Man with knife terrorizes M-train gal

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M for ‘mugger’

A blade-wielding villain mugged a 21-year-old woman as she waited for an M train at the Hewes Street station on July 6.

The thug approached the woman at around 1:40 am, revealing a long, brown-handled knife.

“Give me your stuff,” he said.

The woman obliged, forking over a white leather purse, which contained her credit cards, cellphone, Metrocard, eyeglasses, books, umbrella and $50.

Crabby cabby

A fake cabby robbed a Montrose Avenue man of his clothing on July 3.

The hapless passenger hailed a taxi at around 11:10 pm from a bar on the corner of Bushwick and Montrose avenues, but when he approached the cab, the driver got out and demanded that the 36-year-old victim fork over his glasses, Kenneth Cole wallet and Brooks Brothers shirt.

The victim obliged and the cabby drove off with his clothing.

Random rampage

A violent thug clubbed a 27-year-old man on the side of the head with a blunt object on July 5, leaving his victim dazed and bloodied on Bushwick Avenue.

The unprovoked attack occurred at around 4:50 am, when the thug approached his victim as he walked between Boerum and McKibbin streets. The senseless slugger smacked his victim across the right side of the face, opening a gash that required treatment at Woodhull Hospital. The crook escaped by car.

Bike-by robberies

High gas prices are turning four-wheeled felons into two-wheeled terrors. Crooks on bicycles were responsible for at least two muggings on the Williamsburg Bridge walkway this week. Here are the scary specifics:

• Two bike-riding thugs stole a woman’s iPod as she walked across the span on July 5. One of the pedal-pushing perps shoved the woman to the ground at around 4:20 pm, knocking her iPod from her hand. A two-wheeled accomplice grabbed the iPod and rode off.

• Later that night, a BMX-riding bad guy mugged two Manhattan women. The biking hoodlum approached his victims as they walked to a Brooklyn bar at around 10:30 pm. “Give me your money, don’t yell out,” the crook said as he flashed a black handgun. The women handed over a cellphone, a digital camera and $20, and the crook pedaled away.

Break in

A thief broke into a Wilson Street apartment over the holiday weekend and snatched $1,820.

The burglar struck between 1 am on July 4 and 12:30 am on July 6, ransacking the apartment, which is between Kent and Wythe avenues.

The crook, who got in through an unlocked basement door, opened drawers and tore through closets in several bedrooms before escaping with cash and a security lock box, cops said.

Holiday heist

Thieves broke into a Ross Street man’s home over the July 4 weekend, grabbing cash, jewelry and silver coins.

The crooks got into the apartment, which is between Lee Avenue and Williamsburg Street, between 5 am on July 4 and 12:45 pm on July 6, while the victim was upstate.

Once inside, the crooks busted open an office and stole $7,180. They also pilfered a bedroom dresser for jewelry and 40 valuable collector’s coins.

The crooks might have gotten into the apartment through a second-floor screen window, which was off its track, cops said.

Vanishing mini van

Crooks stole a green Dodge Caravan on July 5.

The van was parked near the corner of Bedford Avenue and North First Street at 1:30 am, but it was gone eight hours later, its owner told cops.

— Ben Muessig

Updated 5:07 pm, July 9, 2018
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