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84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Court-side attack

Police arrested a man for allegedly attacking a teen on Adams Street on Aug. 12.

The 18-year-old victim told police he was heading to a scheduled court hearing at Kings County Supreme Court near Johnson Street, 10:50 a.m., when the suspect and six others ganged up on him.

One of the attackers punched him and took his cellphone, while another slashed him with a blade, according to the authorities.

A week later, police arrested the 19-year-old suspect and slapped him with felony robbery charges, cops said.

Heights holdup

A gunman robbed a man on Montague Street on Aug. 17.

The victim told police the pistol-packing perp pulled a gun on him between Hicks Street and Pierrepont Place at 1:20 a.m., when he told him to hand over his watch and wallet, before bolting towards Henry Street.

Pier prowler

A rake looted a man’s bag at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Aug. 12.

The victim told police he left his bag near Pier 5 and saw the nogoodnik go through it at 10:40 p.m.

When he ran up to check on it, he found his wallet, bank cards, and identification missing, according to police.

Cellphone ransom

A thief mugged a woman at the Jay Street MetroTech subway station on Aug. 13.

The victim told police she was at the station when she realized someone had taken her phone, two MetroCards, credit card, cash, and a photo of her baby at 2 p.m.

She called her phone and the person answering told her he’d give her back her phone for $30 and the two arranged to meet on Adams Street, between Fulton and Johnson streets, and the guy gave her her phone, but not her MetroCards or the missing $300 in cash, according to the authorities.

The hoaxer also told her he found the phone without the other stolen items, police said.

Watch out!

A thief stole two pricey watches from a Water Street jewelry store on Aug. 18.

The victim told police the purloiner took the watches worth a total of $2,450 and fled the scene without paying near Dock Street at 2:25 p.m.

— Kevin Duggan

Posted 12:00 am, August 21, 2019
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