A violent scoundrel snatched a woman’s purse, then beat her up on Sixth Street, before being arrested on Feb. 22.
The 44-year-old lady told cops that she was walking to work, near Eighth Avenue, at around 11:15 pm, when she felt someone grab her from behind. The jerk snatched her purple handbag, then punched her in the face repeatedly and ran away, leaving her with cuts and swelling.
Cops then spotted the 34-year-old thief minutes later and arrested him near Fourth Street.
A ballsy jerk snatched some kitchenware from a construction site on Butler Street on Feb. 25.
The 28-year-old victim told cops he was inside an apartment, which was under construction near Fourth Avenue, at around 7:30 pm when someone pushed open the front door. The thief scampered in, grabbed a microwave oven, then and ran back out.
A thief stole a fancy videogame player from a man on 14th Street on Feb. 23.
The 41-year-old victim told cops that he left his apartment, near Fifth Avenue, at 2:20 pm, then came back three hours later to find his door open and his $600 laptop and new Sony PlayStation gone.
Three creeps stole a man’s cash then threated him on Sterling Place early on Feb. 26.
The 30-year-old victim told cops that he was near Sixth Avenue at 1:35 am when three men ran up to him.
“How much money you got?” one of them shouted. “Pull it out or you’ll get shot!”
The poor guy handed over $5 to the poetic perp while two of the thugs patted down the victim, snatched his cellphone.
A crook jacked a bag and credit cards inside the Lowe’s hardware superstore on Second Avenue on Feb. 23.
The victim told cops she left the store, which is on Ninth Street between Second Avenue and the Gowanus Canal, at around 6:40 pm and came back 20 minutes later. That’s when she discovered that someone had shattered the building’s front window and stolen a $150 black leather bag full of credit cards.
Cameras in the parking lot show a man jumping into a silver, four-door Hyundai and driving away.
A quick-moving crook stole a laptop from a Southern lady at a coffee shop on Union Street on Feb. 26.
The 30-year-old Teenssee lass told cops that she was at the Tea Lounge, near Seventh Avenue, at around 8 pm. She left her bag near some couches and walked outside for 10 minutes, then discovered her laptop, Blackberry cellphone and wallet gone.
Surveillance cameras were no help; they only show the front of the building.
A crook jacked a car from a senior citizen on 11th Street on Feb. 24.
The 68-year-old victim told cops that he parked the car, near Eighth Avenue, at 11 am, then went to do some shopping. He came back and hour and a half later and discovered that his 2001 Toyota Camry was gone — with no evidence of a break-in.
A slimeball stole some money from a hospital worker on Sixth Street last week.
The victim told cops that she was conducting a study on asthma on Feb. 16 at New York Methodist Hospital, near Eighth Avenue. She wrote a participating patient a check but the jerk then used the routing number to make fake checks — and to steal about $6,000 over the course of the next seven days.
A crafty thief swiped a van on Sterling Place between Feb. 21 and Feb. 23.
The 50-year-old victim told cops that he parked and locked the white van near Sixth Avenue at 2:30 pm on Feb. 21. He returned two days later and discovered it gone.
— Natalie O’Neill