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Police: Two men pull box-cutter on woman in Hoyt Street robbery

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76th Precinct

Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill–Red Hook

Duo robs woman

Cops cuffed two men who they say robbed a woman at knifepoint on Hoyt Street on Feb. 17.

The victim said she was near Sackett Street at 11:10 pm when two men walked up to her and started talking to her. One of them yelled “do it now,” and the other man pulled a box-cutter on her and demanded she give up her possessions, police reported. The duo took her handbag, a Visa card, $140, and other items from her, and also punched her above the eye, causing swelling, according to the report. The woman told cops she then went to the hospital.

Police said they arrested two suspects — an 18-year-old from Long Island, and a 17-year-old from East New York — on the corner of Bergen and Smith streets at 11:40 pm, following a search. They were charged with robbery, attempted assault, possession of a weapon, menacing, and possession of stolen property.

Give me my phone

A no-goodnik took a Warren Street woman’s phone on Feb. 24.

The victim said she was leaving an Uber ride to her home near Columbia Street at 3 am when she realized her iPhone 8-Plus was missing. She told police she used the Find My IPhone application to determine the phone was in Coney Island. She called her phone, but the person who picked up said they would not meet her to give it back and turned the phone off, cops reported.

No good deed

A jerk robbed a senior after helping her carry her groceries on Warren Street on Feb. 26.

The 87-year-old victim said she was between Smith and Court streets with a man who was carrying her groceries at 12:50 pm. However, when she went to tip the man, he grabbed her bag and fled towards Smith Street, according to a police report. The bag had a MetroCard and $200 in it, among other items, she told officers.

Police said the suspect was wearing a white hat, a brown jacket, and tan pants, and was around 35-years-old, 5-foot-4, and 180 pounds.

— Adam Lucente

Updated 5:48 pm, July 9, 2018
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