Thief makes getaway in an ambulance?

77th Precinct

Prospect Heights

Real emergency

A theif snatched a fence from inside a car parked on Underhill Avenue on July 8.

A witness told cops she watched a crook snatch the $140 fence that was left inside the car parked near Eastern Parkway at 6:10 am, then hop into an ambulance and speed away.

Bad teamwork

A violent jerk whacked a man on Plaza Street East on July 7.

The 50-year-old victim told cops that he and a younger co-worker were having an argument over tools near Vanderbilt Avenue at 4:50 pm, when his colleague punched him in the face, leaving him with a bloody nose.

Real world

A jerk stole some gift cards from a woman at a bar on Underhill Avenue on July 8.

The 36-year-old victim told cops she hung her purse on a hook under the bar at Bar Sepia near Lincoln Place at 3 pm, then went outside for a cigarette. That was enough time for the jerk to snatch the credit cards and gift cards inside the MTV employee’s purse.

The forgotten

A jerk jacked a cellphone from a women at a bodega on Prospect Place on July 6.

The 20-year-old victim told cops she was shopping at Classon Grocery Store near Classon Avenue at 1:30 pm, when she set her T-Mobile cellphone on the counter, forgot about it, then went home. By the time she remembered, a few hours later, it was gone.

Swollen lip

A jerk beat up a woman on Washington Avenue on July 10.

The 30-year-old victim told cops she was hanging out on the sidewalk near St Johns Place at 2:15 am, when a man grabbed her phone, threw it to the ground, then punched her in the lip.

Cops arrested a 36-year-old suspect the same night.


A thief snatched a bike from a man on Eastern Parkway on July 8.

The 29-year-old victim told cops he parked his $200 red Mongoose mountain bike near Underhill Avenue at 5 pm, then went home. He came back the next day at 1 pm and found his lock cut — and his bike gone.

Body slam

A teenage bully beat up a 6-year-old on Butler Place on July 7.

The victim’s mom told cops her son was playing outside near Plaza Street East at 9:45 pm, when the teen jerk yelled: “I’m going to beat your ass!” then picked up the kid and slammed him into the sidewalk, leaving him with bruises on the back of his head.

Lock clipper

A crook snatched a fancy bike on Sterling Place on July 9.

The 33-year-old victim told cops he spotted a man sneak onto his property near Washington Avenue at 1:50 am, then cut the lock on his $770 Specialized road bike, which was chained to a bike rack. The jerk then dropped his red bolt cutters, jumped on the bike and road away.

— Natalie O’Neill