Two thugs asked a man for directions on Manhattan Avenue on July 9 — before punching him and taking his iPhone.
The victim told police he was nearing Skillman Avenue at 9 pm, when two men approached him and one asked, “Hey, where is Metropolitan Avenue?”
The victim gave directions, but, unsatisfied, one thug punched him in his face, causing him to drop his phone. At that point, one of the goons grabbed the phone and then they both ran off.
Two thieves pushed a woman to the ground and stole her purse at N. Ninth Street on July 4.
The victim told police she was nearing Wythe Avenue while listening to her iPod at 5:10 am, when the two goons approached her from across the street. They then pushed her to the ground, took her purse and fled.
A thug scraped up a man’s head in a bar fight on July 10 inside a Manhattan Avenue club.
The victim got into a fight with two hooligans at 1:45 am, when one of them struck him in the head. They ran out toward Nassau Avenue and the victim was taken to the hospital.
A thief stole two computers and a socket set from a Metropolitan Avenue auto repair business on July 3.
The owner locked up his shop at 3:30 pm, but when he returned to the N. Sixth Street business at 7:50 am two days later, he found his stuff was missing.
A thief stole a laptop and an iPhone from a N. Ninth Street home on July 9.
The tenant said he fell asleep at 2:30 am, but when he woke up at 9 am the next day, he saw that his front window of his home near Berry Street was open and his stuff was gone.
A thief stole four tires and rims from a car parked on Kingsland Avenue on July 5.
The driver parked his car at 7 pm near Nassau Avenue, but when he returned at 5:30 am the next day, he saw his car was missing its tires.
A thief broke the front driver’s side window of a car parked on Richardson Street and took a wallet left inside on July 6.
The driver parked his car near Lorimer Street at 1 am, but when he returned at 7 am, he saw his window was broken and his wallet had been taken.
Musical rip off
A thief stole some music equipment, tools and a speaker from a car parked on Apollo Street on July 7.
The driver parked his car near Bridgewater Street at 7 am, but when he returned at 6:30 pm, he saw his trunk was unlocked and his stuff was missing.
A thief stole a motorcycle parked on N. Sixth Street on July 9.
The owner parked his chopper near Bedford Avenue at 7:30 pm, but when he returned at 9:30 pm the next day, he saw it was gone.
— Aaron Short