grabbed a woman’s bag while she was in a Smith Street church on Jan. 28, police said.

The 74-year-old woman told police she was inside the house of worship near Livingston Street at about 11:30 am when she placed her purple backpack down on the seat next to her and turned around for a moment to hug someone, but when she then turned back around it was gone, according to authorities.

Church cameras show a man leaving with her bag, which had her medication, credit card, and identification card inside, according to authorities.

What a stink!

Police arrested a guy for striking a man in the face with a metal bottle while on a Brooklyn-bound N train inside the station near Dekalb Avenue on Jan. 23.

The victim told police he was riding the train inside the station near Flatbush Avenue at about 1:20 pm when the goon punched him in the face and then struck him with the bottle filled with perfume, according to authorities.

— Julianne Cuba

Updated 5:49 pm, July 9, 2018
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