Three scooter-riding terrors punch teen and take her groceries

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88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

That’s bananas!

Three scooter-riding baddies punched a teen in the face and stole her groceries on Myrtle Avenue on Feb. 20, police said.

The 19-year-old victim was walking home from the supermarket near Emerson Place at about 9:15 pm when the trio of villains approached on scooters and one said “give me all your money, phone, everything,” and then punched her in the face, giving her a swollen left eye, cops said. The nogoodnik then grabbed the victim’s grocery bags and fled, according to authorities.

Threat and retreat

A snake threatened a teller and tried to steal cash from a Myrtle Avenue bank on Feb. 21, but had a change of heart and fled empty-handed, police said.

The employee told police the weasel walked into the bank between Vanderbilt and Clinton avenues at about 4:45 pm and passed a note saying, “This is a robbery and I am armed. 100s and 50s only, no dye packs. Sound the alarm after I leave and give me the note back. Quickly!”

But the jerk changed his mind, saying “I’m alright,” and fleeing on foot on Vanderbilt Avenue, according to authorities.

Sticky situation

Cops cuffed a woman for assaulting a person and a police officer inside a shelter on Tillary Street on Feb. 18, officials said.

The 26-year-old suspect threw hot liquid onto the victim’s chest, causing a burn, inside the center near Prince Street at about 6:20 pm, and when officers went to intervene, she spit in an officer’s face and tried to kick others, according to authorities.

The suspect resisted arrest and told medical staff “I’ll f--- them up if they touch me,” officials said. The woman was transported to Woodhull Hospital and admitted, cops said.

Identity theft

Some sneak opened up a credit card in a guy’s name and mailed it to his house on Greene Avenue on Feb. 20, cops said.

The victim told police he opened the mailbox at his home near Cumberland Street at about 4 pm and got a letter from Wells Fargo about a new credit card in his name that he didn’t apply for. The punk also stole the physical credit card and used it, officials said.


A malefactor rode off with a delivery woman’s electric bike she left on Greene Avenue on Feb. 25 while dropping off food, police said.

The woman told police she was delivering food to the apartment near Clermont Avenue at about 4:30 pm and left her dark red electric bike unchained in front of the lobby, and when she came back at 6 pm, it was gone, according to authorities.

— Julianne Cuba

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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