This man with a gun was a jerk, too • Brooklyn Paper

This man with a gun was a jerk, too

Gun jerk

Cops are looking for a gun-toting thief who barked orders at his 29-year-old victim on Oct. 14.

The victim said that he had just left his friend’s 14th Avenue home and was near 10th Avenue and 72nd Street at just after midnight when a stranger approached and showed off a gun.

“Don’t move, hands up! Turn around!” the gunman said as he whirled the victim in the opposite direction.

As the thief kept his gun trained on the man’s back, an accomplice reportedly went through the victim’s pockets, taking an iPod and a set a keys.

The two thugs then ran off into the night, leaving the victim unharmed, officials said.

Bridge brutes

A 14-year-old boy was robbed and nearly turned into a pretzel during an encounter on a Seventh Avenue pedestrian overpass on Oct. 14.

The victim said that he was on the crosswalk spanning the Gowanus Expressway near 72nd Street at 3:20 pm when two thugs ran up to him.

“We’re not going to hurt you — but give me all you got,” one of the thieves demanded as the duo pulled the victim’s hood over his head.

When the teen tried to run away, the suspects grabbed hold, forcing the teen’s head between own legs, according to a police report.

With the teen subdued, the suspects went through his pockets, and ran off with his Sidekick cell phone.

Gelston grab

More than $10,000 and an assortment of jewelry were swiped from a home on Gelston Avenue near 90th Street on Oct. 14.

The resident told police that the thief entered through a rear basement window sometime after 10 am, when the 55-year-old left for the day.

When the victim returned seven hours later, she found all her cash and baubles missing, police said.

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