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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Brute snatches phone

A bandit violently stole a man’s cellphone on Wyckoff Street on March 29.

The victim told cops that the lout snatched the phone from his hand and punched him in the face before making a run for it, near Third Avenue at 4:45 p.m.

Fashion filcher

Cops arrested a woman for allegedly bagging a bunch of designer clothes from a Fulton Street department store on March 25.

The suspect allegedly stole jackets and pants worth more than $1,100 from the store between Hoyt Street and Gallatin Place at 2 p.m. and walked out without paying, according to police.

The authorities said they caught up with her at the store right after.

Delinquent duo

Two punks stole a man’s cellphone on the R train at DeKalb Avenue on March 25.

The victim boarded the Manhattan-bound train in Sunset Park around 10 p.m., according to police.

When the train pulled into the station near Flatbush Avenue, two men got on and snatched his phone from his hand, according to police.

Bag bandit

Some thief stole a man’s bag from Brooklyn Bridge Park on March 29.

The victim left his bag while playing soccer at Pier 5 at around 5:30 p.m., and when he returned an hour later, someone had nabbed it, including his cellphone, wireless headphones, wallet, and bank cards, according to police.

Criminal overreach

A lout stole two cellphones from a phone store on Fulton Street on March 29.

The thief reached behind the checkout counter of the store near Albee Square West at 12:40 p.m. and took off in an unknown direction, according to police.

Store robbery

Police arrested a woman for allegedly robbing a store on Albee Square West on March 30.

The suspect stole clothing, cosmetics, home products, and stationery from the store at Fulton Street without paying just before 4 p.m.

Cops caught up with her at 5:45 p.m., according to the authorities.

Downtown chase

Police arrested a man for allegedly stealing a delivery man’s car on Bridge Street on March 27.

The victim told cops he left his car while making deliveries between Nassau and Concord streets at 7:45 p.m. when the suspect allegedly hopped in and drove off to the Manhattan Bridge on the Manhattan-bound side.

The suspect allegedly dogged several police cars on his way, and finally pulled over on the bridge, where he allegedly refused several orders to get out of the car, according to cops.

He then allegedly made a final attempt to flee and rammed the vehicle into a police car, officers said.

He again tried to resist by flailing his arms and pushing officers away, but the Boys in Blue managed to cuff him, according to authorities.

— Kevin Duggan

Posted 12:00 am, April 3, 2019
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