Woman bites man in attempt to steal makeup from department store

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown


Police arrested a woman for biting a man while trying to steal makeup from a Joralemon Street department store on June 7, cops said.

The suspect allegedly tried to steal cosmetics from the store near Court Street and when the victim stopped her, she allegedly sunk her teeth into his hand, just before 2 p.m., police said.

Cops cuffed the 38-year-old woman on robbery charges.

He bombed!

A man threatened to rob an Atlantic Avenue bank before bolting on June 3.

The criminal walked into the financial institution at the corner of Bond Street around 2:15 p.m. and passed a note to the teller that read “I have a bomb, give me cash,” according to cops.

The teller was about to call the cops when the robber made a run for it toward State Street empty-handed, according to the authorities.

Let’s take a walk

Two nogoodniks kidnapped and violently robbed a teen at a Nassau Street skatepark on June 3.

The sinister duo walked up to the 14-year-old victim outside the High Street subway station around 9 a.m. and demanded he hand over his stuff and told him, “Don’t try anything,” according to police.

One of the louts then punched him in the face and they dragged him to a Nassau Street skatepark where they relieved him of his Apple Watch, Beats headphones, and about $65 in cash, police said.

Back off!

Two ne’er-do-wells robbed a man at gunpoint at the Jay Street-MetroTech R train station on June 5.

The victim was waiting for his train on the island platform bench when a delinquent in his late teens snatched his phone from his hands and fled towards the Willoughby and Bridge streets exit just after 2 a.m., according to police.

The man chased after the thief but when he came to the top of the staircase a heavyset and bearded accomplice confronted him packing a black semi-automatic gun and telling him, “Get back on your train.”

He then saw both baddies make a run for it on Willoughby Street towards Flatbush Avenue, the authorities said.

Head in the clouds

Cops arrested a man they suspect of snatching a woman’s phone on the subway near Joralemon Street.

The victim told cops that the suspect was staring her down on the train before he walked up to her and strong-armed her phone out her hands and fled near Court Street at 6:45 p.m.

The perp then took pictures of himself on the phone, which automatically uploaded to the victim’s iCloud account where she could see them, which led to cops identifying and arresting the guy, slapping him with robbery charges.


Cops arrested one of three bandits that stole a man’s phone on a train at DeKalb Avenue on June 3.

The victim was sitting in the last car of the Manhattan-bound R train near the door when two suspects held open the door while a third allegedly grabbed his phone from his hands at Flatbush Avenue around 10:05 a.m., according to police.

The man, along with an off-duty cop chased after the suspects, who were able to escape.

Police picked up one 28-year-old suspect and arrested him on Grand Larceny charges.

— Kevin Duggan