Thugs choke woman for iPhone

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill


A crew of men robbed a woman on St. Edwards Street on Aug. 7.

The 32-year-old victim told cops she was at Willoughby Street at 11:30 pm when three men approached her from behind, choking her before running off with her iPhone.

Gang of six

A pack of crooks robbed a man in the Lafayette Avenue C train station on Aug. 5.

The 32-year-old victim told cops he was with his wife in the station at Fulton Street and S. Portland Avenue at 8 pm when six men surrounded him. The victim said the men started bumping him and took his iPhone out of his pocket.

Into thin air

A crook stole a laptop from an apartment on Carlton Avenue sometime between Aug. 5 and 8.

The 33-year-old victim told cops she left her place between DeKalb and Willoughby avenues at 7 pm on Aug. 5, returning three days later at 9 pm to find her MacBook Air gone.

Steve Robs

A criminal threatened a young teen with a pocket knife and stole his iPhone on Hanson Place on Aug. 6.

The 15-year-old victim said was between Fort Greene Place and St. Felix Street at 5:40 pm when the crook approached him, displayed the knife, and demanded his smartphone.

Wheelin’ and stealin’

Someone stole a man’s bicycle from St. Felix Street on Aug. 10.

The 65-year-old victim told cops he left his bike near Lafayette Avenue at 7 pm to go see a show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and returned at 8:30 pm to find his Specialized road bike gone.


A crook stole a phone from a woman on Fort Greene Place on Aug. 7.

The 44-year-old victim told cops she was making a call on her phone between Lafayette Avenue and Hanson Place at 1:30 pm when the crook walked by and snatched the phone from her hand.


A burglar broke into an apartment on Clinton Avenue on Aug. 9 — and swiped the tenant’s computer.

The 54-year-old victim told cops he left his place between DeKalb and Lafayette avenues at 11:30 am, returning at 2:30 pm to find his computer gone.

Bike’s gold

A thief stole a fancy bicycle from a Clinton Avenue apartment building sometime overnight on July 26.

The 37-year-old victim told cops he left his $2,650 bike in the lobby of his building between Park and Myrtle avenues at 9:30 pm on July 26, returning at 10:30 am the next day to find the bike gone. Cops said the victim reported the crime on Aug. 6.

Air control

A thief stole some cooling equipment from an Adelphi Street apartment sometime overnight on Aug. 6.

The 34-year-old victim told cops she returned to her home between Park and Myrtle avenues at 7 pm with two working air conditioning condensers on the side of her building, but when she woke up the next day at 8 am, the two units were gone.

Nuthin’ but a Beats thang

A crook stole a woman’s headphones on DeKalb Avenue on Aug. 7.

The 24-year-old victim told cops she was between Carlton Avenue and Adelphi Street at 6:15 pm when the crook grabbed her pricey Beats by Dr. Dre headphones off her head and fled.

— Eli Rosenberg

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