A violent jerk choked a man on Gold Street, then took his cellphone on April 7.
The 40-year-old victim told cops that he was near Concord Street at 10:40 pm when the thug yelled, “Yo, give me all your money!”
The man refused, so the thug punched him in the face, then strangled him before snatching his $100 cellphone.
Cops arrested a 52-year-old man the same night.
Two thugs beat up a teenager, then snatched his cellphone on Prospect Street on April 7.
The 14-year-old victim told cops he was strolling near Jay Street at 8 pm, when one of the jerks asked him, “Are you a Blood or a Crip?”
“I’m nothing,” he told the bullies, but they started to punch and kick him in the face anyway.
One of the thugs then snatched his gray Blackberry cellphone and they both away.
A mob of bullies beat up a teenage girl and snatched her stuff on Fulton Street on April 6.
The 17-year-old victim told cops that she was near Gallatin Place at 5:25 pm when eight girls started to hit her, knocking off her glasses.
One of the bullies snatched an umbrella from her hand; another swiped her Droid cellphone, then threatened to kill her by pushing her in front of a train.
Cops arrested one of the girls the next day.
A quick-moving jerk snatched a woman’s wallet inside a clothing shop on Fulton Street on March 16.
The 24-year-old victim told cops that she set her black purse on a chair at Dr. Jays Ladies, which sells sporty urbanwear near Lawrence Street at around 2 pm, then walked away for a minute. That was enough time for someone to snatch her purse and the $54 inside.
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A scoundrel snatched a purse from a salon worker on Livingston Street on April 7.
The 43-year-old worker told cops that she set her brown Coach purse inside a cabinet at Top Nail Design near Nevins Street at around 10:30 am. At the end of her shift, it was gone — and so was the $300 inside.
A jerk swiped a woman’s purse while she was shopping on Fulton Street on April 1.
The 63-year-old victim told cops that she was trying on a sweater at Modell’s, a sporting goods shop, near Elm Place at around 7 pm when she placed her bag down for one minute. That was enough time for the jerk to snatch the purse, which had a $500 money order inside.
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A crook snatched a purse from a club-goer on Front Street on April 8.
The 25-year-old victim told cops that she had placed her purse on a bar stool at Superfine at around 8:15 pm.
A sneaky woman then sat next to her and, a couple hours later, the woman discovered that her purse was nowhere to be found.
A bold thief swiped a woman’s cellphone inside a subway car near DeKalb Avenue on April 5.
The 37-year-old victim told cops that she was riding the D train at 11:55 pm, when it stopped and a man in a blue hooded sweatshirt snatched the black iPhone from her hands. He ran off the train just before the doors closed.
— Natalie O’Neill