A new resident gets rude welcome to the neighborhood

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A woman was robbed of a $15,000 diamond necklace while moving into her new condo in a posh DUMBO tower on the corner of Jay and Front streets.

The jewel heist occurred on July 28, when the new resident of the J Condo called in a handyman to repair a clogged bathroom sink, police said. The woman told cops that she had left a two-carat gold-and-diamond chain next to the broken sink and left the room while the building’s handyman fixed the problem.

She returned to find water flowing fine, and her chain gone.

Park play

A 15-year-old boy was robbed of his cellphone in a park at the corner of Jay and Tillary streets on Aug. 14, police said.

The boy was hanging out in the park at 3 pm when two 18-year-old approached. One yanked the younger kid’s phone from his hand while the other punched him in the face.

The pair took off running before their victim could get out a ring of protest. He told cops that he last saw them running into the Jay Street subway station.

Moneyless train

A middle-aged man was robbed of his empty wallet outside the entrance to subway at the corner of Schermerhorn and Hoyt streets on Aug. 16.

The 43-year-old was entering the train station at around 8:45 pm when two guys he had never seen before approached him.

“Give us all the money,” one of the strangers said.

When the man hesitated, the robber reminded him to move “quickly.” With that instruction, the victim gave up his empty wallet, and his tormentors fled. Neither his wallet, nor the men who stole it have been found.

Running down

A man was accosted by a robber on the corner of Atlantic and Fourth avenues on Aug. 16, but ended up not losing any cash, police said.

The man was exiting the Atlantic Avenue subway station when his attacker approached from behind and told him, “Run your pockets.”

While he stood there trying to make sense of what was being asked of him, another man pushed him against a wall. To make the situation more confusing, the first man told his accomplice not to punch their victim just before the partner delivered a knuckle sandwich to the bewildered prey.

The wannabe muggers ran off without scoring a penny from the man, who was left with a swollen face.

Jewel thief

A burglar stole thousands of dollars in jewelry and cash after breaking into a Dean Street apartment on Aug. 18.

The thief broke into the apartment, which is near Third Avenue, by prying open a window. He got away with a gold ring, two necklaces, and $700 in cash, police said.


A clerk at a Fourth Avenue donut shop was held up on Aug. 15 for a sum of money equal to the cost of eight glazed cruellers.

The robber marched into the donut shop, which is near Atlantic Avenue, at around 5 pm. Brandishing a knife, he demanded money, but got only $4 in the cake-brained heist.

Fruit fly

A woman got her purse filched while buying a piece of fruit at a farmer’s market on Boerum Place on Aug. 14 at 10:20 am, police said.

The bag was stolen from the back of a stroller, where the woman had put it while she paid for her snack at the popular market, which is at Atlantic Avenue. She said the purse was only there for a matter of seconds before it was nabbed.

The thief got away with $95 in cash and assorted credit cards.

Updated 4:31 pm, July 9, 2018
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