A thug grabbed a woman’s iPhone and punched her in the face on 86th Street on April 6 — but he still wound up empty-handed after the tenacious victim chased him down.
The victim told police that she was between Bay 32nd Street and 23rd Avenue at 6:15 pm when the crook ran up and snatched her iPhone from her hand. When she tried to stop the thief he punched her in the face, breaking her glasses, and ran. But the victim gave chase until they reached 86th Street, where the crook dumped her phone. The victim refused medical attention.
Three cons duped a woman into buying $30,000 worth of fake jewelry on 18th Avenue on April 9.
The victim told police that she was approached by the female swindlers near 78th Street at 9:30 am, where they showed her three yellow bracelets and claimed they were, together, worth $80,000. Believing the offer to be on the level, the victim and the fraudsters took a train into Manhattan, where she withdrew $30,000 and purchased the bracelets, she told cops. Only later, unfortunately, did she realize they were bogus.
A thief robbed a 24th Avenue apartment of jewelry on April 5.
The victim told police that she left her home between 64th and 65th streets for work at 12:30 pm, and returned at 7:30 pm to find her jewelry box on her bed, open, and with its valuable contents missing. She also said that she wasn’t sure if she’d locked her bedroom window, which is connected to a fire escape.
A crook stole cash and jewelry from a Bay Ridge Avenue apartment on April 4.
The victim told police that she left her home between 14th and 15th avenues at 10:25 am. When she returned she discovered that $1,550 and her jewelry were missing. The victim said the intruder somehow disconnected the building’s security system from inside.
A thug robbed an 83rd Street apartment on March 30 — taking cash and jewelry.
The victim told police that she left her home between 24th and Stillwell avenues at 8:45 am, and returned later to find she was out $2,000 and missing valuable trinkets. She told cops that after a closer inspection, she found that the lock on her front door had been stuffed with crazy glue.
A gun-wielding thief robbed a 14-year-old kid on 74th Street on April 5.
The victim told police that he was between 21st Avenue and Bay Parkway at 3:55 pm when the goon approached him and drew the black firearm.
“You’re getting robbed,” the thief informed the teen, before taking his cellphone and laptop.
Two thieves wielding guns and knives robbed a delivery gal on Kings Highway on Dec. 27, taking the woman’s cash and food.
The victim told police last week that, back in December, she was near Lake Street on her way to make a delivery at 7:13 pm when the thugs approached her, one baring a firearm and the other a knife. The villains nabbed her cash and dinner before fleeing.
— Colin Mixson