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No phone prone

There was a rash of robberies by teenagers stealing cellphones from other teens throughout Fort Greene and Clinton Hill last week.

The spree included:

• A young hooligan with a switchblade mugged a 16-year-old on Fort Greene Place on May 8 at 5:30 pm, taking the homeward-bound student’s Sidekick phone.

• Police apprehended three 14-year-old boys who stole a cellphone from another 14-year-old at the corner of Carlton and Atlantic avenues on May 12 at 9 am.

• Later that day, cops cuffed an 18-year-old girl who nicked a mobile phone from a 12-year-old girl outside the Bruce Ratner-owned shopping mall at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Fort Greene Place. The suspect’s accomplice, another young woman, escaped.

• A trio of troublemakers grabbed a cellphone and iPod from a boy, 15, inside the G-train station at Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street on May 13 at 3:15.

• Minutes later, a 16-year-old who lifted a phone from an 18-year-old lad in the stairwell of the same station at 3:20 pm. But in this case, the fleeing mugger knocked down a school security officer and was ultimately arrested.

• Later that night, at 9:15 pm, three women allegedly beat up a 19-year-old woman at the corner of Carlton and Myrtle avenues. The victim told cops the troika punched her and even bit her face in the gruesome attack.

Lock or lose

A thirsty thief raided a parked delivery truck on Fulton Street on May 11 from a Fort Greene liquor store.

The driver, 30, acknowledged that he did not lock the doors to the Greene Grape’s van when he parked between South Oxford Street and South Portland Avenue at 2:20 pm.

When he returned almost half an hour later, he discovered that someone filched a case of Absolut vodka, Maker’s Mark bourbon and Intrepid Aspirinio wine.

Oracle of Adelphi St.

A marauder burst into a locked Adelphi Street apartment on May 14 and stole a laptop and two digital cameras.

The victim, 22, told police he left at 7:45 pm to dine with friends, when he returned to his apartment between Lafayette and Greene avenues, his front door had been damaged and the electronics were gone.

Posted 12:11 am, May 20, 2009
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