Thugs threaten and rob guy on his stoop

88th Precinct

Fort Greene–Clinton Hill

Stoop snatch

Two bandits threatened and robbed a man on Cumberland Street on May 22 — taking $600 worth of electronics.

The 20-year-old victim told cops he was on his stoop between Lafayette and Greene avenues at 11 pm when the two crooks approached him and telling him, “Drop everything on the floor.”

After one of them simulated a handgun under his shirt, the victim handed over the electronics.

Hand it over

Cops arrested one of two crooks who they say robbed a woman at fake gunpoint on Atlantic Avenue on May 25.

The 31-year-old victim told cops she was at Vanderbilt Avenue at 11:40 pm when the two wannabes simulated a firearm, and demanded she hand over her cellphone and purse.


A jerk threatened a man and stole his iPhone on Greene Avenue on May 26.

The 29-year-old victim told cops he was entering his apartment between Adelphi Street and Carlton Avenue at 2:07 am when a man approached him from behind and demanded he hand over his phone.

After he resisted, the menacing jerk threatened to stab him with a glass shard before taking the phone and fleeing.

Wallet grab

A petty thief stole a woman’s wallet while she was buying a MetroCard in a Flatbush Avenue subway station on May 26.

The 24-year-old victim told cops she was buying the card at the Nevins Street station at 11:15 am when a man came up and snatched her wallet and fled.

Computer crook

Someone stole a computer from an unlocked studio on Fulton Street on May 22.

The 60-year-old victim told cops that he left the door to his office between South Portland Avenue and South Oxford Street unlocked when he left at 7 pm.

He returned two hours later to find his fancy Macbook gone.

Hefty heist

Robbers struck a man’s house on Washington Avenue overnight on May 23 — taking more than $36,000 worth of stuff.

The 53-year-old victim told cops that sometime between 11 pm and 8 am the next day, robbers made away with the belongings from his apartment between Myrtle and Willoughby avenues.


A crook stole a woman’s wallet at Target on Flatbush Avenue on May 26.

The 69-year-old victim told cops she placed her purse on the counter as she was paying for her clothes.

After she later got a bottle of water at 1:27 pm, she noticed her wallet was gone.


Someone stole a car parked on South Portland Avenue sometime between May 24 and May 26.

The 51-year-old victim told cops he parked his Honda Accord between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street on May 24 at 10:30 pm, and returned at 11:30 pm on May 26 to find his ride gone.

Rooted through

Someone robbed a school on St. Edwards Street sometime between May 23 and 24 — taking a laptop and cash.

Representatives from the Community Roots charter school told cops that someone broke into the building near Myrtle Avenue between 4:30 pm on May 23 and 7:50 am on May 24, stealing a laptop and some cash, in addition to ransacking a few classrooms.


A crook stole some lingerie from a store on Flatbush Avenue on May 25.

Representatives from the Victoria’s Secret in the Atlantic Terminal Mall told cops that the crook entered the store at 3:50 pm and stole a body bra before fleeing three minutes later.


A pick-pocket stole a woman’s wallet on Flatbush Avenue on May 26.

The 35-year-old victim told cops she was in Daffy’s in the Atlantic Terminal Mall and felt someone bump into her.

When she later went to pay for her clothes at noon, she discovered that her wallet was gone.

— Eli Rosenberg

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