A thug took a drum machine from a man on Fulton Street on Aug. 18.
In a bizarre musical crime, the thug approached the man near Boerum Place at around 5:30 pm and asked what he was doing with the drum machine.
Ignoring the answer, the thief demanded the machine — but the would-be Keith Moon refused.
That’s when the thief pulled a gun and grabbed the electronic percussion device.
A thug beat up a man and took his money on Bergen Street on Aug. 13.
The man was near Nevins Street at around 11 am when the perp asked him if he had the time. Before the man could answer, the perp knocked him down and began beating him before taking his money.
Just like last week, purse-snatchers were busy again:
• A thief grabbed a woman’s purse from her Livingston Street office, located between Hoyt Street and Gallatin Place, on Aug. 17. The woman left her office unattended at around noon and returned an hour later to find the purse missing.
• A thief grabbed a woman’s purse as she tied her shoes on Court Street near Montague Street on Aug. 18. The woman placed her purse on the ground next to her at around 10:45 am, and the perp grabbed it and ran.
• Thugs took a woman’s purse on Montague Street near Clinton Street at around 1:30 pm on Aug. 20. In this case, the thieves got out of a parked vehicle, grabbed the purse, got back into the car, and drove away.
• A thief took a woman’s purse at the Cadman Plaza East branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on Aug. 22. The woman was doing research at 5 pm with the bag on the back of her chair. When she checked on it an hour later, it was gone.
• Thugs beat up a man and took his bag on Hoyt Street between Livingston and Schermerhorn streets on Aug. 19. The victim told cops that the thugs sneaked up from behind and hit him on the head at around 9 pm. After a brief struggle, one of the perps flashed a gun, and the man gave up the bag.
• A thief took a man’s wallet while he was working out at World Martial Arts Center on Atlantic Avenue on Aug. 17. When the man was done with his workout at around 8 pm, he discovered that someone had broken the lock on his locker and taken his wallet.
A thug took a man’s wallet inside his own Plymouth Street building on Aug. 17.
The thug followed the man into the building, which is between Pearl Street and Anchorage Place, at around 5 pm, stopped him in the hallway, lifted his shirt to show off his handgun and told the man to give him cash.
After taking the wallet and cellphone, the perp fled.
A thief took an Apple computer from an office on Court Street, near Joralemon Street, on Aug. 18.
The office had been left unattended at noon. When the victim returned at 2 pm, she discovered laptop missing.
Thugs were after car service drivers this week:
First, on Aug. 19, thugs took a driver’s money and cellphone on Bergen Street between Hoyt and Bond streets.
The driver had been dispatched to the scene at around 4:30 am, not a good time to be picking up passengers. Sure enough, two men got into the car and told the driver to give them his money. They also got his cellphone and keys.
Three days later, thugs approached a car driver waiting for a passenger at around 2:30 am on Pacific Street between Hoyt and Bond streets. The perps held the driver at gunpoint, struck him on the back of the head and took his money.