A thief roughed up a woman for her cellphone on Tiffany Place on Feb. 27, but the plucky 30-year-old fought back, keeping her phone and sending the ruffian fleeing.
The victim told police that she was near Kane Street at about 5 pm when the man grabbed her from behind and said, “Don’t scream. Give me your phone.”
When she refused, he pushed her to ground and punched her in the face. But she never let go of the phone, and the perp fled towards Degraw Street.
Cops nabbed a burglar working Luquer Street on Feb. 24 after a witness called 911 with the tip.
Police say that they got a call at around 10 am reporting that a man with white gloves had just slipped inside a building between Court and Smith streets. Officer Oscar Morales got there before the man exited the building with a fancy Tag Hauer watch and an iPod.
Morales collared the perp and, after a positive ID from the witness, booked him on burglary and trespass.
Three teenagers were arrested for painting graffiti all over city signs and a storefront on Feb. 24.
Officer Michael Ponzi said he watched the 14- and two 15-year-olds spray-painting their tags near the corner of Sackett and Clinton streets at around 8 pm.
A thief broke into an art studio on Carroll Street on Feb. 25 and stole a computer.
The 28-year-old artist showed up in at 4:30 pm to find that the perp had entered the building, which is between Bond Street and the Gowanus Canal, and removed the Apple computer. She told cops that she had left the studio at just after midnight that day.
While a resident of Third Place slept overnight on Feb. 23, a burglar entered his apartment and took undisclosed things.
The resident of the dead-end block east of Court Street told police that he was dozing between 10:30 pm and 9 am, when he awoke (fresh) to find several items missing.
Cops did not have a list of the purloined stuff.
It only takes a minute to fall in love — or to lose your wallet on Sackett Street in the middle of the day.
A 19-year-old learned that lesson on Feb. 22 when she was chatting with her brother on her stoop between Clinton and Court streets at around 3 pm. She and her bro went inside for just a minute, she said, but when they came out again, the wallet was gone.
She lost gift cards and $40.