He fell for the old ‘Let me show you something’ trick

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A man walked into a mugging on Centre Street after a Sharpie deceived him on July 1.

Initially at 2:50 pm, the con man asked his unsuspecting mark if he had any money. When the man answered, “No,” the swindler told him to follow him to an area of the block between Clinton and Court streets.

“I have something to show you,” he said.

Lo and behold, the surprise was three hooligans standing in the shadows, waiting to pounce. They held the victim while one of the crew took his iPod, mobile phone and wallet, containing various forms of ID.

Dr. Feelbad

A thief stole $1,200 from a Richards Street medical center on June 26.

The cash was taken from a locked drawer that did not appear to be tampered with in the office between Visitation Place and Pioneer Street at around 6 pm, according to the boss who reported the crime.

She told police that there are two employees who have keys to the desk drawer.


The first reported theft of the season has taken place in the men’s locker room at the Red Hook pool.

While the swimmer went for a dip in the pool, which is on Bay Street between Henry and Clinton streets, at 4:15 pm on July 3, someone else rifled through his possessions and took his wallet, which contained $200, he told cops.

— Mike McLaughlin

Updated 5:07 pm, July 9, 2018
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