Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown
Three thugs beat up a man on Wyckoff Street on March 1.
The victim told police he was near Nevins Street at 7:40 pm when the crew began punching him in the face. After he fell to the ground, they made off with his cellphone and $225.
A shoplifter was arrested for assaulting a Macy’s security guard who caught her stealing clothing from the Fulton Street department store on March 3, cops said.
The security guard told police the alleged thief entered the store, between Hoyt and Lawrence streets, at 4:45 pm, and tried walking out with $200 worth of unpaid merchandise 30 minutes later.
When the guard stopped her, the woman punched and kicked him but couldn’t get away, he said. Police arrested a suspect later that day.
The security guard was treated for minor injuries at Long Island College Hospital.
A crook broke into a Pineapple Street apartment on Feb. 29.
The victim said he left his home between Hicks and Henry streets at 7:30 am. When he returned 12 hours later, the front door was open and a watch, Sony Playstation, and $30 were missing.
A straphanger fended off an attack from a would-be thief on the G train on Feb. 27.
The rider said she was on a Carroll Gardens-bound train at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street station at 10 am when the crook tried to grab her purse. The woman held onto her bag and the thief fled the train empty-handed.
A thief stole tools from a truck parked next door to a construction site on Sidney Place on Feb. 27.
A construction worker at the site between Aitken Place and State Street told cops that he saw the crook enter the back of the truck at 11:08 am, and run off eight minutes later. The employee inspected the truck, and found that $1,100 worth of equipment was gone.
A crook stole a laptop from the NYU-Poly library on March 4.
The victim said he left his computer at a desk in the library in the MetroTech Commons at Lawrence Street, at 4:35 pm. When he returned 10 minutes later, the device was no longer there.
A thief stole two bikes from a Clinton Street home on Feb. 29.
The victim said he went to bed at the house between Livingston and Schermerhorn streets at 12:30 am. When he woke up 12 hours later, the apartment’s front window was open and the bicycles were missing.
Crooks snatched two cellphones from an Atlantic Avenue store on March 1.
A clerk at the electronics store at Fourth Avenue said the men walked in at 11:23 am and stayed for just 20 minutes. When they were gone, he noticed two phones were missing.
— Daniel Bush