Beaten and robbed near Marcy

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Two gun-toting crooks shot a 35-year-old man in the knee during a vicious Sept. 28 mugging.

The thugs punched the victim in the head as he walked past the corner of Marcy Avenue and Borinquen Place on his way to a restaurant at around 11:30 pm.

“Give me everything you got,” one of the brutal robbers said before firing at the unarmed victim.

The bad guys grabbed the victim’s watch, bracelet and $430 and drove off in a Nissan van, and the victim was treated in Woodhull Hospital.


A knife-wielding mugger tried to stab a 28-year-old woman during a brutal robbery on Devoe Street on Sept. 26.

The cruel crook — who was wearing an orange shirt at the time of the attack — confronted his victim on the block between Lorimer and Leonard streets at around 9:45 pm.

“Give me your purse or I will kill you,” he said before attempting to slash her across the stomach.

The stab was off target, and the victim — who escaped with just a scratch — handed over her purse, which contained a cellphone, credit cards, an ID, and $10.

Same place, crime

Burglars raided a Union Avenue building overnight on Sept. 27, snatching Apple computers and flat-screen TVs from at least two apartments.

• Thieves broke into the first apartment, which is between Stagg and Hewes streets, and grabbed a Mac desktop and a 42-inch Sharp flat screen TV between 8 pm and 3:30 am.

• Two stories up, thieves made off with a similar bounty between 9 pm and 2 am. The crooks grabbed a flat-screen TV and a MacBook, cops said.

Copper caper cracked

Cops caught a 44-year-old man suspected of snatching three copper cables from a Wallabout Street building on Sept. 27.

At around 1:15 pm, witnesses spotted the suspect red handed as he balanced on a ladder propped against the side of a building — which is between Wythe Avenue and Lynch Street — holding the golden copper wires.

Police caught him later that day.

Partners in crime

A teenaged Bonnie and Clyde put a gun to a deliveryman’s head on Sept. 26 and stole his cellphone and cash.

The criminal couple confronted the victim on Moore Street between Manhattan and Graham avenues at around 1:10 pm.

“Papi, dame tu dinero,” one thug demanded while pointing the gun at his victim.

The deliveryman obliged, and handed over $1,410 and his cellphone.


Sidekicks are still in season among Williamsburg thieves. Crooks snatched at least two of the fancy phones in separate assaults:

• Two under-aged crooks punched and shoved a 15-year-old on Sept. 25, pushing him to the corner of Graham Avenue and Meserole Street at around 3:30 pm.

“Give me your phone,” a pimpled perp demanded between punches, before grabbing the phone from the victim’s pocket.

• Three thugs attacked a 36-year-old woman at the corner of Varet Street and Manhattan Avenue at around 5 pm on Sept. 26, pummeling her before grabbing her phone.

“Don’t come around here again,” one of cruel crooks said after the assault.

Apple picking

A crook climbed through a Grand Street rear window on Sept. 17 and snatched an Apple laptop.

The thief and grabbed the MacBook between 10:45 am and 2:30 pm and led the apartment, which is between Havemeyer Street and Marcy Avenue.

— Ben Muessig

Updated 5:42 pm, October 2, 2008
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SShimon Weiser from Williamsburg says:
Thiefs are acting up its time to become active folks and fight back the cooks and crooks
Oct. 2, 2008, 12:01 pm

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