The subway system itself was an accessory to at least two crimes last week.
• A man pickpocketed a woman while she was going down the stairs at the Jay Street-Borough Hall station on Nov. 18.
The 23-year-old victim told cops that she was catching an A train at around 12:45 pm when a man was bumped into her back and walked away quickly. Later, she discovered that the fast-handed crook had swiped a wallet, IDs, and $30.
• Hours earlier — and one station away — two gunmen raided a man’s pockets outside the F-train station at York Street.
The 19-year-old victim said he was near Bridge Street at around 6:40 am when the first perp ran up, demanded money and snatched the iPod out of his hand. A second perp ran up with a firearm and stole his wallet.
Group beat down
A group of 12 teenagers mugged a man and beat him on Willoughby Street on Nov. 14.
The 17-year-old victim told cops that he was walking near Albee Square at around 8 pm when a group of a dozen bike-riding teenagers demanded money and then beat him down to the ground and fractured his nose. They made off with some cash, though cops did not say how much.
A sneaky thief snatched a large lump of money, jewelry, and a wallet from a woman’s purse while she was at her desk inside an office building in the Metrotech complex on Nov. 17.
The 34-year-old victim said she took off her wristlet before she entered the building on Flatbush Avenue Extension between Myrtle Avenue and Johnson Street. At around 9 am, she realized that the jewelry, a Coach wallet and $1,000 were gone.
A thief stole a mother’s wallet out of her baby’s stroller as she shopped on the Fulton Mall on Nov. 20.
The 22-year-old victim said that she was in a department store between Bridge and Lawrence streets at around 5 pm when she stepped away from the stroller for just one minute.
The thief got away with $100 and IDs.
A thief walked through an open apartment door and swiped a cellphone on Nov. 16.
The 33-year-old victim said she left her Atlantic Avenue apartment, between Smith and Hoyt streets, at around 6:55 am without locking the door. When she returned four hours later, she discovered that someone had swiped her iPhone.
Two burly thugs busted into a Smith Street apartment and swiped a camera on Nov. 20.
The 26-year-old victim said he left his apartment, which is between Wyckoff and Warren streets, at around 11:30 am and returned at around 7 pm to find the lock and doorframe broken.
The thieves had taken a digital camera.
Dine and whine
A thief snatched an expensive coat off a man’s chair while he was in the bathroom of a Front Street restaurant on Nov. 7.
The 32-year-old diner-turned-victim said he went to the restroom at around 11 pm inside the eatery, which is between Jay and Pearl streets.
When he came back, he noticed that a thief had snatched his Calvin Klein overcoat, eyeglasses, cellphone, and his house keys.
A crook snatched a cellphone out of a woman’s hand on Pierrepont Street on Nov. 18.
The 39-year-old victim was between Henry and Hicks streets at around 1 pm when a man asked her the time.
When she pulled out her Blackberry cellphone to check, he snatched it and disappeared.
Madman is ex
Fears that a madman was on the loose after a report that he had kidnapped a woman on Tillary Street near Adams Street on Nov. 11 were allayed somewhat this week after cops revealed that the perp and the victim were former lovers in a domestic dispute.
The initial police report did not say that the 37-year-old perp was the woman’s ex-boyfriend — a paperwork oversight because the crime involved two borough jurisdictions, a police source said.