A not-so-helpful thief stole a woman’s cellphone after offering to carry her bags on Feb. 26.
The 31-year-old victim told cops that her future attacker offered to assist her on the A train in Manhattan at around 4:30 am. The thief followed the woman when she got off the train at High Street in Brooklyn Heights, waiting until they had gotten to quiet Plymouth Street between Anchorage Place and Pearl Street in DUMBO before pushing her to the ground and snatching her phone.
An undercover weed bust turned violent on Feb. 24 after the dealer mistakenly sold his wares to a cop and attempted to flee.
The incident went down on Fulton Street between Flatbush Avenue Extension and Hanover Place at around 7:30 pm when the alleged dealer sold a $20 bag of reefer to a detective. When the dealer realized what he had done, he punched the detective in the face and took off.
The perp was eventually apprehended with the help of Officer Aanonsen Lori, but managed to clock the undercover cop in the nose and lip.
A crafty con artist posing as a UPS deliveryman duped a woman into turning over a package that he himself had ordered using the mark’s stolen credit card on Feb. 25.
The victim told cops that the package showed up at around noon at his apartment on Bergen Street between Boerum Place and Court Street. An hour later, the “UPS supervisor” appeared at his door, and explained to the nanny that the package had been delivered by mistake. The nanny then handed the package over.
Smelling a rat, the victim then went online and saw that $7,366 in unauthorized charges had been made to his credit card.
A Spanish-speaking thief stole a photographer’s fancy photo gear at knifepoint on Feb. 22 in DUMBO.
The shutterbug told cops that he was under the Manhattan Bridge at Plymouth Street and Anchorage Place at around 8 pm when the thief approached from behind, pulled a knife and said, “Dame” — meaning, “Give it to me.”
The victim complied, and lost his camera and an assortment of lenses, worth nearly $5,000.
Two thieves robbed a woman by pulling her coat over her eyes on Feb. 23.
The victim told cops that the pair struck at around 6:30 pm at the corner of Bond and Dean streets, blinding her with her own jacket and pushing her to the ground. The pair then swiped her purse and took off. She lost $60, and an assortment of IDs and credit cards.
A thief stole a car from Schermerhorn Street on Feb. 25.
The owner of the 1995 Nissan Maxima told cops that she had parked the car at around 8 am between Bond and Nevins streets. When she returned about 10 hours later, the wheels were gone.
Three brigands beat up a man on Feb. 27 in what cops are calling a gang assault.
The victim told cops that he was at the corner of Wyckoff and Smith streets at around midnight when the trio pounced, pummeling him with kicks and punches. He was left bruised and battered, but the three were arrested by Officer Ocasio Benito.
A thief swiped a high school student’s Blackberry on Feb. 23.
The 17-year-old victim told cops that she had just finished eating a slice at around 3:45 pm near Fourth Avenue and Dean Street when the thief struck.
A thief snatched a woman’s wallet while she waited for the R train at the Atlantic-Pacific stop on Feb. 27.
The victim told cops she was on the platform waiting for the train at around 11 am when she felt someone standing close behind her. She said she didn’t think anything of it, until she realized minutes later that her wallet was missing from her jacket. She lost an assortment of credit cards and her ID.