Watch out for watch men

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Chrome crooks

Two perps chased a man down Boerum Street on July 20 and stole his expensive watch, punching him to get it.

One perp approached the victim near Lorimer Street, demanding, “Give me your watch!” When he refused, another thug exited a black SUV parked across the street and flashed a firearm.

The two crooks chased the man, with one grabbing the victim from behind and punching him in his face. He wrestled the $13,500 watch off the man’s hand and both fled in the SUV.

Laptop larceny

A thief stole a woman’s computer and clothes from under her bed on July 21 while she was at a friend’s house.

The thief broke into the S. Second Street apartment near Bedford Avenue after 11 pm and grabbed $1,600 worth of property. When the tenant returned four hours later, she found her stuff was gone.

Bazaar assault

A thug punched a Manhattan Avenue grocery store employee’s face on July 24 as the victim was helping a customer put bags into her car in the parking lot.

The perp approached his victim near Varet Street at 11 am as he was loading bags into a woman’s vehicle in front of the Food Bazaar.

The thug shouted, “You can’t be here,” and then fought with his victim before punching him in the face and breaking the man’s jaw.

Wilson withdrawal

A thief broke into a Wilson Street apartment on July 23 and took $10,000 worth of property.

The thief entered the building after 8 pm while its tenant was out of town. He cleaned out the woman’s jewelry collection, including a $4,500 diamond ring.

She discovered the crime upon her return two days later.

Grand grab

Two thieves grabbed two pocketbooks that their owners had rested on the sidewalk on Montrose Avenue on July 25.

The thugs made their move near Humboldt Street and snatched the pocketbooks, running off with two phones, a camera and one woman’s passport and college ID.

Bank hold-up

A lady thief tried to hold up the Bank of America branch on Broadway on July 23, but ran away when the teller refused.

The robber slipped a note to the teller at 2:40 pm at the branch near Marcy Avenue asking for cash. When the bank employee refused to give away any money, the foiled thief fled for Havemeyer Street.

Police say the suspect is between 20 and 35 years old, approximately 5-foot-2 and 135 pounds, with light complexion. She was last seen wearing a black Yankees baseball cap, black wrap-around sunglasses, a purple doo-rag, a long gray sweatshirt with “Rockawear” printed on it and she was holding a black and gray Coach bag.

Anyone with any information about the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-8477.


A burglar broke into an apartment in the McKibbin Street lofts on July 21 and took a woman’s iPod.

The thief broke into the apartment near White Street after 2 pm through its open rear window. When the tenant returned nine hours later, she found her iPod was stolen.

Jewelry jacked

A burglar looted a Bedford Avenue apartment on July 23, taking $18,500 worth of gold jewelry while its tenant was at a doctor’s appointment.

The thief broke into the apartment near Wilson Street at 12:45 pm, grabbing several pearl necklaces, white gold necklaces and a diamond ring.

When the tenant returned four hours later, he discovered his jewelry was stolen.

Toyota taken

A thief stole a brand new Toyota that had been parked on Meserole Street near Union Avenue on July 23. The owner discovered the crime at 8:30 am the next morning.

Bike punch

Two creeps punched a man and gershed his bicycle on Hooper Street on July 21, but one of the men was later arrested.

The perps approached their victim near S. Fourth Street at 7:14 pm, and began punching him in the face, finally getting him to give up the two-wheeler.

Police later arrested one perp and recovered the bicycle.

Updated 5:19 pm, July 9, 2018
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