Thug punches teen on Vanderbilt Ave.

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Bus-ted up

A thug beat up a teenager on Vanderbilt Avenue on Dec. 12 — after the teen refused to hand over his phone.

The 14-year-old victim told cops he was at a bus stop at Greene Avenue at 3 pm when the villain walked up to him and said, “Run your pockets and give me your phone.”

After the victim refused, the crook punched him in the face.

Money run

A pack of thieves fleeced a teenager on DeKalb Avenue on Dec. 12.

The 14-year-old victim told cops he was at Fort Greene Place at 3:50 pm when the goons punched him in the face and stole $70 from him.

Beatdown by Dr. Dre

A treacherous trio robbed a teenager of his fancy headphones on Greene Avenue on Dec. 13.

The 17-year-old victim told cops he was at Fulton Street at 5:30 pm when the crooks surrounded him and went through his pockets. After the victim tried to escape, the men assaulted him and took his backpack and Beats headphones.

Teenage wasteland

A pack of crooks took a teenager’s phone on S. Portland Avenue on Dec. 11.

The 15-year-old victim told cops he was at Lafayette Avenue at 4:30 pm when the four crooks surrounded him.

“What’s in your pockets,” one asked, and reached into the victim’s pocket for his iPhone.

myPhone 4S

A dangerous duo tried to rob a woman in the Clinton-Washington C train station on Dec. 16.

The 25-year-old victim told cops she was on the subway platform at 10:03 pm when two men approached her and attempted to take her phone. They pushed her head and grabbed her, but she was able to run away, she told cops.


A bandit broke into a house on Greene Avenue on Dec. 10 — and took off with the tenant’s gadgets and jewelry.

Cops said the crook broke in sometime between 2:30 and 5:30 pm to the residence between Classon and Grand avenues, taking a television, iMac computer, and some jewelry.

Truck ’em

A crook looted a car on Carlton Avenue sometime between Dec. 9 and 11.

The victim told cops he left the truck at a locked lot between Flushing and Park avenues at 8 pm, returning at 2 pm on Dec. 11 to find some tools and antique furniture gone.

Apartment heist

Someone fleeced an apartment on Myrtle Avenue on Dec. 13.

The 28-year-old victim told cops that she left her place at Hall Street at 11:30 am, returning at 5:15 pm to find her MacBook, two iPads and iPod gone.


A purse-snatcher stole a concert-goer’s bag on Clermont Avenue on Dec. 15.

The 25-year-old victim told cops she was attending a concert at Brooklyn’s Masonic Temple at Lafayette Avenue at 1:30 am when she noticed her pocketbook, containing her wallet and iPhone, was gone.


A thief jacked a car on Washington Avenue sometime between Dec. 8 and 11.

The 36-year-old victim told cops he left his 1996 Acura at Gates Avenue at 7 pm, returning on Dec. 11 at 10 am only to find it gone.

— Eli Rosenberg